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Aberdeen Foyer REACH Programme

Last updated: 10th July 2024

Type of service:

Voluntary

Need supported:

  • Employability / Training / Career
  • Health / Wellbeing
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Development

Aim/Purpose:

Increased focus on wellbeing, increased confidence, increased social connections and increased employability.

Suitability criteria:

  • All genders
  • All ages

Assessment/referral process:

  • Health professional, Other, Self-referral, Social work

REACH is available to anyone aged 16-65 who is stable in recovery from health and wellbeing challenges, whether physical, mental (including social isolation and lack of confidence) or dependency related. Applicants must be aged 16-65 years and be stable in recovery from health and wellbeing challenges, whether physical, mental (including social isolation and lack of confidence) or dependency related. Referrals to the REACH programme can be made by contacting Bryan Mackay: bryanm@aberdeenfoyer.com or by accessing the following link: https://app.upshot.org.uk/signup/7c71f879/

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Further Information:

Foyer REACH (Recovery, Employability, Achievement, Challenge, Hope) is a 12-week employability programme that is available in locations across Aberdeenshire and in Aberdeen City. REACH is open to anyone aged 16-65 in recovery from health and well-being challenges whether physical, mental (including social isolation and lack of confidence) or dependency-related and is ready to show commitment and progress towards employment, volunteering or further education. The course follows a weekly structure based on community involvement, personal development, wellbeing and employability learning. Participants can gain a City & Guilds Level 1 Extended Award in Employability Skills, a REHIS Food Hygiene Certificate, First Aid Certificate and other recognised qualifications. Workshops will take place focused on wellbeing and goal-setting for the future. Foyer will work in partnership with other agencies to ensure specific recovery support is available to those who need it, as well as peer mentoring and service user involvement opportunities. a free ‘breakfast club’ providing toast and cereals, and other healthy options is available – lunch will also be provided.