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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

Stress Awareness and Emotional Resilience Half-day Workshop, Employers for Disability NI members, 29 June 2018 Disability Positive Training and Accreditation Seminar, Belfast City Council, 22 June 2018 Reasonable Adjustment Seminar, Queen’s University, 2 sessions, 12 and 19 June 2018 Stress Awareness and Emotional Resilience One-hour Briefing, 10 sessions, part of Business in the Community’ Link and […]

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

Research report: decision-making by people with learning disabilities

A very interesting and important research report has been published, “Does it matter? Decision-making by people with learning disabilities”.  Based on research with people with learning disabilities in Scotland, it sheds light on questions of relevance to all people with learning disabilities. It concluded that it really does matter to people who have a learning […]