The Able Futures Programme is an uncapped scheme being run out or the DWP and is arguably one of their best kept secrets. With one in four of us likely to experience some form of stress, anxiety or depression during our working lives and only 40% of employees accessing organisationally run OH schemes that means a lot people are struggling.
This totally confidential programme can be accessed with a freephone number by anyone who is over 18 and in employ. Within 48 hours they will be assigned to a vocational rehabilitation coach who is an experienced counsellor with wellbeing experience. After an initial face to face meeting during which a personalised mental health support plan will be devised the majority of the support will be by telephone with a final meeting at the point of exit.