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There is a wealth of useful information available online. The links below are our pick of the best sites. We hope you find them helpful.

disability in the work context

Useful guidance on their Equality page around Disability Discrimination. They have a simple question and answer format on the website covering common questions arising and an excellent telephone helpline 08457 47 47 47 which is manned from Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm and Saturday, 9am-1pm

The Equality and Human Rights Commission
Advice and guidance on equality including disability discrimination

Government Office for Disabilities
Leading the Government’s vision of equal opportunities for those with disabilities. Useful guidance on the definition of disability in the legal and work context

For a wealth of detailed information on disability discrimination law from an experienced writer and practitioner visit stammeringlaw. The site also has innumerable links to further excellent resources.

Spencer Keen
Spencer Keen is a trusted barrister who we have used in the past to provide us with advice and representation in commercial and employment law matters.

understanding depression and other mental illnesses

Depression Alliance
Information and support services for sufferers of depression

Help and support for individuals suffering from mental health disabilities

Rethink Mental Illness
Challenging attitudes about mental health, changing lives. Advice and support from accredited experts

Time to Change
Campaigning to challenge and end mental health stigma and discrimination

The Mental Health Foundation
Committed to reducing the suffering around mental ill health and to helping everyone lead mentally healthier lives. The MHF conducts research and publishes some excellent information on its website

Be Mindful Online
Be Mindful Online is an online mindfulness course offered by the Mental Health Foundation that shows participants how to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Thousands of people have taken this course and report a 35% reduction in stress and about a 50% reduction in depression and anxiety

help for employers dealing with workplace issues around ill health and disability

Business Disability Forum
Employers’ organisation focused on disability as it affects business. Their mission is to enable companies to become disability confident

Mindful Employer
The Mindful Employer initiative promotes awareness of mental health at work and provides support for businesses in recruiting and retaining staff

The Mental Health Foundation
The MHF conducts research and publishes some excellent information on its website which will assist employers in understanding the issues faced by employees who are disabled by mental health conditions

Public Concern at Work
Public Concern at Work is the whistleblowing charity. Established in 1993, they have led the new approach to whistleblowing that – both at home and abroad – recognises the key role it can play in anticipating and avoiding serious risks that arise in and from the workplace.