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Sharing information about your mental health

Week 4: Wednesday 16 September

Watch this video resource to find out how to share information about your mental health with prospective or current employers. Key points include:

  • Do I have to share information about my mental health with an employer?
  • What are the potential benefits and barriers around sharing this information with an employer?
  • What are my rights, if I tell my employer about my mental health condition?
  • Where can I get information or help with sharing information with an employer?
  • If I decide to share information, how should I go about this?

Sharing information about your mental health

Watch this video resource to find out how to share information about your mental health with prospective or current employers

With Auslan interpreter:

Resources

Free resources to read or download

Australian Network on Disability

General information on transitioning to work; internships and mentoring opportunities for students with disabilities.

Website: https://www.and.org.au

GradWISE

GradWISE is a graduate program, developed by WISE Employment in conjunction with Australian Universities. The program is designed to empower graduates and tertiary students living with a disability, mental, physical health condition or injury aspire, develop and thrive in graduate and entry level employment.

For more information visit: https://wiseemployment.com.au/gradwise/

To download the GradWise student Brochure click here.

Headspace

Website: https://headspace.org.au/young-people/managing-your-mental-health-and-disclosure-at-work/

HeadsUp

Having a conversation with your manager about your mental health can feel daunting. You might be worried about negative reactions or being treated differently, or just unsure of what to say. You’re generally under no obligation to tell your employer about your condition, but making them aware means you’ll be able to access any support you need. Remember that people are unable to help if they don’t know what’s going on.

Click here to find out more: http://bit.ly/havingtheconversation

Black Dog Institute

Mental Health Toolkit: http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/black-dog-institute-mental-health-toolkit-2017.pdf

Education to Employment

A great resource covering most aspects of working while managing disability/mental health condition. It is a collaboration between NDCO and Western Sydney Uni.

Website: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/educationtoemployment/home 

Fair Work Ombudsman

Website: https://www.fairwork.gov.au/employee-entitlements/protections-at-work/protection-from-discrimination-at-work

You can also make a complaint or seek advice from:

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