Advice for if you feel worried speaking to an employer about your mental health challenges

The Equality Act 2010 is legislation designed to give rights to those with ‘protected characteristics’; disability is one of those characteristics. This allows for a mental health difficulty to come under the protection of the law. However, speaking to an employer about a mental health challenge can still be intimidating. For this post, I’ve collated… Read More Advice for if you feel worried speaking to an employer about your mental health challenges

Finding work as a student with Cerebral Palsy

Photo credit – Inside Higher Ed If you are a student or graduate with Cerebral Palsy and are finding it difficult to make progress in your career decisions and starting employment, I hope the following advice and insight helps. Simon Stevens, Disability Consultant and Activist “Employment can mean working for someone else or working for… Read More Finding work as a student with Cerebral Palsy

Speaking to an employer about workplace support.

I asked several experts to share their answers to the question – “What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to a disabled student who is nervous speaking to an employer about workplace support?” We’re very lucky that people gave up their time to help out, and here are their answers: Julian John, Managing Director,… Read More Speaking to an employer about workplace support.

Advice for Autistic students looking for employment

I asked several experts to share their answers to the question – “From your experience, what’s the best piece of advice you would give to an Autistic student looking for employment?” We’re very lucky that people gave up their time to help out, and here are their answers: Daniel Aherne, Director, Adjust Consultancy and Training… Read More Advice for Autistic students looking for employment

Interview with Bob Brotchie, Managing Director & Counsellor at Anglia Counselling.

Bob has over 25 years’ experience working with people to overcome emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression, decreased performance and so on. Among other projects, Bob is director of Anglia Counselling part of which includes being program facilitator of ‘Your Mindful Journey’. More information about Bob’s work can be found at http://www.bobbrotchie.com. Despite being a… Read More Interview with Bob Brotchie, Managing Director & Counsellor at Anglia Counselling.

New Resources for staff and students

The DTG have created new resources on: Explaining a mental health condition Speaking to employers about neurodiversity (e.g. ADHD, Austism/Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Tourette’s Syndrome) Reasonsable adjustments to accommodate neurodiversity These resources are written as handouts that students can use to improve their confidence and skills when speaking to employers. All resources… Read More New Resources for staff and students

Interview with Graeme Whippy MBE, leading Disability Consultant

Graeme has several years’ experience as a disability consultant, including working with Viacom, Channel 4 and Lloyds TSB to improve their processes and culture for recruiting and supporting disabled people in the workplace. Among other projects Graeme also works with the Business Disability Forum supporting businesses in improving their practises for both disabled customers and… Read More Interview with Graeme Whippy MBE, leading Disability Consultant