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Enhancing the skills of persons with disabilities

Persons with disabilities are often disadvantaged while seeking employment opportunities due to the lack of the right skills for the workplace. The KBDN is working with companies to map out the employment opportunities that would be available in comp...

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Employment of persons with disability

The Kenya Business and Disability Network is focused on ensuring that persons with disabilities access opportunities to engage in decent work as a means to ensure their economic inclusion. To benefit from wider Diversity & Inclusion in companies,...

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Our Steering Committee consists mainly of company members, of which one acts as a Chair and one as a Vice-Chair for one year. Other Steering Committee members include organisations of persons with disabilities and NGOs. The members of the Steering Co...

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This web site has been implemented under the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA....

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The Kenya Business and Disability Network welcomes companies, organizations of persons with disabilities and non-governmental organizations to join the network....

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The Kenya Business and Disability Network is a unique employer-led initiative, hosted by the Federation of Kenya Employers and supported by the International Labour Organization, that works to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in work...

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The information contained in this web site is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the Kenya Business and Disability Network and its members and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we ma...

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The Kenya Business and Disability Network wishes to enhance public access to information about its activities, and it maintains this website and the information, documents and materials presented herein, for informational purposes only. All conten...

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Digital Accessibility

Is a key concept in creating more diverse and inclusive companies. The business case for digital accessibility – both in terms of attracting more diverse talent, including employees with disabilities, and increasing the base of disabled customers â...

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Eliminating stigma and stereotypes

From ensuring that corporate culture is aware of the stigma and stereotypes faced by persons with disabilities to ensuring that they are reasonably accommodated in the workplace, eliminating stigma and stereotypes faced by persons with disabilities i...

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Charter

The ten principles of the Kenya Business and Disability Network Charter provide a framework to help enterprises achieve business success while simultaneously creating equal opportunities for people with disabilities. The Charter Self-Assessment Tool ...

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Charter principles based self-assessment

Aligned with the 10 principles of the Kenya Business and Disability Network (KBDN) Charter,this model self-assessment tool, adopted from the ILO Global Business and Disability Network(GBDN), helps companies to identify areas for improvement in its ef...

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This is an example page. It's different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say s...

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This policy sets out how the Kenya Business and Disability Network provides our visitors with quality information and resources while maintaining individual anonymity and personal privacy.   Personal information If the user provides unique ...

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Inclusive Futures’ Employers Toolkit

Take advantage of a portfolio of practical guides, checklists, case studies and resources which make it easier for any business to deliver the best practice we call ‘disability confidence’....

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Coca Cola Beverages Africa

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Standard Chartered – Building a disability confident workplace

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Building disability and mental health confidence: Barclays’ journey to becoming an accessible and inclusive business

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How to tackle mental health in the workplace as a manager and colleague

This article goes into detail about mental health conditions that are prevalent in the workplace, such as stress, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. The resource provides information on how managers can support the mental health of individual ...

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Creative Differences – A handbook for embracing neurodiversity in the creative industries

Neurodiverse (ND) and neurodiversity refer to the infinite variation in cognitive functioning that can lead to differences in thinking, attention and memory. This handbook explores the experiences of people with specific facets of neurodiversity such...

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#invalidopinions campaign

The #invalidopinions campaign puts a spotlight on a number of individuals defying invalid opinions that hold back people with disabilities – asking the viewer to confront their own beliefs and misconceptions that might be inadvertently contributing...

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Making the future of work inclusive of people with disabilities

The future of work is still to be shaped, and we can all influence it to some extent. Driven by this idea and aware of the urgency to take action, the ILO Global Business and Disability Network and FundaciĂłn ONCE have developed this publication. Thi...

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Health and well-being at work Examines trends in absence and health and well-being in UK workplaces

The nineteenth annual CIPD survey exploring trends and practices in health, well-being and absence management in UK workplaces has been produced in partnership with Simplyhealth. It was completed in November 2018 by more than 1,000 people profession...

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Taking disability confidence global – Practical tips on how to increase disability confidence in organizations

EY produced this booklet, showcasing key learning from speakers at their recent disability conference for global employers, providing practical tips on what you can do to increase disability confidence in your organizations....

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The Accessibility Advantage: Why Businesses Should Care About Inclusive Design

This Accenture whitepaper demonstrates the value of inclusive design and disability inclusion policies and practices. Accessibility awareness and inclusivity not only support workplace equality but are often correlated with growth and profitability. ...

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Instituto GPA – Programa Sementes

Video of the Programa Sementes on the vocational training of people with disabilities in bakery and confectionery -  an initiative by Instituto GPA....

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Sodexo Safety Moments Mental Health

Committed to offering a mentally healthy workplace, Sodexo invites all of you to observe the International Day of Persons with Disabilities....

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The Disability Inclusion Advantage

Companies that embrace best practices for employing and supporting more persons with disabilities in their workforce have outperformed their peers, according to our new research, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of Peopl...

