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FREE Mental Health Support for

Business Owners & Employees

Able Futures is a nationwide specialist partnership set up to provide the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service in England, Scotland and Wales on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.


Whether you are a business owner, sole trader or employee, Able Futures offer the opportunity to speak regularly with a mental health specialist about issues that may be affecting you at work.  Issues can include: anxiety, depression, stress and lack of confidence- either work-related or non-work related.  The service will help you will learn new ways to look after yourself so that you can feel more resilient and able to cope as well as finding the confidence to take practical steps to overcome problems and make adjustments to help your mental health at work. 


Key Facts about the free service:

  • Nine months confidential, no cost advice, guidance and support from mental health professionals to help you cope with work while you manage a mental health condition such as anxiety, depression or stress.

  • The service is not counselling but is a confidential, nine month, resilience building support service for employees whose circumstances or mental health may affect their wellbeing or work performance.

  • Able Futures gives every individual who needs support access to a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant (VRC) who is a qualified mental healthcare professional and works as a coach to give practical support, advice and guidance to people across England, Scotland and Wales

  • VRCs are often members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy or have trained and practiced as psychologists, counsellors, occupational therapists to support people experiencing issues that affect their mental health.

  • There’s no waiting list and employees do not need to have a diagnosed condition.

  • The support is  also available to employee partners/family members (age 16+) that are employed or self-employed.

  • Some examples of circumstances Able Futures can support with: Anxiety, Depression, Sleep, Assertiveness, Concerns about wellbeing at work due to Covid-19, Stress- both work related and non-work-related -to name a few.

  • The service complements existing wellbeing strategies, for example, Able Futures refer participants to utilise their Employee Assistance Programme or can support in obtaining counselling/therapies.

  • Able Futures is a Department of Work and Pensions funded support service to support employee mental health. Ingeus deliver the service on behalf of the DWP.

For more details and to register visit:

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