mental health

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

Remploy helps 7,000 people talk about their mental health

Remploy, the disability employment specialist, is reminding people about the Workplace Mental Health Support Service from Access to Work which has helped almost 7,000 people across Britain talk about their mental health, as part of today’s ‘Time to Talk’ day. Every year one in four people will experience a mental health problem and Time to Talk, which […] Read More

First Aid to help improve people’s mental health

As part of their catalogue of training, we offer Mental Health First Aid training to help employers and individuals spot the signs that someone is struggling with their mental health. All frontline Remploy staff are encouraged to take part in the training, so they are also aware of what they can do to support colleagues and […] Read More

How to plan a journey with anxiety

Travelling when you have anxiety can be a challenge. For lots of people, anxiety can rear its ugly head whilst travelling and can make even the most exciting or simple journeys a nightmare. But what can you do to make travelling with anxiety a little bit easier? Plan your journey Journeys and travelling can be […] Read More

Photo of John who has overcome his mental health condition and secured a job at Costa Coffee

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