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

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.

‘I don’t disclose my disability to employers.’ Does this sound like you?

Although many students say to me that they’ve had a really positive experience of disclosing their disability to employers, others have told me about the negative experiences they’ve had. I’ve heard from people saying their prospective employer assumed that their condition would affect them far more than it actually does and were worried that they’d… Read More ‘I don’t disclose my disability to employers.’ Does this sound like you?

Have a conditional job offer but need to retake exams due to your mental health?

Graduate employers sometimes make job offers on condition of securing a certain final grade, such as an upper-second (2:1). If you need to retake your exams it can be confusing to know what to do. In this instance, the employer may not be technically discriminating against you by withdrawing the job offer as the conditions… Read More Have a conditional job offer but need to retake exams due to your mental health?

Worried about starting a new job? Pick an approach that works for you

I wanted to share with you some thoughts that I have had about starting a new job.  Since finishing University 10 years ago, I have had 3 jobs. Although everyone’s experience of starting a new job is different, I think these tips will help to keep things in perspective: We all experience the first day… Read More Worried about starting a new job? Pick an approach that works for you