Feel Well Work Well Programme

Local charities have joined together to support young people across South Yorkshire to improve their mental health and help them get started or back on track with their careers.

Partnering together to deliver the new programme across the region are Sheffield Futures, Big Ambitions and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust. With support from Rotherham and Barnsley Mind, The Princes Trust and The Source Academy, the organisations will coach 18-24 year-olds to secure further training or employment.

The pandemic has had a huge impact on mental health and wellbeing. Many young people have missed out on their education and lost opportunities to progress into work, leading to isolation, anxiety and decreased confidence and self-esteem.

James Mahoney (Education Manager) is looking forward to starting this provision and supporting people in Rotherham: 

“We are delighted to be able to work alongside Sheffield Futures, Big Ambitions and Rotherham and Barnsley Mind to support people in Rotherham improve their mental health and move closer to employment. Throughout the last 2 years the impact of Covid-19 has had a huge impact on communities including a rise in unemployment. We hope this project can play a small part in helping people develop their confidence and self-esteem and progress into employment”.

Unlike traditional employability programmes, Feel Well Work Well recognises that without good mental health it is incredibly challenging to begin and continue in employment. Every young person that joins the programme will have access to trained wellbeing practitioners who can assess their needs and refer them to specific support.

Any young person living in South Yorkshire, aged 18-24 who is not currently in education, employment or training can apply for support from Feel Well Work Well. The programme is able to help with wellbeing challenges, such as low mood and anxiety, the only requirement is that young people are able to engage with their coach and are ready to explore their career prospects.

The programme is part funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and brings nearly a million pounds of investment for young people into South Yorkshire.

Supporting Organisations

OrganisationOffice ContactWebsite
The Source Academycommunity@thesourceacademy.co.uk
0114 263 5693 / 07935 756624300 Meadowhall Way, Sheffield, S9 1EA
www.thesourceacademy.co.uk Facebook: @TheSourceAcademy Twitter: @thesourceacad Instagram: @thesourceacademy  
Princes Trustyhoutreach@princes-trust.org.uk
Get Into enquiries – 07814802270
Health & Social Care enquiries – 07583105495, The Princes Trust, 4th Floor Airedale House , Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AW  
https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/ Facebook: @PrincesTrustNorthOfEngland Twitter: @PrincesTrustYH
Rotherham Barnsley
cypscontactus@rbmind.co.uk subject title FWWW, 01709 919929, Rotherham and Barnsley Mind, Osbourne house, 1-2 Highfield, Doncaster RD, S65 1DZhttps://www.rbmind.co.uk/
Facebook:@rotherhamandbarnsleymind Twitter: @RotherhamMind
Instagram: @rbmind