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
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
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
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?
Wednesday 10th October is recognised by the World Health Organisation at World Mental Health Day, “with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.” The theme for this year is young people and mental health in a changing world, which is very… Read More World Mental Health Day 10th October
Organisations including Mind, the Mental Health Foundation and Rethink Mental Illness (amongst others) are continuing to push the mental health agenda through a coalition called ‘We need to talk’. Related to this there are a number of blogs and initiatives that are worth being aware of. Targeting mental health awareness and discrimination in men http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/wolfpack… Read More Mental Health Blogs