Asking for adjustments in the work place can be difficult, especially if you are unsure of exactly what to ask for. This article hopes to address this, and is split into two parts- Firstly, answers to the question ‘What are some of the best things you’ve seen employers do to support staff experiencing mental health… Read More What can companies do to support new staff who experience mental health challenges?
As a disabled student wanting to get a job in this competitive sector, you may feel disadvantaged by having a disability. We have collated some insight from people who work in the profession to hopefully make this a little easier. Zoe Allen-Robinson, Solicitors Regulation Authority “I think law is a very challenging area to get… Read More Interested in working in law?
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
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.
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
Those of you who are members of The AGCAS Disability Development Network (DDN) discussion list may have already seen this Understanding Stammering (Nov 2017) Guide for Employers created by The Employers Stammering Network (ESN) (a British Stammering Association (BSA) initiative). This is a really useful and comprehensive resource, so we thought we would share on the blog… Read More Stammering – a useful employer resource
A couple of articles I spotted recently that might be of interest to our blog followers… The BBC carried an article back in February, Perfect storm: The agency for disabled talent which highlights VisABLE – an agency for disabled actors, presenters and models. Safety and Health Practitioner reported from mental health charity Mind, in an… Read More Reader’s corner…
Here’s a quirky little film that I thought I’d share – aimed at employers to help them discuss mental health with their staff. This film has been produced through the MINDFUL EMPLOYER initiative which provides managers, businesses and organisations with information, support and training regarding staff who experience stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions.… Read More Let’s Talk
Before you point it out I do know that it’s a different supermarket’s slogan but hey – it got your attention! You probably spotted the following story back in April as it was quite widely reported in the press. An Asda superstore in Manchester was praised for introducing a ‘quiet hour’ in an attempt to make shopping easier… Read More Every little helps?
In case you missed it, I thought our readers might be interested in a recent Guardian article from Jessica Luke, a blind graduate and Paralympian, who believes that unfair application processes are still excluding her, and many other blind jobseekers, from graduate roles. Luke backs up her message with the depressing statistic that, “Two-thirds of… Read More I’m a blind Paralympian with a master’s, but getting a job was my biggest hurdle…