Hassan- In Work Lead

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Project: In Work Support

What I do: Provide support and advocacy to both employees, and their employers, in contexts where the employee is experiencing mental health issues and/ or stress, and the person requires assistance to successfully retain jobs,  return to work from sick leave in a safe and supportive way, and to also resolve work issues in a collaborative way.  

I have worked for the Trust since February 2006, and have always enjoyed observing participants moving on in a positive and meaningful way in the workplace.

Outside of work: Socialising, reading and music.


Oliva- Retention Specialist

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Project: In Work Support

What I do:

Outside of work:


Rasna- Women’s Employment Worker

Project: In Work Support

What I do: I provide 1:1 support and advice to women who are in low paid work to progress in their careers or to find new opportunities so they can move out of in-work poverty and have a better work/life balance.

Outside of work: I enjoy playing the guitar, and I’m an absolute sci-fi nerd. I also have a fondness for animals and recently adopted a stray cat called Bean who I adore.  




Lan- In Work Research

Project: In Work Support

What I do: I am the coordinator for the new London Work Resource Project which will be looking at career progression for people with lived experiences of mental health. The aim of the project is to research the barriers they face, develop strategies and encourage employers to promote from within and take an active role in employee health and wellbeing.

Outside of work: I am an avid cyclist so in my spare time, I don my outfit and join the lycra brigade sprinting around London.  When I’m not on my bike, I love to read, go for hikes and look after my house plants which can be losing battle.