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Supporting Apprentices Mental Health Support Service

Dear colleague,

Learning and Work Institute is working with the Department of Work and Pensions to raise awareness of a Supporting Apprentices Mental Health Support Service (MHSS), a programme designed to provide support to apprentices and apprenticeship providers.  

The programme gives targeted support to apprentices with a mental health condition, helping them to remain in work and continue with their apprenticeship. 

Free advice and support is provided for employers and for apprentices who are feeling low, upset and struggling to keep up with their apprenticeship. It is confidential and run by fully trained professionals with expertise in mental health.  

To qualify for this service, individuals must: 

> Be in an apprenticeship (attending or signed off sick) 

> Have a mental health condition that has resulted in absence, or is causing difficulties to remain in their apprenticeship (this does not require a formal medical diagnosis) 

For further information, you can download leaflets aimed at employers and apprentices, or call 0300 456 8210. More information about other help available through Access to Work.


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