Skills and employment

Our employment teams can work with you on both your employment goals and your wellbeing. Together, you’ll find ways that you can build your confidence, improve your mental health, and access training and opportunities.

Cardiff – Vale of Glamorgan – Rhondda Cynon Taf – Merthyr

Peer Mentoring Programme

One-to-one support on your way back into work

The Out of Work Peer Mentoring service offers one-to-one support as you find your way back into work, delivered by peer mentors who understand the challenges you’re facing. They can work with you to find the volunteering, training or employment opportunities you need.

We’ll talk with you about your goals, and work with you on a plan to achieve them. We’ll meet you in your community and provide information, advice and guidance in confidence to support you on your way back into work.

Is this for me? It’s for people who have experienced mental health challenges – like anxiety or depression – or who are in recovery from alcohol or substance use.

It’s available if:

  • Over 25: You’ve been unemployed for more than 12 months, or are receiving ESA or Universal Credit
  • 16 – 24: You’re not in education, employment or training.

If you’re not sure, get in touch with us to check.

Take the next step. Talk to us to get started:

T: 01443 845975
E: oows@platfform.org

Supported by the European Social Fund through Welsh Government


Caerphilly Borough

Platfform Academi

Build your confidence, identify your strengths, and figure out what’s next

If you’ve been out of work due to mental health challenges, or feel that those challenges are affecting your confidence, we can work with you to figure out your next step.

Platfform Academi focuses on your goals, strengths and abilities, and provides training and inspiration to overcome the challenges you face, learn the skills you need, and build the confidence you want.

Ready to move on? If you’re over 25 and economically inactive or long-term unemployed, Platfform Academi can work with you to create an individually-tailored programme. This will help you access volunteering, training and employment opportunities.

Talk to us:

T: 01495 245802
E: connect@platfform.org

Funded by the WCVA Active Inclusion Fund and supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

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