What is it?


FEAT's Journey to Work programme helps people within Fife who are struggling with a mental health difficulty to move back towards work. Journey to Work consists of a comprehensive range of support measures in order to meet the needs of the individual and consists of 4 broad areas: 

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Living Life To The Full (LLTTF)

Living Life To The Full (LLTTF)

Living Life To The Full (LLTTF)

 A 8 week course, running for 2 hours a week, which teaches participants the basics of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). This includes helping participants gain an understanding of how their mood affects them as well as exploring a range of strategies which may help manage their mental health. 

STARS

Living Life To The Full (LLTTF)

Living Life To The Full (LLTTF)

 A course that focuses more on the future and your goals, STARS runs for 2 hours a week for 4 weeks and is interested in exploring your personal strengths and values. Participants are encouraged to consider ways in which they may be under using their strengths and values and identity where they may be able to apply them in relation to their goals.

Key Worker Support

CV | Interview | Disclosure Workshops

CV | Interview | Disclosure Workshops

 One-to-one support with a key worker who regularly meets with you to discuss your goals, plans and helps with any other areas that may need addressed in order to move back towards work. This may include helping you gain support from other partner organisations.

CV | Interview | Disclosure Workshops

CV | Interview | Disclosure Workshops

CV | Interview | Disclosure Workshops

 These one-off courses are delivered once a month for 2 hours. Within the CV workshop we discuss what makes a good CV and covering letter. During the interview workshop we discuss anxieties around interviews, how we might manage them and how to prepare for an interview. In disclosure workshops we explore the pros and cons of telling employers about your mental health. 

How Might It Help Me?

Previous clients have taken a lot from the Journey to Work programme and the benefits really are dependent upon what you want to get from it. Some benefits that other clients have found include: 

  • Access to employment through partnership organisations.


  • Seeking out and attending further education at college.


  • Moving on to volunteering or further accredited training via partner organisations within Fife.


  • Reporting feeling more confident in themselves and ability to move forward.


  • Better understanding of how to manage their mental health.


  • Enjoying being part of a weekly group with others in the same boat.


  • Developing tools and techniques to help manage daily difficulties.


  • Clearer sense of what they want to do and how to move forwards.

How Much / Often Would I Engage With It?


Our Journey to Work programme is flexible and suits your level of commitment and current circumstances. The courses run throughout the year and each course consists of a weekly group meeting of up to 2 hours once a week. All group meetings take place at our main offices at Hanover Court, Glenrothes. One-to-one keywork support is arranged at a time that best suits you and your FEAT keyworker, meaning it's very flexible to suit your needs.   

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How do I get involved?

If you're struggling with your mental health, live in Fife, interested in moving back towards work and would like to take part in the Journey to Work programme, then you can complete the self-referral form below and a member of the team will be in touch. 

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