About Project Hire
People with mental health issues need employment to help with the recovery process.
The National Council of Social Service (NCSS) launched Project Hire to do just that.
Hire, which stands for Help Integrate Recovering persons with mental health issues through Employment, is a ground-up initiative introduced last month.
The project aims to increase employment opportunities and spur conversation on support for people with mental illnesses.
The NCSS jump-started the programme with a dialogue session, a workshop and a closed-door employment forum. So far, more than 110 employers have expressed an interest in people with mental health issues.