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Putting Our Minds To It – Addressing the Invisible Risk of Mental Health

This guide, published by international professional services company Ernst & Young, suggests actions which organisations can take to improve mental health and well-being of their workers....

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User’s Guide for QPS Nordic: The General Nordic questionnaire for psychological and social factors at work (QPS Nordic )

This document provides guideline on the General Nordic Questionnaire for psychological and social factors at work, as well as the instrument itself. This tool has good psychometric properties and is available in Nordic languages and in English....

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Effort-Reward Imbalance at Work Questionnaire

This questionnaire is intended for measuring the effort-reward imbalance at work that can lead to stress. It has good psychometric properties and is available in the following languages: Brazilian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Ita...

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Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire – COPSOQ II

The Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ) is a tool developed at NRCWE in Denmark with the aim of assessing and improving the psychosocial work environment. It has good psychometric properties and is available in three versions: short for co...

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Managing Mental Health Risks at Work – Training for Managers and Employees

This training module allows employees and managers to assess common workplace scenarios that can impact mental health of employees. The module gives the user options for exploring different actions and provides insights for employees and managers on ...

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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheet about how to address and support mental health at work....

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ProMenPol Toolkit

The ProMenPol toolkit provides a process manual for each of the stages of mental health promotion implementation as well as an enhanced search function. The manual provides step-by-step instructions on how to implement a mental health promotion proje...

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Workplace Prevention of Mental Health Problems Guidelines for Organisations

Short guidelines consist of actions organisations can take to prevent common mental health problems in the workplace, in order to improve their practices and reduce psychosocial risks. The guidelines are intended to complement existing legislative re...

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Guarding Minds @ Work: A Workplace Guide to Psychological Health & Safety

The free resource for organizations with proactive, comprehensive ways to assess the psychological health and safety of their specific workplaces, along with information on appropriate solutions and a method of measuring the effectiveness of those so...

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Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

This website provides free information, tools and resources available to employers to address psychological health and safety and mental health....

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Public Reporting Guidelines on Employee Engagement and Wellbeing

The public reporting guidelines on employee engagement ad wellbeing provide a framework for taking a strategic, proactive and integrated approach to employee wellbeing and engagement. The five segments of the model cover the actions businesses need t...

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Promoting Mental Wellbeing at Work Overview

The interactive flowchart that provides recommendations on promoting well-being at work....

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E-guide to Managing Stress and Psychosocial Risks

The e-guide to managing stress and psychosocial risks provides information about work-related stress and psychosocial risks to foster awareness, understanding and management of these issues in the workplace. It is designed to respond to the needs of ...

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We are Union: OHS Reps

We Are Union is Victorian Trades Hall Council's campaigning and advocacy network. The resource provides information on stress, including definitions, legal standards, action plan, checklists for stress risk assessment and first aid, along with additi...

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Napo in… when stress strikes

The Napo series of films are produced in computer graphics. They feature characters in the world of work, faced with safety issues....

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Health and Safety Factsheet

Short factsheets about Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), work/life balance and workplace stress....

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Guidance on Work-related Stress. Spice of Life or Kiss of Death

Comprehensive guidance on work-related stress. It provides an overview of the background, the challenges and measures for the prevention of work-related stress. It is available in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian....

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Guidance for the Prevention of Stress and Violence at the Workplace

Guidance for the prevention of stress and violence in the workplace. It includes information on the approach, assessment, interventions and monitoring and evaluation. This document is written in English and Malaysian....

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Good Work. Good Health. Improving the Mental Wellbeing of Workers Within the Telecommunication Sector

Brief good practice guideline on improving the mental wellbeing of workers in the telecommunications sector. It includes information on work hazards to mental health, mitigating harm and assisting rehabilitation as well as implementation of good prac...

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OSHWiki

OSHwiki is based on the wiki concept (see Wikipedia) of developing an online encyclopaedia where users collaborate to create and share knowledge. It provides information on psychosocial risks and workers' health....

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Risk Observatory – A Tool for Improving Safety and Health at the Workplace

This study aimed to assess the working environment, the employers’ possibilities and willingness to carry out risk assessment, ways to manage risks and the steps being taken towards progressive improvement in OHS....

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Management Standards – Health and Safety Executive

This resource provides information on the management standards to address work-related stress, including preparing the organization, identifying the risk factors, evaluating the risks, recording data and monitoring and reviewing....

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Health and Safety Executive

This resource provides information on what needs to be considered when managing health and safety and assessing the risks in the workplace. It includes information on the planning for health and safety, controlling the risks, providing supervision, t...

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Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers

This toolkit on the assessment and control of workplace psychosocial hazards includes relevant definitions, common causes of mental health conditions, legal framework (focusing on Ontario, Canada), possible actions to take and additional resources....

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Guidance on General Risk Assessment for Work-Related Stress

Short document on guidance regarding psychosocial risk assessment....

