Last year we supported 65 people experiencing mental health difficulties to prepare for work.

World of Work

“I feel more prepared for when I do get an interview and more confident with my answers”

“I was really nervous at first but I learnt how to combat my fears which made me feel happier to continue with the course and not give up”

What’s On Offer

Thurrock Mind support people who wish to gain, or return to, employment after a period of mental ill health through our partnership with Thurrock Centre for Independent Living (TCIL).  The World of Work project is also available to adults with learning difference and autistic spectrum disorders.

Individual Support

We meet on a one-to-one basis to establish an individual’s motivation and aspirations for career development.  We assist to create a personal profile, formulate CV’s, and complete on-line job searches.  We also support people to find and apply for training, volunteering and employment opportunities. 

Preparing 4 Work Programme

We offer a structured programme (one session per week for twelve weeks) in a group setting.  Participants are supported to recognise their individual strengths and abilities as they develop presentation and interview skills.  Through this holistic approach, they gain confidence and are better prepared for the workplace environment.  

Work Placements

Work can be very important to maintaining positive mental health.  Many people wish to gain, or return to, employment, and research shows that this can help promote recovery.  However, sometimes they do not feel ready – this is where we can help by providing a ‘stepping stone’ towards employment.  Trainees participate in our structured training programme (one day a week for twelve weeks) gaining work related skills, experience and the confidence they need to progress. 


Individual support: Free

Preparing 4 Work (1 session per week for 12 weeks) : Free

For More Information

To find out more about the project please call 01375 391411 or email

Contact Details

Thurrock Mind

152 Bridge Road



RM17 6DB

01375 391411