EASA specialises in information, advice, and guidance services related to employment, learning, and training. We offer tailored training courses to address local employability and language gaps, both accredited and non-accredited. Our mission is to empower individuals in our communities, encouraging them to explore, develop, and realise their potential. Operating from our central Bradford City Centre premises, we have been a dynamic resource for employment and career advice for two decades. We have also developed entry-level training programmes in ESOL, Literacy, IT, and Employability, responding to local needs.

Our experience with Bradford Council’s Public Health contract has led us to create programmes in mental health and emotional well-being, aligning with the West Yorkshire suicide prevention strategy to reduce suicide through diverse engagement activities. We actively support individuals facing health issues, depression, and connect them with relevant organisations.

How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?

We support recognised high risk groups such as middle aged men and women aged 18-25 from low income, unemployed households who reside in Bradford’s LSOA. We have trained our staff and volunteers in relation to the increasing demand for support services for those with mental health and well-being issues. We have recently completed delivery of a successful project to help reduce the suicide risk for middle aged men from the South Asian community and CEE community and we worked in partnership to refer our target groups to specialist support and raised awareness in the community.

What are your current priorities?

Employment and training
Health and wellbeing
Suicide prevention programmes

What challenges are you currently facing?

Capacity to delivery services to those who need them the most. 30% increase in demand for services