Getting someone mental health support

Stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues can affect all of us. Whether it's things in our personal life such as relationship breakdowns, or events at work, or a general uncertainty around our future, many things happen in our lives that can affect how we feel. And sometimes we can all need some advice and guidance to help us learn how to look after our mental health so we can feel better. 

When someone we know is experiencing things that affect their mental health it can be difficult to know how to support them and where they can turn for advice and information to help them feel better. Able Futures can give anyone aged 16 or over who is in work and struggling with their mental health by giving nine months support from a mental health professional. 

If someone you know seems low, worried, stressed or they aren't interested in things that they used to enjoy, Able Futures could help them. Tell someone you love to contact us on 0800 321 3137 or apply online at


Helping someone deal with stress

Able Futures gives anyone aged 16 and over who is in work support for their mental health, at no cost because it is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions. 

We support people by giving them access to a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant who can help them understand issues such as stress which are affecting their mental health. 


Support for someone experiencing anxiety

Able Futures gives advice and guidance to people who are experiencing mental health conditions such as anxiety. Our Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants are qualified mental health professional who can give information on how anxiety affects our mind and bodies and what ways we can learn to look after ourselves, access therapies and reduce the impact of anxiety on our lives. 

Getting support for someone with depression

When you tell someone who is feeling low about Able Futures, they will get nine months advice and support from a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant who is a qualified mental health professional. Our VRCs will listen to anyone experiencing mental health issues such as depression, whether or not they have been formally diagnosed. Together with their VRC, people will form a plan for things they can do to help themselves deal with issues that are affecting them and talk to people that can help them. 

Advice and information on maintaining mental wellbeing

Able Futures gives nine months advice, information and guidance to support mental wellbeing. We may direct people towards therapies that could help treat mental health issues. Or we may help people learn skills. Or we may be by someone's side while they have conversations with their employer or other people who could help make adjustments to help their mental wellbeing. 

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Access to Work Mental Health Support Service: Freephone 0800 321 3137