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Scottish government urged to help people with mental health issues into work

26 August 2016
A study has found that a large proportion of people with mental health issues in Scotland are out of work (The National)
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More training needed on mental health issues in the electrical sector

25 August 2016
There are further calls to address the issue of mental health in the engineering and construction sectors, after it found that workers are more likely to die by suicide that by falls (Voltimum)
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People with learning disabilities need meaningful job opportunities

24 August 2016
The Chief Executive of the Scottish Commission on Learning Disability has highlighted the need for meaningful job opportunities for people with learning disabilities (Scottish Herald)
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‘Long way to go’ before grassroots sports clubs are accessible for disabled peopl‘Long way to go’ before grassroots sports clubs are accessible for disabled people

24 August 2016
Disabled people do not have adequate access to grassroots sports clubs and there is ‘a long way to go’ before this is remedied, the chief executive of the British Paralympic Association has said (Sports Management)
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Financial benefits of addressing health issues and disability highlighted for businesses

16 August 2016
Greater awareness of disability and health of employees will reduce costs to businesses (Belfast Telegraph)
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1 in 10 businesses unable to support employees with disabilities or health conditions

15 August 2016
A study of 300 businesses by Reed in Partnership and Disability Rights UK finds that 1 in 10 do not feel able to support disabled employees (Rochdale Online)
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Award recognises Gatwick police officer’s approach to helping colleagues affected by disability

11 August 2016
Gatwick PCSO Victor Finch has won a award from his employer and been hailed a “true ambassador” for his work in supporting colleagues within Sussex Police Force (West Sussex Gazette)
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EY exemplify move towards openness around mental health in the workplace

10 August 2016
An EY scheme to recruit Mental Health First Aiders is highlighted as an example of the ways businesses are moving toward greater understanding of mental health (The Pool)
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Case study - Business Disability Forum conducts disability review for British Embassy in Madrid

10 August 2016
BDF was commissioned by the UK Embassy in Madrid to conduct a Whole Systems Disability Review of the Embassy and its network of Consulates in Spain. 
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Press release: House of Commons achieves Silver in Business Disability Forum's Disability Standard

27 July 2016
London, UK – The House of Commons has become the latest organisation to be recognised for outstanding disability performance and commitment to disabled people by achieving Silver status in Business Disability Forum's (BDF) world-renown Disability Standard. 
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