Dorset HealthCare’s Work Services

Dorset Healthcare provides three services to help with vocational goals:-

Vocational Services

Service offers intervention to help individuals retain employment, pursue new vocation goals, both paid and voluntary and explore training options with people with long term health conditions. Occupational Therapy led service covering the whole of Dorset.

* Please be aware that from the 1st of April 2020 Vocational Services are now offering a reduced, remote service with job retention work prioritised. This reflects Dorset Healthcares measures in response to the Covid-19 virus. Staff will respond to emails and messages left on our main line or team mobile will be passed on, but within the parameters of these restrictions.

We hope that our full service will be back up and running as soon possible. In the meantime please click through to the Vocational Services page for advice on keeping well during the lockdown.

Dorset Work Matters

Dorset Work Matters is a new service for individuals with a mental health condition who are under the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) and wanting to gain PAID employment. Employment specialists work using the Individual Placement Support approach. Referrals are made through the CMHT.

Employment Advisors

This service is for individuals who are currently been seen by an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service or on the Steps 2 Wellbeing waiting list.

Support is given with employment issues.

Vocational Services in Dorset