Posted on: 03-Sep-2018
Posted on: 27-Jun-2018
Depression is a very common condition which affects more than 450,000 people in Ireland (one in ten) at any one time. Any of us, irrespective of age, gender or background, can be affected at some point in our life. Depression is an invisible/hidden disability and therefore can be difficult for employers to identify and assist.
Posted on: 26-Apr-2018
AsIAm held the 29 Day #AsIAmChallenge for the month of April and on Day 16 they asked all employers to conduct Autism Friendly Interviews. When speaking to Adam and Gaibhin of AsIAm they said that 'Businesses have begun to recognise the valuable skills that autistic employees can bring to the workplace. A meticulous attention to detail, excellent memory and task-driven minds are traits any employer would love to have! However, entering the workforce remains a huge challenge for many on the spectrum. Up to 80% of autistic adults are either unemployed or underemployed, and this often comes down to how they are interviewed and assessed by potential employers.'
Posted on: 24-Oct-2016
Posted on: 10-Oct-2016
Today, on World Mental Health Day Aware, the national depression support organisation is encouraging people in Ireland who may be impacted by depression or bipolar disorder, or those who are concerned for their own or a loved one’s mental health, to contact the organisation and find out more about the organisation’s range of free, clinically effective support services. Aware can be contacted on Freephone 1800 80 48 48 and email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on: 03-Oct-2016
World Mental Health Day takes place on October 10 and is themed “psychological and mental health first aid for all”. This was a happy coincidence given the official launch of Mental Health First Aid in Ireland took place on September 29th . While mental health first aid is a relatively new concept in Ireland it has been around internationally for over 10 years with more than a million people trained in it worldwide.
Posted on: 16-Sep-2016
Posted on: 30-Aug-2016
Filed under: Hidden Disability
Barrister Lorraine Lally was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was eight. “It’s a life-long medical condition which you need to be brave about but I’ve always told people I have it,” says Lally.
Posted on: 22-Aug-2016
Depression is a very common condition which affects more than 450,000 people in Ireland (one in ten) at any one time. Any of us, irrespective of age, gender or background, can be affected at some point in our life.
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