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National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety

The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard) is a set of voluntary guidelines, tools and resources intended to guide organizations in promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at ...

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Drivers and barriers for psychosocial risk management: an analysis of the findings of the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER) Report

This report provides valuable information on drivers and barriers for psychosocial risk management in the workplace. It contains policy context, translation of policy into practice, conceptual framework of the report as well as data analysis and disc...

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Management of psychosocial risks at work: An analysis of the findings of the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER)

This report provides valuable information on psychosocial risk management in the workplace. It contains a conceptual framework, analysis of the data, discussion of results and policy recommendations addressing the management of psychosocial risks....

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Heads Up – Return on Investment Tool

The Heads Up ROI tool helps to calculate the potential cost savings of taking action to create a mentally healthy workplace, based on the business size and industry. It draws on analysis by PwC, which averages out the impact of seven common workplace...

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The SOLVE training package: Integrating health promotion into workplace OSH policies

The SOLVE training package focuses on the prevention of psychosocial risks and the promotion of health and well-being at work through policy design and action. It includes a participant's workbook, a trainer's guide, lesson plans and CD-ROM with pres...

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Stress Prevention at Work Checkpoints: Practical Improvements for Stress Prevention in the Workplace

This manual, intended for companies, includes easy-to-apply checkpoints for identifying stressors in working life and mitigating their harmful effects. It also provides guidance on linking workplace risk assessment with the process of stress preventi...

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Mental Health Promotion in the Workplace – A Good Practice Report

In 2009, a case study collection on mental health at work was conducted by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). The present report is based on this collection of good practice examples. The aim of this report was to review the...

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StigmaFree Company

StigmaFree Company is a part of a broader campaign which aims to end stigma related to mental health. It is an initiative to challenge, highlight and cultivate a company culture of caring and enhanced engagement around mental health. Various material...

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Heads Together

This campaign aims to challenge mental health stigma and change how it is perceived....

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Mates in Mind

A programme launched in early 2017 by the with the support of the British Safety Council. It is sector-wide programme intended to help improve and promote positive mental health across the construction industry in the UK. The aim is to provide a cons...

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Green Ribbon Campaign

A month long national Green Ribbon Campaign will rolled out to get people talking openly about mental health problems in May 2017. More than 500,000 green ribbons will be distributed nationwide free of charge to spark a national conversation about me...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

The campaign seeks to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health. The website includes information and resources relevant to combating stigma and raising awareness on mental health....

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Depression: Let’s Talk

A global campaign on depression, developed by WHO and highlighted on World Health Day 2017. The website offers useful information, short videos and poster related to depression....

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Opening Minds

Opening Minds focus on reducing stigma related to mental health conditions. The website offers publications on mental health in general, in the workplace and healthcare settings....

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Workplace Strategies for Mental Health – Framework to help Eliminate Stigma

This website offers free information, tools and resources available to employers and organizations on elimination of mental health stigma. It gives information on the business case for reducing stigma, assessing the situation, creating, evaluating an...

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Each of Us

An anti-stigma and discrimination campaign aiming to raise awareness of mental health conditions. It seeks to show that mental health problems are more common than we think, and that each of us can be part of the solution in changing minds and ending...

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Elephant in the Room

Elephant in the Room is a national anti-stigma campaign designed to eliminate stigma associated with mental health conditions. The website provides posters, research on the campaign and a list of campaign participants....

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Evaluation of ‘See Me’ – the National Scottish Campaign Against the Stigma and Discrimination Associated with Mental Ill-Health – RF 73/2009

This website provides an executive summary of the evaluation of See Me anti-stigma campaign....

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The Power of Okay

See Me provoking campaign The Power of Okay is about getting people talking about mental health and being there for each other....

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See Me

A mental health stigma and discrimination campaign, that includes various information for different stakeholders about creating a safe and mentally healthy environment. Information provided address senior management, policy, practices and law, traini...

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Mental Health: We’re Ready to Talk

This report provides a business case for employee mental well-being, suggests actions employers can take and offers case studies and a route map to help ensure that mental wellbeing becomes a strategic boardroom issue....

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Time to Change

A campaign to end the stigma and discrimination that people with mental health conditions face. It includes the Employer Pledge - an aspirational statement indicating to employees, service users and the public that an organisation wants to take actio...

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Bell Let’s Talk

A nationwide mental health awareness campaign. The website contains a toolkit that includes a conversation guide, helpful tips for the workplace and shareable images for every individual to use as a sign of support in combating stigma and raising awa...

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Mental Health Awareness – Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

The website provides resources that can help reduce stigma, increase wellness, and improve workplace psychological health and safety. Free resources, videos and strategies, including a stress-management tool are available....

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Leading on Mental Wellbeing: Transforming the Role of Line Managers

This report calls on businesses to provide better support for line managers on employee mental wellbeing and to introduce Mental Health First Aid training for line managers. It highlights the evidence for empowering line managers to make a greater po...

