EdinMe is a service for people aged 16-21 with emerging and entrenched mental health issues affecting their progression towards sustained employment. Through 1:1 appointments, group work and an embedded employability focus, the project will support young people to improve their mental health and achieve positive outcomes.
Developing referral routes, EdinMe will particularly seek to support those who are care experienced and young people leaving prison – groups who are particularly susceptible to poor mental health.
Caseworkers provide participants with 1:1 intensive support, motivation and encouragement. Participants are also helped to develop and implement a personal development action plan and group work programmes. This develops skills they need to progress into education, training or employment.
Participants are signposted to specialist support services and given the assistance they need to attend appointments. They are provided with budgeting advice and help with finances.