Looking after yourself
Being unemployed can really get you down. If you want to talk to someone, or get some advice about your situation, you can always talk to Meic. You can talk to them online, by text (84001) or give them a call: 0808 80 23456.
Coping while you’re unemployed
You might be eligible for certain benefits to help you get back on your feet – Gov.UK have a list of them here. If you find these a bit overwhelming, or have some questions, you can always go to your local Citizens Advice Bureau (or look at their search results here).
- Here’s a Sprout article that might help — 10 tips to get a job
- You can try contacting the Job Centre
- Careers Wales have some advice if you’re unemployed, but the rest of their website might be really helpful, too
- The Prince’s Trust have some pointers to opportunities that might be interesting to you if you’re ready to look for work
- The Peer Mentoring Service supports individuals into volunteering, training and employment opportunities
And there’s always our own Jobs & Careers Section, if you’re ready to look for work.
Whatever your situation and however long you’ve been unemployed, try to remain optimistic and hopeful that you will find employment. It might take time, you will need to be persistent, and the job you find at first might not be what you would like to do as a career, but trying to have a positive attitude towards finding work will really help you.
For more organisations, services or info about unemployment, check out our database or contact Meic, the advocacy, advice and information helpline for children and young people in Wales – Freephone: 080880 23456 / Text: 84001 / Instant Message.
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