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Mentally Healthy Workplaces

This training is for anyone who wants to learn more about mental health in the workplace, including managers. It is designed to increase the awareness of mental health and how it can affect people in the workplace. The course includes nine sections a...

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Business in Mind

An interactive online source intended for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) with information and advice on how to manage mental health issues in the workplace. It addresses the unique challenges faced by smaller to medium businesses, which often donâ...

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Training Package For All Workplaces

This toolbox talk training package is designed to equip anyone managing staff with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver mental health toolbox talks to their team. It aims to encourage conversations about mental health in the workplace, red...

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What Would You Do? Approaching an Employee You’re Concerned About

This resource assists managers to address a common workplace scenario. It provides short videos and using a ‘choose a pathway’ approach, managers are prompted to help an employee dealing with a mental health condition to the benefit of the employ...

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Managing Well

Information for managers on how to respond effectively to an employee who experience mental health problems....

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Mental Health First Aid England

Information on Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training for organizations....

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Tackle Mental Health

Advice for employers on how to address mental health. It contains information on how to recognize early symptoms and carry out a conversation with an employee with a mental health condition, how to provide a healthy workplace and how to create suppor...

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Mind

Mind is an initiative that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. It offers resources and materials for managers on how to address mental health in their organizations....

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Training Programs – Heads Up

A range of training programs, both face-to-face and online, that can assist leaders, managers and employees to understand mental health in the workplace....

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See Me in Work e-Learning Portal

Free and easy to use e-learning portal for managers and staff covering important aspects of on mental health at work. It contains short educational videos and a brief test....

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Developing Managers for Engagement and Well-being

Resources aiming at developing managers to support employee engagement, health and well-being. They include a simplified model and checklists highlighting the range of factors that can enhance or reduce the effectiveness of management development pro...

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Line Management Behaviour and Stress at Work

The guidance offering practical help for HR and line managers to tackle the issue of stress at work. They are presented as three separate leaflets available for download: a framework for line managers, guidance for line managers and advice for HR pro...

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Awareness Education for Leaders Using Working Through It – Workplace Strategies Mental Health

An outline of a session of the Working Through It awareness session for leaders, intended to prepare them better to support employees with mental health conditions....

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Line Managers Resource A Practical Guide to Supporting Staff with a Mental Health Condition

A practical guide for line managers to supporting staff with a mental health condition....

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Psychological Health Promotion as a Leadership Task (psyGA e-learning tool)

The psyGA eLearning program aims to promote mental health through good health behavior. It includes chapters on stress and mental health, interrelations between leadership and health, recognizing and addressing signs of strain and internal and extern...

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A Guide for Managers Taking the Stress out of Stress Managers

The guideline for managers provides information on stress, its causes and effects and offers some guidance on steps managers can take to help themselves and their employees to cope better with the complexities and demands of everyday working life....

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Manager Mental Health Training

An interactive mental health e-learning, developed to assist managers respond to mental health issues in their organizations. It includes practical advice on managing absenteeism, difficult behaviour, interpersonal conflict and return to work....

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A New Approach to Line Manager Mental Well-being Training in Banks

An evaluation of a mental health training programme for line managers in the financial services in the UK ....

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Line Managers’ Resource – A Practical Guide to Managing and Supporting People with Mental Health Problems in the Workplace

A practical guide to managing and supporting individuals with mental health conditions in the workplace. It includes the information on identifying the early signs and talking at an early stage, keeping in touch during sickness absence, reasonable ac...

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Line Managers’ Resource: A Practical Guide to Managing & Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

A short and practical guide for managers – particularly those in small and medium-sized organisations. It offers practical advice, including a checklist, on managing and supporting people who are experiencing stress, distress and mental health prob...

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See Me in Work e-Learning Portal

The easy to use e-learning program which helps in gaining better understanding about mental health stigma and discrimination in work, recognizing early signs of mental health condition, disclosure, returning to work and reasonable accommodation. It i...

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2010 Workers with Mental Illness: a Practical Guide for Managers

A guide for managers providing information on how to appropriately support workers with mental health conditions. It also provides information about how to develop and promote a safe and healthy work environment for all workers....

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Supporting Staff Returning to Work – Making Reasonable Adjustments

Information on range of options available to managers when supporting a staff member back to work, including information on reasonable accommodation....

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See Me in Work: Protection from Discrimination

This guide for employers and employees provides information about discrimination, disclosure of mental health conditions and reasonable accommodation....

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Promoting Diversity and Inclusion Through Workplace Adjustments: A Practical Guide

Step by step guidance on how and when to provide reasonable accommodation. It includes company practices and model policy, among other things....

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Managing and Supporting Mental Health at Work: Disclosure Tools for Managers

This guidance contains information, practical advice and templates to help managers facilitate conversations about stress and mental health problems. The aim is to put in place support so employees can stay well and in work....

