ecdp and Barclays jointly host mental health briefing for local businesses

On 08 May 2014, ecdp and Barclays joined forces to deliver their second event to local businesses. 

photo of participants at Barclays and ecdp event on 08 May 2014

1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year. ecdp has a track record in promoting employment opportunities for people experiencing mental health problems in Essex.

Participants on 08 May discovered more about ecdp Works, a bespoke six week work placement programme which supports businesses to employ people with mental health conditions confidently. ecdp delivers ecdp Works, offering unemployed disabled individuals the opportunity to participate in meaningful work placements and improve their confidence and well-being as a concrete pathway to permanent employment.

‘We are delighted to have held our second Disability Confident Event with ecdp and we continue to help local Essex employers to become more Disability Confident.’

Jason Falkingham, Head of Team, Barclays Essex

The event included lived experience testimonials from Craig Muckley, Relationship Director, Barclays, and ecdp Works participants Leanne Morley and Catherine Turner. Vickie Bond, Welfare Consultant, Essex Police, spoke about why Essex Police support their employees, and the business benefits this best practice brings. Vickie also spoke about the ecdp Works programme from an employers’ point of view, and why Essex Police have committed to supporting the next cohort.

Visit the ecdp Disability Confident Portal

Visit the ecdp Works website page

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