About Us

Why Join the Employment Connections site?

Employment Connection is a website bringing together local resources in East London that promote training, education, and employment support for people with mental health problems.

For individuals

People want to work, face barriers, and need help to overcome them.

For employers

Better mental health support in the workplace can save UK businesses up to £8 billion per year.

Helping skilled job seekers return to work quickly will boost the economy and solve recruitment challenges.

We would recommend that employers sign up to become a Mindful employer, and to the Disability Confident scheme. Follow the links below to find out more.

How to sign up to the Disability Confident employer scheme – GOV.UK

Mindful Employer

Improving people’s mental health at work will boost productivity and cut sickness rates;


People with mental health problems want to work, and with the right support they are normally able to do so.

Making sure that people get the support they need, at the time when they need it, is an ongoing challenge, and it is this challenge that Employment Connection is aiming to meet.

Local services need to work together to support local people to access the right service at the right time.  This website will support you to describe your service, clarify your offer and engage with people who need your support.

If you are not able to find a service that meets your needs do contact us for further support.

How Will It Work

If you are an organization proving employment/ education/ training support to people with mental health problems and you want your service to be included,
click here

If you are member of the public looking for help with your employment/career needs (Member)
click here