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Disclosure of a Mental Illness in the Workplace – A Guide For Employers

Handbook for employers on disclosure of mental health conditions....

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Headspace

Brief information for individuals on disclosure of mental health conditions at work....

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Disclosing Your Disability to an Employer

Brief instructions to employees on how to disclose a mental health condition to their employers...

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Human Rights and the Duty to Accommodate

The e-learning module explains the duty to accommodate, the standard of undue hardship, and how accommodation is a shared responsibility. It is divided into two parts, and takes about 20-30 minutes.  It is intended for the public, private and not-fo...

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Accommodation Works! A User-friendly Guide to Working Together on Health Issues in the Workplace

This web-based application provides a common language and guidelines for reasonable accommodation and walks you through the various steps required to provide an accommodation....

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Equality and Mental Health: What the Law Means for Your Workplace

Leaflet explaining the legal requirement under equality law for employers to provide reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities, and what that might mean for employees with mental health conditions....

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Depression: 7 Employer Considerations for Reasonable Accommodations

Brief information on reasonable accommodations addressing individuals with depression....

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Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Mental Health Impairments

Resource providing information that help employers determine effective accommodations and comply legal requirements....

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Supporting Employee Success – A Tool to Plan Accommodations

A resource can help clarify job expectations, identify employee abilities and develop accommodations when mental health is a factor....

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Accommodation Strategies – Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

The website provides recommendations on potential reasonable accommodation strategies for individuals with mental health conditions. In addition, it contains videos from employer and employee and additional resources....

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Employer’s Forum on Disability – Tailored Adjustment Agreement Template

A template that can be downloaded to help begin and record a discussion on reasonable adjustments between an employee requesting reasonable accommodation and employer....

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We Can Work it Out – a Local Authority Line Manager’s Guide to Reasonable Adjustments for Mental Illness

A guide for local authority line managers to help them provide reasonable accommodation at work for employees with mental health conditions....

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Advice for Employers on Workplace Adjustments for Mental Health Conditions

Brief guidance notes intended to help employers think through the potential adjustments at work for individuals with mental health conditions. They include practical advice, good practices and links to other resources which might help them to support...

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Workers with Mental Illness: a Practical Guide for Managers

A guideline providing information on how to appropriately support workers with mental health conditions. It also provides the information about how to develop and promote a safe and healthy work environment for all workers....

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A Guide for Employers. To Promote Mental Health in the Workplace

The European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) has taken the initiative to help promote mental health in workplaces. This resource is intended for employers and managers. It offers business case and practical advice mental health promoti...

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Reasonable Accommodations for People with Psychiatric Disabilities: An On-line Resource for Employers and Educators

A resource to help employers, teachers, employees and students address work and school issues, reasonable accommodations, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This website contains information related to laws, disclosure, and situations rel...

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Maximizing Productivity: Accommodations for Employees with Psychiatric Disabilities

The examples of accommodations that have helped employees with psychiatric disabilities to more effectively perform their jobs. The list does not include all possible accommodations, but it is a good starting point and provides some of the most effec...

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Mental Health at Work Report 2017

The report provides findings of the National Employee Mental Wellbeing Survey as well as examples of good company practices addressing workplace mental health, including return to work....

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Fit Mind, Fit Job: From Evidence to Practice in Mental Health and Work

The report is intended to support employers to handle mental health conditions among their employees. It summarizes the findings from the participating countries and makes the case for a stronger policy response....

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Mental Health Policies and Programmes in the Workplace

This document is a part of the Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package. It provides information for relevant stakeholders on development of workplace policies addressing mental health, including support of workers with mental health conditi...

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Improving the Lives of People with Mental Illness

This website contains information and further links to resources for employers who are interested in how support their employees or colleagues with mental health conditions....

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Mental Health and Work

The report is an independent review of mental health conditions and their impact on people’s ability to work....

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Best Practices for Return-to-Work/Stay-at-Work Interventions for Workers with Mental Health Conditions

This Best Practices report summarizes the effectiveness of return-to-work and/or stay-at-work interventions and presents best practices for individuals with mental health conditions. The report has been developed with methodological rigour and includ...

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Strategies for Disability Management – Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

The website provides resources that can support disability management with employees experiencing mental health conditions....

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Supporting a Return to Work after an Absence for a Mental Health Problem: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Integrated Practices Program

This report concerns the design, implementation, and evaluation of an integrated practices program for supporting a return to work following an absence for a mental health problem. The research project was carried out in response to a joint employee/...

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Helping Employees Successfully Return to Work Following Depression, Anxiety or a Related Mental Health Problem – Guidelines for Organisations

These guidelines consist of actions organizations can take to facilitate return to work for employees following an episode of depression, anxiety or a related mental health conditions. They were developed using the Delphi method, which is a systemati...

