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Work to Recover

Work to Recover is a programme which exists to help those in recovery from mental illness to re-enter the workplace. Located in Central London, our program is open to all who are dedicated to their recovery.

Many people suffering from mental health issues find a fulfilling career impossible to sustain and their job often falls victim to their illness. The purpose of Work to Recover is to change that.

We firmly believe that work can be hugely helpful in assisting and maintaining recovery from a wide range of mental health issues. It can provide a bridge back to ‘normal life’ and be instrumental in rebuilding damaged confidence and self-esteem.

Work to Recover is headed up by Gemma Rose Thomas, a qualified Recovery Coach, Wellness Specialist & Holistic Healthcare Practitioner.

Work to Recover provides:

  • Career Coaching on both a group and individual basis
  • Personalised interview training
  • Career change advice, guidance and support
  • CV Workshops
  • Cover Letter Workshops
  • Identification of key strengths, specialist knowledge and transferable job skills
  • Personal drivers for purpose, ambition and happiness in work
  • Advice on building an online profile and self-marketing
  • Working on building confidence and self-esteem

We work with some of Sidekicks’ most valued clients for whom Corporate Social Responsibility is a real priority. Employers
benefit from the skills and dedication of an employee who is motivated, engaged and diligent. For the programme
participants themselves, the scheme offers a second chance: a productive and fulfilling route into work after recovery.

‘It was a pleasure having Katie to spend a day with us at Bloom as part of the Work to Recover initiative. It’s good to be able to give something back to people who have been on a tough and often lonely journey and really need all the support they can get.

Business isn’t just about making profit, it’s about improving people’s lives too and as business owners, we should all remember that.’

Jill Marshall, Managing Director, Bloom


Take Part

If you are a company interested in speaking to us about the enormous potential benefits of joining the Work to Recover scheme, please call our Program Lead – Gemma Rose Thomas on 07979 863 563, or email


Gemma Rose Thomas

Programme Lead – Work to Recover

Gemma Rose Thomas is a Leadership & Performance Coach, and Mental Wellness Coach. Gemma is passionate about helping people to discover their full potential and create a life that is lived by design, not by default.

Gemma’s passion for coaching lies in its ability to be future focussed. Unlike psychotherapy or counselling it is not looking to ‘fix’ the past or change it. It is that aspect of coaching which makes it a valuable tool for moving forward in the direction of change and can facilitate well rounded recovery from physical and mental illness.

Gemma is a qualified coach, member of the National Council of Psychotherapists, and the Guild of Coaching and NLP.
Office: 0203 709 5250


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