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Role Model Videos

These videos were funded by Halifax Foundation NI.  Employers for Disability NI is extremely grateful to the five role models and to Ryan Hand for undertaking the interviews. Dyslexia Role Model – Geraldine O’Hagan, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Autism Role Model – coming soon Mental Health Role Model – coming soon Sight Loss […]

Invitation: “Disability Positive” Seminar and Accreditation

Would you like to be accredited by Employers for Disability NI as having a “Disability Positive” attitude? Our “Disability Positive” Seminar and Accreditation is aimed at those who want to increase their disability awareness and confidence in interacting with disabled people, whether colleagues or customers.  It has a practical, informal approach to ensure maximum participant […]

Attitudes towards people with mental health disabilities improving

Public attitudes towards people with mental health disabilities is improving, with half as many people having negative attitudes in the 2018 Equality Commission for NI’s attitudes survey (approximately 10%) as in the 2011 survey.  This is very encouraging but there is still some way to go to challenge prejudicial and stereotypical viewpoints held by this minority section […]

Events Calender 2018

Dyslexia Awareness, NI Public Ombudsman, 1 March 2018 Disability Positive Training and Accreditation, Belfast Harbour, 2 February 2018 MS Awareness Briefing, Rural Community Network, Cookstown (on behalf of our member USEL), 24 January 2018 Disability Awareness and Equality, in partnership with Dr John Kremer, 17 January 2018

Congrats to Translink’s “Disability Positive” Staff

Well done to the 11 Translink staff who were recently accredited by Employers for Disability NI as “Disability Positive”.  The accreditation process involved attending disability awareness training and successfully passing an assessment.  The enthusiasm and commitment of staff were evident during the training and we are delighted that they have been recognised for their positive […]

Autumn 2017 Events

Three Mental Health Briefings for Mid Ulster Council (29 September, 2 and 10 October) Two briefings: Disability Duties for South Eastern HSC Trust/Inspire for: Ards and North Down Council Area (28 September) Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Area (29 September) Disability Positive Accreditation Seminar and Stress & Emotional Resilience Workshop for Translink (3 October) Autism […]

Wellbeing Service

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, £30 per hour (Wednesdays, 9am-4pm) Tel 07855812564 Therapeutic & Sports Massage, £25 per hour, £15 for half hour (Thursdays, 9am-4pm) Tel 07811267688 In Banbridge office of Employers for Disability NI – view leaflet for further details: Wellbeing-Leaflet