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Return to Work

The website is designed to be used by different people who might be involved in return to work after a mental health condition. It covers broad area and offers resources addressing actions that employers, employees, colleagues and family can take to ...

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When Staff Return to Work

Information for managers about how to support staff in returning to work after experiencing a mental health condition....

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Supporting Staff Returning to Work

NHS Employers provides information on range of options available to managers when supporting a staff member back to work, including phased return and return to work meetings and plans....

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How to Support Staff Who Are Experiencing a Mental Health Problem

This in-depth resource for line managers and HR professionals, sets out practical steps employers can take to support at every stage of the mental health spectrum – whether they’re stressed or have a diagnosed mental health condition....

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Mental Health in the Workplace – Organisation’s Toolkit

Provides information and resources for creating a positive and inclusive workplace for all workers, including those who have mental health problems....

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Mental Health Toolkit for Employers

This toolkit serves to help the organization in supporting the mental health and well-being of the employees. It aims to help to take positive actions towards building a culture that champions good mental health and provide a greater understanding an...

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Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Line Manager’s Guide

This guide provides information and direction for line managers in promoting mental health for all employees and understanding and supporting employees experiencing mental health problems while in the workplace....

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Psychosocial Risk Management Excellence Framework (PRIMA-EF) – Inventory

Good practices of interventions for work-related stress (including violence and bullying at the workplace), using the PRIMA-EF framework best-practice criteria for the evaluation of interventions....

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Return to Work – Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

The website offers resources that can support return to work of employees experiencing mental health conditions....

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Heads Up

The Heads Up resources provide organizations with simple steps to creating a mentally healthy workplace and offers videos and flexible action plans that can be tailored for every size organization....

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Managing Mental Health Matters

Program focused on helping managers, supervisors and other leaders learn how to effectively recognize and manage mental health-related issues in the workplace. It uses a story-based approach, portraying realistic video episodes of workplace "characte...

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Work in Tune With Life

The European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) started an initiative to help promote mental health in workplaces. This website offers guides for employers mental health promotion, good practices in psychosocial risk prevention and other ...

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Return to Work – Returning to Work After Experiencing Mental Illness and Other Mental Health Issues

Report on returning to work after experiencing a mental health condition. It includes a case study and practical tips....

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Webinar: What’s in a number? Disability data for business change

As companies change their culture on disability inclusion, how can they use data on employees with disabilities to understand progress and guide inclusion strategies? Gathering information on disability is a sensitive and difficult subject, and askin...

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Autism – The 5000 Initiative

The 5000 Initiative: Autism in Tech Workforce is an initiative to unite companies who train and employ people with autism in technology positions – resulting in 5000 jobs for these individuals by the Year 2020....

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The National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy

The Australian Government has developed a National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy to address barriers to employment faced by people with disability, including mental health conditions. The objective of the Strategy is to increase th...

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KPMG Cares

KPMG demonstrates good company practice in inclusive employment for persons with mental health conditions....

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Center for Mental Health

The website contains information on the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) strategy for employment of persons with mental health conditions, including videos and basic principles of IPS....

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Supporting Young People with Mental Health Problems into Employment A rapid review of the evidence

This report provides a rapid review of the evidence on what is effective in supporting young people with mental health conditions into employment....

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The Aspiring Workforce – Employment and Income for People with Serious Mental Illness

This research report includes the analysis of Supported Employment in Canada, recommendations to reduce employment barriers for people with mental health conditions and innovative practices to help them secure and sustain meaningful employment....

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Road to Recovery: Employment and Mental Illness

This report on supported employment programs for persons with mental health condition provides information about best practices and model legislation....

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Employment Supports for Individuals with Severe Mental Illness

A factsheet for employment services summarizing eight key practices and providing additional resources on effective employment supports for individuals experiencing severe mental illness....

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SE-IPS | Core Principles Supported Employment/Individual Placement and Support

A factsheet describing core principles of the Supported Employment/Individual Placement and Support strategy....

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Let’s Get to Work: A National Mental Health Employment Strategy for Australia

This document highlights the barriers to better workforce participation of persons with mental health conditions, the economic disadvantages of the current Australian approach, and ways of effectively overcoming these problems. Moreover, it provides ...

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The IPS Employment Center

The website contains information on the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) strategy for employment of persons with mental health conditions. In addition, it includes evidence-based publications and videos of personal stories of the service users....

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Supported Employment for Adults With Severe Mental Illness

This review compares supported employment and Individual Placement and Support (IPS) with other approaches for finding employment. The two main finding of this study were: 1) Supported employment increases the length and time of people’s employment...

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Open Mind Program | Telenor Pakistan

Open Mind Pakistan has been revolutionary in terms of changing the way disability is viewed across the industry....

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Base Code Guidance: Disability Inclusion in the Global Supply Chain

Guidance for companies on disability in global supply chains....

