Have A Brew Monday With Careers Springboard

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If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that staying connected with those around us is essential for our wellbeing. That’s why the team here at Careers Springboard are supporting the Samaritans’ ‘Brew Monday Campaign’.

What is Brew Monday?

Usually known as ‘Blue Monday’, the third Monday in January has been dubbed ‘the most difficult day of the year’. So, what better time to encourage people to get together and have a chat over a warming virtual cuppa?

The Samaritans are hoping to lighten those January blues by inspiring us all to do exactly that. It doesn’t have to be a Monday, or even a cup of tea, but by chatting and listening to our friends and family we can all help each other through the tougher times.

How can I stay connected?

Whilst our usual coffee shops and café stops may not be open for the time being, there are still many ways you can socialise and connect safely online.

Want to reach out to your friends, family or neighbours for a chat? You can use Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, or Facebook to have a group video or audio call from the comfort of your own home.

If you haven’t already, you can register as a Careers Springboard member for free today and attend our very own Brew Monday event! Join us on the 18th of January at 7 pm for a virtual chat and a cuppa. We’re going to be joined by Simon Nichols from Thrive, before our usual job search advice presentation. Simon helps individuals develop effective coping strategies to deal with stress, anxiety and build good mental health practices.

Want to keep up the discussion? We also host virtual informal coffee mornings which run every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. These mornings are a great opportunity to support one another and to share constructive ideas about your job search.

If you’d like to have a confidential chat with one of our qualified counsellors, you can make use of our free virtual counselling service which has been set up to provide a safe space for anyone who needs to work through what’s on their mind.

Or you can contact the Samaritans and talk through your concerns by calling, emailing or writing a letter to them for free at any time.

Want to donate?

Has the Brew Monday campaign encouraged you to reach out to your network or helped you through a difficult spot? Or do you simply want to support the great work that’s achieved by the Samaritans? You can help by donating here.

Why You Should Start Your Christmas Shopping Here

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You might be wondering why we’re suggesting that you start your Christmas shopping here! 2020 has been a tough year. At Careers Springboard we’ve seen first hand the impact that Coronavirus has had on the job market. It’s not all doom and gloom though. By using our free employment support services unemployed professionals and graduates have secured new roles. We’ve received some lovely testimonials thanking us for our help.

We can only provide our services with your support. You can help us for free. Just use easyfundraising when you do your Christmas shopping this year.

Over 4,300 shops and sites will donate to Careers Springboard for FREE when you use easyfundraising to shop with them. This means you can raise donations for us when you buy anything from decorations and festive food shopping to gifts like toys, jewellery, tech, experiences and more!

These donations really help us.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/careersspringboard/?utm_campaign=raise-more and join for free.

2. When you shop online, go to easyfundraising first. Search for the site you want and start shopping.

3. When you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Careers Springboard at no extra cost to you!

Thank you.


New Easyfundraising Retailer Offers

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Have you heard of easyfundraising? Whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Careers Springboard.

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation. Here are the latest retailer offers.


Please go through easyfundraising when switching your energy provider with Uswitch and you can raise a FREE donation of up to £15 for Careers Springboard!

Apple Music

When you go through #easyfundraising to sign up to the Apple Music standard 3 month trial, Careers Springboard will receive a free £3.50 donation. Plus you can stream over 60 million songs!


Listen to books anytime, anywhere, with Audible. When you go through easyfundraising to register for a 30 day free trial, Careers Springboard will receive a FREE £2 donation.


Get deals on movies, takeaways and more with tastecard! When you go via #easyfundraising and set up a 2 month free trial, they will give Careers Springboard a FREE £1 donation!


Get up to 60% off on tablet and computer accessories with Groupon! Plus, when you go through #easyfundraising you can raise a FREE 6% donation for Careers Springboard!


Enjoy 15% or more off between now and 4 January 2021 when you book UK stays with booking.com. Plus, if you go via #easyfundraising, Careers Springboard will receive a FREE 4% donation!

Discover other ways that you can help us fundraise.