For job seekers coming to AimBig, their mental state can sometimes act as a barrier to wellness as well as to their employment goals.

To increase the overall wellbeing of our clients and prepare them for employment, we have introduced MyDirection, a module-based intervention program aiming to reduce the impact of psychosocial barriers for people with disability, injury, or illness. MyDirection was created by our sister company Rehab Management, and we have mirrored this program to benefit AimBig clients.

As we roll this program out to the whole business, MyDirection will set AimBig apart from other employment providers. As a provider that specialises in supporting people with mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression, this program prioritises the mental wellbeing of participants to ensure they are supported

The pilot group of participants has been facilitated by Administration Assistant Amy Green, where she meets these individuals in their local office to deliver one by one appointments. Amy worked with each member of the group to identify challenges and strengths in their lives and review their personal and employment goals. This was then all taken into account to develop a therapy plan, which includes tailoring a variety of modules based on what the participant needs to work through.

Some of our modules include ‘Managing Challenging Conversations’, ‘Goal Setting’, ‘Positive Wellbeing’, Mindfulness and Fulfilment’ and ‘Overcoming Adversity and Preparing for Major Life Change’.

We believe MyDirection will be effective for AimBig participants as its evidence based and grounded on a whole-person model, which takes in account all factors including the physical, vocational, psychological, and emotional needs of the participant.

Amy’s trial group is already seeing great results early on, and there is great enthusiasm across the participants on their journey to mental wellbeing. We spoke to Amy Green about her perspective on the program and the impact it has on participants.

“I believe MyDirection has benefitted AimBig as it bridges a much-needed gap that exists in our employment sector. As a former Job Seeker that has struggled in various parts of my life, I can see how this could have helped me prepare for the position I am in now.

Something I really appreciate about the MyDirection is the ability for people who may be reluctant to visit a psychologist to move forward and make progress through utilising the knowledge and tools provided by the program. It provides real opportunities for growth through the variety of modules and can help AimBig participants move towards wellness.

Although it is just a pilot program for now, MyDirection has the potential to set AimBig apart from other employment providers. As a provider that specialises in supporting people with mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression, this program really prioritises the mental wellbeing of participants to ensure they are supported.“

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