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International Employment Schemes for People with Mental Health Problems

The article presents four main categories of employment schemes - sheltered work, vocational training, transitional employment (or work experience) and supported employment - and their effectiveness. These broad categories have been adapted to differ...

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Employment and Mental Health: A Briefing Paper

This briefing paper addresses relevant issues on employment and mental health and includes Irish models of employment support for persons with mental health conditions....

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Mental Health in the Workplace: Manager’s Toolkit

This toolkit serves as a learning resource for managers to help them deal positively with mental health issues that arise in the workplace. It includes information about the recruitment process of new staff in an inclusive, fair and legally compliant...

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A Framework for the Training and Employment of People with Mental Health Difficulties

This report provides a framework for the training and employment of persons with mental health conditions. It includes framework and recommendations for delivery of different training, employment and sheltered occupational services....

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Realising Ambitions: Better Employment Support for People With a Mental Health Condition

This review focuses on mental health and employment and provides recommendations on how to help people with mental health conditions fulfill their employment ambitions....

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Webinar: A new culture for business on disability inclusion

How can business change ideas and possibilities around the inclusion and employment of persons with disabilities? Hosted by the ILO's Global Business and Disability Network, this webinar featured experiences from the private sector around the world. ...

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Amplify accessibility: An accessible digital future

As technology evolves and new platforms emerge, the way businesses design and develop new technology will determine the inclusiveness of our digital society. New technologies have the potential to bring an estimated 350 million people with disabiliti...

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Neil Milliken on digital accessibility for an inclusive world of work

Neil Milliken, Head of Accessibility & Digital Inclusion at Atos, on how digital accessibility can create more inclusive labour markets which fully include persons with disabilities. ...

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Lucy Ruck on digital accessibility for an inclusive world of work

Lucy Ruck, Technology Taskforce Manager at the Business Disability Forum UK which is a member of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network, on how digital accessibility can create more inclusive labour markets which fully include persons with di...

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National Business and Disability Networks – Principles & Guidelines

National Business and Disability Networks are forums where companies and other organizations come together to work towards further employment and social inclusion of persons with disabilities. These are often unique spaces where companies share peer-...

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Guide for business on the rights of persons with disabilities – How business can respect and support the rights of persons with disabilities and benefit from inclusion

Developed jointly by the UN Global Compact and the ILO, the "Guide for business on the rights of persons with disabilities - How business can respect and support the rights of persons with disabilities and benefit from inclusion" suggests concrete ac...

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UN CRPD: What is Art. 27 and the right to work?

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) is a binding United Nations human rights treaty for persons with disabilities – Signed and ratified by 27 EU Member States and the EU itself....

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How can business promote diversity and inclusion through workplace adjustments?

Mark Bell, Professor of Laws at Trinity College Dublin, explains how reasonable adjustments at the workplace enable employees to bring their full professional potential to work and thereby promote diversity and inclusion as well as contribute to busi...

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ILO Infostory – The win-win of disability inclusion

Globally, there are over one billion people with disabilities. They are now more active in our society than ever before. Yet employment rates are low and many barriers to work still exist. Explore this InfoStory to find out why employing people with...

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Labels are so old brain

The unacceptable old focus on medical labels needs to be replaced with the new focus on individual potential, dignity and human rights. Business Disability International’s video shows how old labels and assumptions can be overcome. ...

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Promoting diversity and inclusion through workplace adjustments: A practical guide

Reasonable adjustments at the workplace, often times also referred to as reasonable accommodations, may include adaptations to the job, including modification of machinery and equipment and/or of an employee’s job content, working time and work org...

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Carrefour Argentina is diversity

Carrefour, company member of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network, decided to team up with with Downeate, a group of young people with Down syndrome, their families and friends, to promote a culture of diversity....

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Accessible Technology Charter: Accessibility Maturity Model

Self-assessment against the Accessibility Maturity Model provides an indication of how well your organisation has embedded its understanding of accessibility issues in areas such as IT governance and procurement. It will also help you decide on your ...

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Repsol: Extracting the maximum potential out of people

Repsol, company member of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network, has recognized the business case of including persons with disabilities in their diverse workforce. ...

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Disability “Smart” Company

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Disability in Sustainability Reporting

Disability in Sustainability Reporting can enhance organizational understanding of the value of transparency on disability, in terms of creating inclusive workplaces, as well as taking advantage of the business case of disability for the development ...

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Business as unusual: Making workplaces inclusive of people with disabilities

The inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace is no longer absent from the business agenda. Nonetheless, managers still struggle in implementing inclusion strategies effectively. Based on examples from 15 multinational compan...

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Disability and Corporate Social Responsibility reporting

Disability and Corporate Social Responsibility reporting: an analysis comparing reporting practices of 40 selected multinational enterprises. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an integral part of corporate strategy in recent years. It ...

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A chance to thrive

A video by Mental Health Europe on the Individual Placement and Support method. Shot and edited by Silvana Enculescu and Yves Brand....

