What not to say to a deaf person

Things not to say to a deaf person

“You don’t look deaf” “Can you hear me now?” “It doesn’t matter” These are just some of the things deaf people hear on a regular basis. From presuming their lack of hearing means they cannot speak, to receiving an instant apology when people have dared to say “Are you listening?”… There are certain things that […] Read More

Deaf Awareness Week 15 - 21 May 2017

Bobby learns to communicate with deaf people

I’m proud to be able to communicate with deaf people in their own language In support of deaf awareness week, I wanted to share my passion for British Sign Language (BSL). I work as an advisor in Scotland and I am one of Remploy’s six disability ambassadors’. It was when I first started working at […] Read More

Epilepsy affects around 600,000 people in the UK

How much do you know about epilepsy?

This week is National Epilepsy Week (14 – 20 May). Supported by Epilepsy Action, the week aims to raise awareness about epilepsy and gather support for people with epilepsy. Did you know… epilepsy is the one of the most common serious neurological conditions in the world and affects around 600,000 people in the UK, that’s […] Read More

Overcoming mental health struggles

Overcoming mental health struggles

As Mental Health Awareness Week draws to an end, we finish the week with a story from Kirsty, an Employment Advisor in Plymouth, on how after being diagnosed with depression, she is now thriving.   I was originally diagnosed with depression in 2007 after losing my job due to a car accident. I was struggling […] Read More

Thriving in work with mental health

Thriving in work with mental health

We’re nearing the end of Mental Health Awareness Week, where we have been sharing examples of our colleagues who are thriving at work – even with a mental health condition. You can too! Kate’s story Kate Williams, Employment Advisor at Remploy, has experienced anxiety and depression. Here’s her story… I have suffered from anxiety and […] Read More

How do you thrive with mental health? Mental Health Awareness Week 8-14 May 2017

How do you thrive with mental health?

We are halfway through Mental Health Awareness Week (#MHAW17 on Twitter). The national theme is surviving or thriving. We want to support more people with a mental health condition to thrive. Laura Turner, Lead Disability Ambassador at Remploy, shares her experience of mental health issues and how she has been able to thrive… Paws for thought A […] Read More

Removing the stigma of mental health in the workplace - Mental Health Awareness Week 8-14 May 2017

Removing the stigma of mental health in the workplace

Mental Health Awareness Week starts today, 8 May. Gareth Parry, Remploy Chief Executive, discusses how to remove the stigma of mental health in the workplace. The challenge of removing the stigma around mental health is one of the major issues facing the business community and wider society, in particular, today. The figures are staggering: One […] Read More

Supporting colleagues with narcolepsy, computer tablet showing narcolepsy as a word and heartbeat line, stethoscope alongside tablet

What is narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder affecting around 1 in 2,500 people and has a huge effect on an individual’s sleep patterns. They may feel weak, drowsy and fall asleep at unwanted times, any time during the day whether at work, home, eating, in conversation or carrying out an activity. What are the main symptoms? Symptoms may […] Read More

Health and safety in the workplace

Today is World Day for Health and Safety at Work. To promote awareness of this day, let’s look at how we can all be safe at work. Who is responsible for health and safety in the workplace? As an employee you are entitled to leave work in the same condition you arrived to work. So […] Read More

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Five things you need to know about diabetes

There are over 4.5 million* people in the UK with diabetes. Worryingly, an estimated 1.1 million* of these people have the condition, but don’t know it. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a common life-long health condition where the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood is too high. This is the result of the body’s inability […] Read More