Support

Need some support before you enter your chosen career? We have video links to advice and guidance, support for your emotional wellbeing, and personal development.

Emotional wellbeing 

GM Higher: Wellbeing and support

Feeling worried, anxious or depressed? – Hear about the range of different services young people can access to help with their emotional health.

Mental Health: In our own words - 13 people, aged 18 to 25 talk about what it's like to live with a mental health problem, and what helps them cope.

Living with anxiety – YoungMinds

Young people share their stories and experiences of living with anxiety.

Young Minds - Our Activists explain what a self-soothe box is, how it can help you when you're feeling anxious or panicky, and what they have in theirs.

Advice and guidance

Connexions: Need advice and guidance? – Hear from a qualified careers adviser who can help you choose your next step.

GMACS: Money, apprenticeships and you –  Hear from apprentices who will talk about how much they get paid, their lifestyle and how they manage their money.

Financial advice

Student finance and budgeting in higher education

Helping your child with their wellbeing

Salford City Council: Financial support – A range of organisations who can offer financial support for things like interview clothes, travel to work/college, debt advice and benefits.         

GMACS: What is the Our Pass? – Hear about free bus travel across Greater Manchester for 16 to 18 year olds.

Personal development

Employability skills

Catch22: CVs Do’s and Don’ts – Learn about CV pitfalls and things to avoid. Followed by financial support.                             

GMCA: Over 18 and looking to learn new skills? – Hear about the range of training provision available for anyone over the age of 18.

Building aspirations: Trafford Housing Trust are here to let you know what skills employers are looking for.

Interview with confidence: Trafford Housing Trust offer you interview techniques.

Support services

Disability Support (IPES): The Growth Company understand that everyone is unique, which is why their employment support is bespoke and tailored to each individual.

Self-Employment Support (Enterprising-You): At the Growth Company, they can provide advice, assistance and guidance to self-employed people in the Greater Manchester area. They can supply you with your own business coach, who will help you on your self-employed journey.

Skills and Qualifications (SSE GM): Are you looking to increase your current skillset? The Growth Company can provide you with a learning mentor who will be able to support you through the process and find you the fully funded course that fits you best.

Unemployed with a health condition (Health and Wellbeing): The Growth Company have a range of support solutions designed to help unemployed people with health conditions to improve their employability and find lasting employment.

DIGITAL INC. from Digital Advantage
Digital Inc. is an acclaimed employability programme for SEND schools and provision. Students create digital portfolios, develop employability skills and the confidence and connections to get a job in the digital economy. Find out more about Digital Inc.

NSEF and the DFN Foundation
The National SEND Employment Forum is a group of volunteers who are working together to make sure every young person with SEND has an opportunity to find work. NSEF, partnered with the DFN Foundation, have ran a campaign called 'Finding Your Future'. The campaign has been created to support and motivate young people with learning disabilities and autism to maintain positivity and momentum during these uncertain times. Take a look at the collection of videos from National SEND Employment Forum.

ASDAN Resources
Simon Lawrence, ASDAN’s Head of Business Development and Communications, provides a list of engaging activities aimed at helping learners develop their employability skills.

SEND careers resources from The Careers and Enterprise Company
These resources aren’t just for those in SEND-specific settings, they’re also for use within any other setting that includes young people with SEND. Filter the resources to find the resources most relevant to you.

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