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ISSA Guidelines on Return to Work and Reintegration

The ISSA Guidelines for Social Security Administration consist of internationally-recognized professional standards in social security administration, and form part of the ISSA Centre for Excellence in Social Security Administration. The open access ...

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Carla: returning to work after mental illness

Time to Challenge is the national project focusing on employment. Time to Challenge is confronting mental health discrimination in the workplace and supporting people's legal right to be treated fairly....

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Katie: dealing with bipolar at work

Time to Challenge is the national project focusing on employment. Time to Challenge is confronting mental health discrimination in the workplace and supporting people's legal right to be treated fairly....

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KBDN holds 2021 annual meeting and elects its Steering Committee

On 10 December 2021, the KBDN held its annual meeting, in which it elected Safaricom as its Chair, Signs Media Kenya as 1st Vice-Chair and United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK) as 2nd Vice-Chair. Further, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa-Kenya, Nyali ...

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British American Tobacco Kenya joins the KBDN

British American Tobacco Kenya(BAT Kenya), joined the Kenya Business and Disability Network on 5th October 2021, officially formalizing its membership by signing both the 10 principle-KBDN charter and the KBDN membership commitment form. This officia...

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Disability Awareness Creation Booklet

The Government of Kenya in 2018, as part of its Global Disability Summit commitments, undertook measures to eliminate stigma and discrimination against persons with disabilities in the country. One of the key measures was to increase awareness on dis...

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Disability in the Workplace E-learning Course by ITCILO

The International Training Centre for the International Labour Organization- ITCILO is offering a free e-learning course on disability inclusion for employers, Disability in the Workplace. This interactive and accessible course was developed with th...

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Kenya Business and Disability Network Meeting, 28th April 2021

The Federation of Kenya Employers' Kenya Business and Disability Network held its first virtual meeting of 2021 on 28th April. Members were updated on the intensive work that FKE's KBDN has been supporting in disability inclusion during the past quar...

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Human Resource Forum: Disability at the Workplace

The Federation of Kenya Employers organized a Human Resource Forum: Disability at the Workplace on 15th December 2020 at 10:00am(EAT).  The Forum was held virtually and aired live on Niusline TV and FKE's social media channels. This forum followe...

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ILO Global Business and Disability Network Annual Conference

The ILO Global Business and Disability Network shall have its annual conference on Monday, 30th November 2020 at 16:00 EAT. The theme of this year's event is "Corporate commitment to disability inclusion in times of the pandemic"....

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Safaricom PLC joins the Kenya Business and Disability Network

Safaricom PLC, one of the leading corporates in Kenya, a member of the Valuable 500 and the Chair of the Forum for the Global Disability Summit, Kenya, joined the Kenya Business and Disability Network during its launch on 19th November 2020. Mr. Paul...

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Disability Awareness Month

October is the disability corporate awareness month where there is great focus by companies and associates on what it means to be disability inclusive and aware in Kenya....

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Disability Equality Training Session for FKE staff members

On 25th September FKE staff members, under the leadership of the Executive Director, Ms. Jacqueline Mugo underwent an two hour training session in disability equality training. The session was facilitated by ILO Disability Specialist, Eric Carlson an...

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Nairobi International Virtual Book Fair

Ekitabu sponsored the Nairobi International Virtual Book Fair which featured the eKitabu experience that showcased live events, such as the Digital Essay Competition (DEC) Prizegiving, Content Development Challenge and their latest innovation - Dig...

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FKE Annual Employer Conference and Kenya Business and Disability Network Launch

FKE had its annual employer conference on 18th to 20th November 2020. The theme of this year’s event was ‘Building resilient enterprises, creating wealth and jobs’ and the Kenya Business and Disability Network was launched on the 19th of Novemb...

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KBDN Meetings

The Kenya Business and Disability Network has regular monthly meetings where company and associate members share on key issues in disability inclusion. These meetings also enable companies to showcase their best disability inclusion practices so as t...

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KIPPRA Conference

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) held its 2020 virtual conference from July 28th to 31st and the theme was enhancing inclusivity by empowering persons with disabilities. Topical sessions included education, data an...

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KBDN meeting, 28th August 2020

The Kenya Business and Disability Network were Coca Cola Beverages Africa- Kenya Ltd and Safaricom shared on their inclusive practices. Sightsavers and Leonard Cheshire presented on disability inclusion topical issues on Workplace adjustments and Dig...

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Promotion of the employability of persons with disabilities webinar.

The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE), through the KBDN and with support from Leonard Cheshire, hosted a webinar on promoting the employability of persons with disabilities in Kenya. FKE noted that the employment of persons with disabilities is a ...

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More companies are signing the Kenya Business and Disability Network Charter

The Kenya Business and Disability Network held its meeting on 29th July 2020. This meeting shall focus on prioritizing company disability inclusion needs based on a status of inclusion survey carried out in March-April 2020. More companies joined the...

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