Help for unemployed people in Northampton suffering depression and low self-esteem

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New courses to help unemployed people who have low self-esteem and mental health issues are starting later this month.

Northamptonshire County Council is running the Pathway2b courses which aim to help people experiencing depression, low self-esteem and any other mental health problems in order to help them back into work.

Experienced tutors will work with people whose mental health issues are having an impact on their ability to maintain a job.

Councillor Matthew Golby, county council cabinet member for learning and families, said: “People with mental health problems can also suffer from social anxiety, ranging from mild discomfort when leaving the safety of your home to complete rejection of the outside world.

“Pathway2b supports them by helping them to establish a new routine of getting ready, leaving home, catching the bus and arriving on time – a routine that will apply when they find they’re ready to go back to work.

“Through the course, they’ll be given help and support to improve their social interaction skills and confidence to return to employment.”

Sessions are free and they take place at Far Cotton Recreation Centre, on Towcester Road, Northampton.

Each programme runs for eight weeks and starts on the following dates:

Wednesday 18 November from 10am to 12.30pm

Wednesday 18 November from 1pm to 3.30pm

Wednesday 3 February from 10am to 12.30pm

Wednesday 3 February from 1pm to 3.30pm

Further information is available by calling 01604 368023 or emailing pathway2b@northamptonshire.gov.uk.