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Laughter is the best medicine!

Give your mental health a boost with a fantastic night of comedy while supporting local disabled people. Ryan Hand, TV Presenter and Comedian, presents a magical night of comedy with local comedians Rory O’Hanlon, Paddy McDonnell and the “Irish Magician” Rodd Hogg. Date: Friday 8th February 2019 Venue: Canal Court Hotel Newry Time: 7.30pm Price […]

Happy Christmas to all our Member Organisations and Supporters!

Thanks to all our member organisations for the fantastic support shown to Employers for Disability NI over the last year. This sends out a strong message across NI about how our member organisations support the employment of disabled people and value their disabled customers.  We have worked very hard over the past year to support […]

Advice for parents on talking to children who may be struggling to cope

The following ten “Dos and Don’ts” were drawn up by Sarah Kendrick, head of service from children’s mental health charity Place2Be.  Please share these throughout your organisation. Do… use age-appropriate language It’s never too early or too late to start thinking about your child’s mental health – but do make sure you choose your language […]

Dress Down for Disability Day

Looking forward to our second annual Dress Down for Disability Day, 30 November 2018.  This is a vital fundraising initiative and we are so grateful to all members and their employees who participate!  Your unwavering commitment to disability and to our organisation is very much appreciated! Dress Down for Disability Day 2018 Photos of the […]

Positive Action: Recruiting and Supporting Employees with a Learning Disability

Employers for Disability NI is delighted to invite all employers to a free briefing, Positive Action: Recruiting and Supporting People with Learning Disabilities. This briefing will be delivered by Disability Action on the morning of Friday 7th December, 2018 (9.45am – 11.30am).  It will incorporate a very brief AGM and is our annual event to […]

Life expectancy of people with learning disabilities is 15-20 years shorter than average

A report by Prof Michael Marmot from the Institute for Health Equity (see press release for key findings) highlighted the shocking fact that people with learning disabilities will die 15-20 years sooner on average than the general population.  He explained that this is not an inevitable consequence of their disability, rather it is a “direct […]

Mental health issues affects half of all employees

A survey of 44,000 people undertaken by mental health organisation, Mind, reported that half of all employees experienced mental health issues, with only half of those having disclosed it to their employer. A supportive workplace makes a huge difference, e.g. having flexible hours and regular catch-ups.  However, according to Mind, a shocking 300,000 people in the […]