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Early Careers Health Programme


The transition from education into the workplace and the first few years of anyone's career bring intense change and new challenges. It can be stressful, and there is a risk that new mental health conditions can start, old ones can be triggered or existing ones can worsen. 

Businesses have the opportunity and responsibility to protect and support the positive mental health of young people during this time. This is especially important as the impact of COVID-19 is felt. 

The CMHA helps businesses to protect, support and create positive mental health for their young people through our Early Careers Health Programme.   It includes seminars, training and guidance that will help organisations to challenge mental health stigma, while equipping them with the skills and knowledge to manage and support their young employees. The CMHA also established the  Thriving From The Start Network, which is a mental health network, run by and for people in their early career.



Say they have experienced poor mental health, such as anxiety or depression


Think telling a prospective employer about poor mental health would hurt their chances of getting the job


Are more likely to apply to an employer that shows a commitment to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of their employees