This blog is part of our series on neurodiversity, and is on a topic that’s very close to my heart, as being dyspraxic myself I’m aware that when dyspraxia is discussed, there’s a (understandable) focus on the challenges, but less understanding and appreciation of the strengths that come with dyspraxia. Step 1 – Every person’s… Read More How to use Dyspraxia as an advantage in the workplace
The University of Greenwich have recently started a Facebook group and Twitter account providing information for all prospective and current disabled university students to help with getting the most out of their time at university. This group is for disabled and dyslexic people considering going to university, and current disabled students. Although we are UK… Read More University of Greenwich STAART Facebook & Twitter groups for disabled students
Nick is a well-known professional speaker on the subjects of Anxiety, Mental Health and Wellbeing. He delivers a keynote seminar ‘Talking Anxiety’, sharing his own story and learning to help others. Nick also runs ‘Forging People’, where he deliveries training to help people improve become professional speakers as well as running workshops and coaching on… Read More Interview with Nick Elston – talking to an employer about your mental health challenges from a position of strength
This post is one of several we’ll be sharing on the blog around the theme of neurodiversity & strengths in the workplace. Neurodiversity refers to the different ways that the human brain can work and interpret information, and includes attention deficit disorders, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. In an Financial Times article entitled ‘Dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalulia:… Read More Strengths associated with Neurodiversity in the workplace
Speaking to an employer about your mental health challenges can be difficult, and for a lot of people this can cause additional negative feelings, such as anxiety, stress and so on. It is natural to worry about how these conversations may go and how the person you are speaking to will react. However, there is… Read More Talking about mental health challenges from a position of strength
I’m not dyslexic, and to be honest, if I were I’m not sure I’d have the patience for dealing with the constant misconception that it just means I’m not very good at reading. Being dyslexic simply means that your brain is wired differently to people who aren’t dyslexic – and while the challenges some people… Read More Can Dyslexia be an advantage in the workplace?
Data from the task group’s annual What Happens Next? reports on the first destination of disabled graduates regularly shows that more disabled graduates go into self-employment than non-disabled graduates. If you are considering self-employment, here are some quick things that might help – Work with your university enterprise services This is a great place to… Read More Considering self-employment?
Talking about your mental health challenges to an employer can help with getting support that allows you to do better in the job. However, this can still be a difficult thing to do if you’ve never done it before. To help with this, we asked a couple of people who are early in their careers… Read More Talking to an employer about mental health challenges
The first time talking about an acquired disability to a prospective employer can be intimidating. While there may be lots of things going through your mind to say (for example, details of how the disability came about), confidently talking about this often involves a different starting point – Consider the employers’ point of view. They… Read More Talking confidently to an employer about an acquired disability
No matter how daunting or easy you feel it will be to achieve your career goals, involving the right people will make your journey quicker and easier. But who are the right people, and how can they help? Step 1 Think about where you are now, and where you would like to be in the… Read More Finding & engaging with people who can help you achieve your career goals