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Phone: 0800 049 7061

Health and

Is your health holding you back from finding the right job?

If so, you can join Fair Start Scotland the flexible employment support service tailored to meet your needs. We’ll help you to bridge the gap between any health issues and securing a job.

You will be able to: 

  • access our fully qualified physical and mental health professionals

  • work with our external partners including Disability Confident employers, NHS services, Psychological Therapy providers

  • receive one-to-one support and attend group sessions focusing on stress management, managing anxiety, confidence building, pain management, disclosing your health condition and lots more

  • explore employment opportunities with local employers we work with.

We’ll work with you to build a health service support package that suits you.​

Your health and wellbeing journey

Triage – 'three-way approach'

If you tell us about a health issue whilst we’re getting to know you -  then a meeting with you, your personal adviser and one of our in-house qualified health professionals will be arranged.

This is an opportunity to explore, in an informal setting, what your health barriers to employment are and agree a health plan that works for you.

By fully understanding your health issue your personal adviser and health adviser will tailor the service to your needs, making sure any employment goals and aspirations are suitable for you.


One-to-one health support

You could start benefiting from our one to one health support which you'll only every receive from a fully qualified health professional so you know you’re in good hands.

One to one support includes developing effective coping strategies or help with the practical side of things, such as identifying job goals that are compatible with your health issues, discovering local Disability Confident employers and supporting with reasonable adjustments once you are in work.

Group workshops 

You’ll be invited to attend our group workshops on topics such as ‘Managing Anxiety’, ‘Exercise and Wellbeing’, ‘Healthy Eating’, ‘Managing Interview Nerves’ and so much more.

Our workshops are designed to equip you with strategies for better managing your health issues in preparing for the workplace.

In-work support

Our help doesn't stop once you're in work. We will continue to work with you and your employer, providing tailored health and wellbeing in-work support.

The health and wellbeing offer is only available through StartScotland, not all of our delivery partners may offer this level of support just yet.