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Advice for groups with specific mental health needs during coronavirus situation

There has been a lot of information provided on how to manage anxiety and stress at the moment. However, for people with existing mental health conditions as well those with autism, learning disabilities, dementia etc., there are particular challenges. Therefore, the information from Public Health England, is very useful. It gives information, but also provides […]

Equality Commission NI and NI Human Rights Commission to establish Disability Forum to inform monitoring of Government’s delivery of UN Disability obligations

The IMNI Disability Forum will involve persons with disabilities and their representative organisations to inform and coordinate actions to support and challenge government to  comply with its obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Involvement in independent monitoring is however not a replacement for the direct involvement of […]

Upcoming Event: “Menopause: What you need to know” – Effects and good practice in the workplace

“Menopause: What you need to know” – Gain insight into the experience of menopause and how to manage the effects in the workplace  Date: Tuesday 7 April 2020 Venue: Openreach, Riverside Tower, 5 Lanyon Place, Belfast BT1 3BT Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm (registration 9:45am) Cost: Member rate: £59.50 + VAT Non-member: £75.00 + VAT Lead Partner: […]

Workable

USEL, a member of Employers for Disability NI, has produced two leaflets, one for employers and one for disabled people, to highlight the support available through the Workable Programme. Employer Workable Leaflet Disabled Person Workable Leaflet

International Day of Person with Disabilities Event: ‘What is an Accessible City?’

Belfast City Council, in partnership with Employers for Disability NI, is organising an event to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The theme for this event is ‘What is an Accessible City?’ and focuses on building a more accessible world for people with disabilities. Date: Tuesday 3rd December 2019 Time: 10.00am to 1pm with lunch […]

“Surviving in the Workplace as an Adult with Autism”

An inspiring and highly entertaining presentation was made by Jennifer Elliott, who is an employee in Novosco, about her experiences, good and bad over many years, in employment and how she has found success with the unique approach taken by Novosco.  Thanks to Jennifer, Novosco for its fantastic support and hosting the event, Dante’s for […]

Advice for Talking to Young People Following Trauma

This information from Mid Ulster District Council gives practical advice on how families can help and support young people in the weeks and months following a trauma: https://www.midulstercouncil.org/…/Greenvale-Hotel-Tragedy-… Advice for parents, caregivers and teachers who are supporting children and young people involved in major trauma. In the first few days after a trauma: Experiencing some […]