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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 […]

Disability Role Model Videos

These videos were funded by Halifax Foundation NI. Employers for Disability NI is extremely grateful to the role models and to Ryan Hand for undertaking the interviews. Dyslexia Role Model – Geraldine O’Hagan, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Learning Disability Role Model – Paul McGowan, Mencap Sight Loss Role Model – Agnes Lunny, Positive […]

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 […]