ASPIRE asserts that Working Keeps You Well

Published: 18th May 2017

A local employability initiative is highlighting how working can help to keep you well following recent Mental Health Awareness Week.

The ASPIRE Employability Programme, led by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with the Western Health and Social Care Trust, the Education Authority for the Western Region and its delivery partner, Fermanagh Rural Community Initiative which is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund 2014-2020 and the Department for the Economy, offers support and assistance to people aged 16 years old and over who are currently unemployed and are seeking to gain meaningful employment with a focus on personal and professional development.

The Council’s Director of Regeneration and Planning, Alison McCullagh, said

“Research has shown training and development can contribute towards positive health and wellbeing with lack of work proving to be detrimental to a person’s health and wellbeing. Meaningful employment can help to promote recovery through providing people with a purpose and a structure for their daily lives as employment is often connected to our identity.

At ASPIRE, we are dedicated to supporting participants from all backgrounds and personal circumstances by providing them with choices and new opportunities for personal, professional and social development. ASPIRE offers participants enhanced support to acquire and maintain employment or enhance existing skillsets with free training and development.

Health and wellbeing is a particular focus for ASPIRE with tailored support and personal mentoring that is best suited to the individual within a friendly and encouraging environment.”

For further information on the ASPIRE Programme, please contact the Omagh Office on 028 8224 6535 or the Enniskillen Office on 028 6632 6478 to speak to a member of staff.

 

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