EMPOWER is a research study which aims to find how well our new employment initiative – Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills for Employment (DBT-SE) – helps people to gain employment or return to work after being off sick (due to their mental health). We also hope to find out if DBT-SE has lasting positive effects on a person’s wellbeing.
There are some people who find it harder than others to get a job and also hold down a job; this can be for many reasons. Some people find relationships difficult which can make it harder to get along with work colleagues and supervisors while ensuring they have their needs met. Some people experience strong emotions that ‘come from nowhere’ and take a long time to go down or leave you feeling overwhelmed. These problems can sometimes lead to difficulties building confidence at work and managing work pressures.
If you think this study sounds like something that might be useful for you or you would just like some more information about what taking part involves, please contact the EMPOWER research team using the following information:
You can email us at EMPOWER@mindchwf.org.uk
Or telephone us on 0208 525 2337
*Please note that this study is a randomised controlled trial (RCT) therefore participants are randomly allocated to either the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy-Skills for Employment initiative group or a mental health employment service at Mind.