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

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

Graduate Job Podcast – how to deal with anxiety and stress when applying for a graduate job

James Curran hosts the Graduate Job Podcast a ” weekly podcast aimed at inspiring graduates and students in their search for the job of their dreams”, and his guest for this edition Nick Elston (https://nickelston.com/) talks about recognising the trigger points of anxiety when applying for a graduate job. Having had OCD and heightened Anxiety… Read More Graduate Job Podcast – how to deal with anxiety and stress when applying for a graduate job

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?

Balancing job searching and mental well-being

Posted on October 11, 2018 by Christian Jameson-Warren Being a full-time student trying to balance different commitments and expectations can weight heavily on you. As part of marking the recent World Mental Health Day, below are some steps to help you manage the weight of searching for a job as a student. 1) Get clarity on your direction… Read More Balancing job searching and mental well-being