CSEP Member
Big Ambitions CIC

Big Ambitions CIC is a social enterprise with two core objectives:

  • Supporting people who are experiencing poor mental health and wellbeing to gain and retain meaningful activity and employment.
  • Supporting employers to create healthy working environments by incorporating wellbeing into the workplace.

Having a vocation improves all aspects of life, in particular: health, mental wellbeing and overall quality of life. There is an extensive national evidence base to support the work of Big Ambitions CIC Big Ambitions CIC are now fully funded through the Big Lottery reaching communities fund to provide FREE employment support services for individuals who may be suffering from emotional or mental health difficulties within Doncaster.

Services we can provide:

Job retention service If you are in work and struggling to cope we may be able to help support you to remain in work, the type of support we can provide is:

  • Help liaising with employers; including keeping the lines of communication open during a period of ill health
  • Support negotiating and providing advice around reasonable adjustments
  • Support in meetings to help to identify and overcome barriers to your employment
  • On-going support after returning to work
  • Mediation between employee & employer
  • Support disclosing difficult or sensitive issues to an employer
  • Help with achieving a healthy work / life balance
  • Advice to manage symptoms of a mental health condition in the workplace
  • Signposting to other support services
  • Support to find alternative employment including help with CV´s and interview techniques

Our Job Retention Adviser works with both employee and employer where possible, providing impartial support for the employer including advice around reasonable adjustments, how to support employee´s with a mental health condition and access to a FREE wellbeing needs assessment.

Vocational Support If you are unemployed and either looking to engage in some meaningful activity or gain employment then Big Ambitions could help you. The type of support we can provide is:

  • 1:1 support to identify barriers, and your personal goals
  • Person centered approach
  • Wellness coaching including development of coping strategies
  • Support with CV, application forms, interview techniques
  • Access to personal development training courses such as confidence building and assertiveness training
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • On-going support and reviews
  • Signposting to other support services

Access to on-going support via Job Retention Adviser should you enter into employment Business Support Big Ambitions will continue to provide business support at full cost recovery, providing a holistic workplace health portfolio, supporting your workplace to adopt a healthy working culture where everybody benefits.

The benefits of introducing workplace wellbeing include:

  • Reduced sickness absence
  • Improved retention and staff morale
  • Increased performance and productivity
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Organisational reputation
  • Return on financial and social investment

Big Ambitions work with your business at three levels: Corporate, management and individual in order to enable cultural change which aids sustainability and the optimal outcomes for workplace health.

For more information on any of these services please contact the Big Ambitions team on either:

01302 730035 / 730615