23rd March 2021 marked the first anniversary of the first lockdown of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. At the start of the first wave of infections in March 2020, the general understanding of COVID-19 was that although a small minority of those who developed symptoms would need hospital care or may die, most sufferers could… Read More Support for students with Post-Covid-19 Syndrome
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
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
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
Mark has spent his entire career helping people and businesses to improve. As managing director of Gemini Training, he works with businesses to enhance their people – including delivering mental health training. His LinkedIn profile can be found here, and more about Gemini Training here. Mark kindly agreed to share some insights about mental wellbeing… Read More Interview with Mark Brooks, Managing Director at Gemini Training & Consulting Ltd – Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace
With it soon being Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, we’d like to highlight several articles for students who experience mental health challenges. Unfortunately couldn’t tenuously link anything into this years’ theme of ‘body image’, still hope they’re very useful. This includes: Job searching advice for students experiencing mental health challenges Advice for if you feel… Read More It’s soon Mental Health Awareness Week, here’s a summary of our recent articles on this topic.
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?
If you experience social anxiety, attending a formal job interview with strangers may be something you really don’t look forward to. Beyond the essential steps of researching the employer, thinking about questions you might get asked, working with your careers service and so on, below are some excerpts of advice to help with this. Claire… Read More Social anxiety and job interviews
I asked several experts to share their answers to the question – “What’s the best piece of advice you would give to a student with mental health challenges who is looking for employment?” We’re very lucky that people gave up their time to help out, and here are their answers: Nick Elston “Avoid assumption. We… Read More Job searching advice for students experiencing 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