When a job is taken away it can cause us to lose our sense of identity, put us in financial difficulty and make us feel bereft. Redundancy produces a lot of emotions and worries. But we are still the same people we were: we have value.

Unemployment and Work Restructuring are events when it can feel that things are out of our control.
It is a bit like a bereavement. But there are steps we can take to shape the uncertainty:

  • Don’t suffer in silence
  • Talk to someone
  • Talk to your employer
  • Sort out paperwork
  • Contact JobCentre Plus
  • Get help with finance
  • Plan your days
Video courtesy of CIGB

Although the advice in this video has been produced for the Birmingham & Solihull work chaplaincy team, the advice given is general.

You may also contact your local chaplaincy team for support and search what other support may be offered locally.