Welcome to the Thirty ninth bulletin 
 
Happy New Year 2021 to you all! 
 
On behalf of the whole Journey to Work and WISH team we send you all best wishes for the new year – it’s not what any of us expected or wanted but we remain committed to supporting you on your pathway to employment. We really look forward to a time when we can sit together in one room and laugh together again – in the meantime we continue to look at the way we can connect with you and if you have any other ideas please do share them with us. 
 
If you too miss seeing familiar faces and just having an opportunity to share with other people in a similar situation to you, then we plan to continue the regular meet ups we call Virtual WISH. See below for more information about getting involved. 
 
Virtual WISH 
 
There are two opportunities this week to join a workshop 
 
Wednesday 6th January at 4pm is going to focus on New Year, New You! How will you learn from 2020? Register here to attend Click here 
 
Friday 8th January at 2pm. Welcome back to WISH New Year - R&R - how to Review and Renew your job searching for 2021. Register here to attend Click here 
 
 
To join us, you will need to register using the appropriate link, then an email will be sent to you with everything you need to come along. 
 
The links for the next batch of upcoming topics can always be found and you can book in as soon as they come out, no need to wait for the week they are being run. WISH Online Sessions will keep being added so pop back regularly to see what is on offer. 
 
Looking for some practical ways to prepare for those jobs that you find on our Live Jobs pages? 
For those who are new to WISH you will find some help to practice answering application or interview questions if you pop back into last year’s bulletins. Just find one that suits you and have a go at one which you know might trip you up. There are 36 weeks to choose from, all accessible from the bulletin bar on the SETAS website. 
 
If you have done them all before, can I suggest that you have another go at ones that you felt less confident on? The more options that you have prepared, the better chance that you can find just the right one once you are in front of an interviewer. Sometimes you will have used that brilliant anecdote already to illustrate another point. 
 
Link to businesses who have jobs with immediate starts available - WISH live vacancies 
 
Temporary or Short Term opportunities 
There are a couple of national initiatives being rolled out, which require a large number of people for temporary or short contracts from the New Year. If you have a JCP Work Coach and are thinking of applying for anything like this, just speak to them and check what impact it will have on any benefits that you are receiving before applying. 
 
Join the NHS COVID-19 vaccine team (lots of non-medical roles as well as vaccinators) join-the-nhs-covid-19-vaccine-team/ 
 
Census 2021 – some of these opportunities expire on 8th January so if you might be interested, check them out as a matter of priority. Click here censusjobs 
 
Training in the New Year 
There are some new courses from WEA just starting – as a reminder here are the details 
 
Health and Wellbeing 2021 - click here  
 
Personal Development 2021 - click here 
 
Maintaining good Mental and Physical Health 
Our friends at the Horsham District Council Wellbeing team have a whole lot of suggestions for getting you healthy for the new year with a wide variety of courses and opportunities to find the right level of support. Check out their page here to see some of the options and get in touch with them if you would like their help. Horsham District Council 
 
The NHS has some advice on keeping moving indoors, now that the rules on going out have tightened again. Keep an eye on their You Tube channel for new workouts every Wednesday and Saturday Click here 
 
Joe Wicks is also restarting his daily sessions for families on his YouTube channel for Monday 11th January at 9am. 
 
If you are going for a Dry January and would like some encouragement then this website will give you some tips and stories to help you to keep going Click here 
 
Again, the Wellbeing team can offer more targeted one to one support if that is what would help you, so get in touch with them for more information. 
 
Don’t forget that if you are feeling overwhelmed or need help urgently it is very important to get it. The link below will help you find it quickly. 
 
1-2-1 sessions - we have plenty of 1-2-1 sessions available and open to you. If you would like to book a session, please email or call Richard to set one up, they are for you to use so please do take advantage of them.  
 
Otherwise, you can fill in your details on this link SETAS - contact us and we will get in touch with you.  
 
See you soon we hope and please take good care.  
 
 
Richard and Mel 
 
Richard Brooks FIEP - Director. 
Mobile - 07783 222956 
Office - 01403 627766 
Email - richard.brooks@setas.org.uk 
Specialist Employment, Training and Advice Services 
 
Mel Simmonds 
Mobile – 07855 634679 
Email – simmondsmel@icloud.com 
 
 
SETAS Ltd. Bailey House, 4-10 Barttelot Road, Horsham, RH12 1DQ 
 
https://www.setas.org.uk/ 
 
 
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