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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

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

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Remploy leads on disability confidence

Did you know Remploy is one of only 13 companies in the UK to have been awarded ‘Leader’ status by the national Disability Confident scheme operated by the Department for Work and Pensions? The accolade, which is the highest award, recognises an employer dedicated to supporting people with disabilities or health conditions in the workplace, […] Read More

Jim Brown battles through adversity to get a job at Marks and Spencer.

Jim battles through adversity

A Livingston man, who has battled through adversity for decades with a painful foot condition, has turned his life around with help from Remploy and Marks and Spencer. Jim Brown, aged 45, has secured full-time permanent employment with Marks & Spencer as a Sales Assistant in the M&S Livingston designer outlet. Jim has Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome in […] Read More

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Remploy supported John through his anxiety to secure a job

“Remploy have supported me and my mental health condition into work. Just the simple act of getting up and ready and coming to workshops at the Glasgow branch helped me, as it meant that I was going out every week.” 19 year old John White from Glasgow had not worked since leaving college as he was so affected by his anxiety. […] Read More

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Flexible hiring at Remploy

Here at Remploy, we promote a good work-life balance and encourage all kinds of flexible working. Many of our colleagues work part time or flexibly; this is especially important as a high proportion of colleagues have a disability or health condition. We’re happy to consider flexible working for any job if requested. So don’t be […] Read More

Saluting our veterans this Armed Forces Day

As we celebrate Armed Forces Day on 25 June, we look at the success of the veterans we have supported into work.   We talked to one veteran, Samantha Fullylove, a former soldier, who was medically discharged after two harrowing tours of duty in Iraq left her with severe post-traumatic stress disorder. The 30 year […] Read More

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Together we can support more young people with mental health conditions to complete their apprenticeship

Welcoming more apprenticeship support and opportunities the Government’s new Get In Go Far campaign aims to encourage more young people to choose an apprenticeship at the start of their working life and welcomes opportunities for young people who might otherwise be excluded from developing a sustainable career. The campaign has an ambitious target of placing […] Read More