New service launches to help individuals to improve their mental health

Local mental health charity Hull and East Yorkshire Mind is working with Hull City Council on a new project to support individuals and employers in Hull. The new Work Well project, which officially launched last month, will help individuals to improve their mental health, raise aspirations and achieve personal goals.

As part of the new initiative, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind will be helping young people aged 16-24 into education, training or employment, supporting people already in work to improve their mental health and retain their employment, as well as engaging with local employers to help make mental health a priority in their workplace.

Throughout the pandemic, more people are experiencing poor mental health and this can directly impact on external opportunities, making it harder to find training and employment opportunities, or resulting in poor mental health at work. 

Emma Dallimore, Chief Executive at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, said:

“We are thrilled to be working with Hull City Council to help support individuals and employers in Hull. The pandemic has been difficult for everyone and we know that this will have affected the mental health of our community in many different ways.

“It may be that your mental health is stopping you from gaining employment, or you may feel like you need some extra support to achieve your employment goals. Our new Work Well initiative will help young people, adults and employers to achieve their goals, but most importantly improve their mental health and wellbeing.”

Councillor Hester Bridges, Deputy Leader of Hull City Council and Chair of Hull Health and Wellbeing Board, said:

“The Coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated drivers of poor mental health, such as unemployment and financial insecurity, and increased population-wide mental health challenges. It is likely that the long-term economic effects of the pandemic will most affect those already socially and economically disadvantaged, and the mental health impact of these effects may not be seen for years.

“We very much welcome the additional resources available and support projects aimed at improving employability and mental health in the workplace. This brand new service will help to improve mental wellbeing at a particularly challenging time for people in our most disadvantaged communities, including those at risk and other vulnerable groups. ”

For more information on the project and how to get support, please visit or contact Hull and East Yorkshire Mind’s Information Line 24 hours a day on 01482 240133 /