About this service

Hertfordshire Mind Network is proud to be involved in the BBO STRIVE in Hertfordshire project, STRIVE being the acronym for Support and Transition Routes into Volunteering and Employment which provides one-to-one mentoring support for individuals facing barriers to employment. This project is in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council and is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and match funded by the European Social Fund whom have invested £3.8 million to assist people in need of extra support into sustained work and education through mentoring, work and volunteering experience, vocational advice and peer support.


 What's different about this project?

The unique aspects of this project are that once referred, individuals will be matched with a Learning Mentor who offers the most appropriate and beneficial support that is tailored to the individual’s needs. Additionally, this support is based around the individual’s circumstances and with the vision of long-term guidance to build skills, confidence, resilience and independence for a positive journey towards employment. With numerous mentors across the County, the BBO project utilises the expertise of all partner organisations to ensure the needs of all participants can be met in some form. The collaboration of public, private and voluntary organisations ensures the BBO project can reach everybody in Hertfordshire with substantial barriers to employment, offering specific engagement activities and empowering support for participants of the project. As a leading mental health services provider Hertfordshire Mind Network can thus offer an array of services and expertise to support and empower participants with mental health needs, alongside the client-centered mentoring delivered by STRIVE in Herts to address and overcome their barriers to employment.

Who can join BBO STRIVE in Herts?

  • Aged 19+
  • Registered unemployed
  • Economically inactive - If someone is economically inactive then they are not in paid employment or self-employment and are not available for or not seeking work. They may be in receipt of certain benefits (such as Incapacity Benefit or Employment and Support Allowance) and could also be in training or education of some kind. 
  • Have the right to work in the U.K. (proof required)

How to contact us

If you or anyone else you know would benefit from the project please do not hesitate to contact the BBO central team on 01992 588576

For more information please see the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) website