Having struggled with anxiety and depression, Jack knew that going back into work would help but the coronavirus pandemic descended and it felt like a difficult time to be looking for work. Having been unemployed for 6 months, Jack wanted a small part time job to ease back into the workplace having previously been made redundant after 20 years in the same job.
“My key worker at I CAN Work helped me to do a more targeted CV for the roles I was applying. I had applied for the same job twice before but without success. I honestly believe the more targeted CV helped me secure the role”
Jack was a little anxious about managing back in work but was reassured that her key worker was at the end of a phone and would be checking in regularly to provide continued support. “The job has given me purpose and it feels good to be earning my own money. My self esteem is better most days although I still have my down days. I feel without help I wouldn’t have gone into work and can’t thank you enough for all the help I CAN Work has given me.”
I CAN Work helps people with mild-moderate mental health problems to find and remain in employment to support their recovery and improve their wellbeing. The programme, which is the first of its kind in Wales, is delivered by Betsi Cadwaladar University Health Board, in partnership with CAIS and the Rhyl City Strategy, with funding from the Welsh.