Aberdeen Pathways - Mental Health
Aberdeen Pathways offers a dedicated vocational rehabilitation programme for people who are currently experiencing mental health difficulties relating to anxiety, depression trauma or stress, to help them progress towards and into sustained employment.
The Pathways programme is funded by Aberdeen City Council.
Aberdeen Pathways is open to any adult (16 years or older) with a mental health diagnosis who lives within the Aberdeen City areas and runs on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Those who wish to attend the programme should have the motivation to secure work, education or further training.
Pathways offers both group and one to one sessions which cover areas related to personal development, cognitive rehabilitation and employability. Each session is supported by staff to meet each person’s individual needs.
Some areas covered in the programme are:
• Health and Wellbeing
• Confidence Building
• Social Skills
• Managing depression and anxiety
• Work Placement
• IT and Employability College Course (On Wednesdays)
Most referrals are made from a professional such as GPs, social workers, Job Centre plus and community psychiatric nurses.
Clients can self-refer although they must get a professional to complete a referral and risk assessment form to clarify they are eligible for the programme. (They would not be eligible if they are currently on Government funded programmes e.g.: work choice or other funded work programmes)
Aberdeen Pathways is unable to work with people whose behaviour is assessed to pose a significant threat of self-harm or physical harm to others. The service is also unable to admit those whose substance misuse is affecting their daily functioning.
View our leaflet here
For more information please contact:
South Wing, Migvie House,
23 North Silver Street,