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Press release: Generation Z let down by employers and universities over mental health support, new study shows

10 October 2018
Young people are being let down by employers and universities when it comes to their mental health, a study by Business Disability Forum and Youthsight has found.
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Statement: Mental health needs of young people in work and Higher Education must not be overlooked in PM’s pledge today

10 October 2018
London, UK:  A leading business organisation has welcomed the PM’s announcements on mental health today but called for better support to be available for all young people, including those in work and higher education.
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World Mental Health Day 2018 - Young people in a changing world

10 October 2018
Our Senior Disability Consultant Charles Clement helps Business Disability Forum mark World Mental Health Day by talking about how he has seen attitudes towards mental health change - and how the next generation will change attitudes again. Read the full blog here.
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Business Disability Forum provides evidence to UN on disability and poverty

24 September 2018
Business Disability Forum has submitted evidence to inform the United Nations Special Rapporteur’s visit to the United Kingdom on poverty and human rights.
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This-Ability Photography Award 2018

24 September 2018
Everyone is invited to a free photography competition organised by Business Disability Forum Member Metropolitan Police, which aims to challenge stereotypes around disability. 
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How Shell developed a global approach to meet the needs of disabled employees

18 September 2018
Shell, whose Senior Inclusion and Diversity Advisor Georgia Silk chairs Business Disability Forum's Global Taskforce, have followed a variety of innovations to create a global approach to meeting the needs of disabled employees. Read our full news article online. 
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Going global: What businesses are doing to support disabled people around the world

10 September 2018
With our Global Taskforce meeting for the first time in early September, our Senior Disability Consultant Brendan Roach explores what business are already doing to bring disability-smart practice to the different regions and countries they operate in. Read the blog online.
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What does great customer service really mean?

07 September 2018
Business Disability Forum's Katherine Beavis talks about what great customer service means for her, ahead of Business Disability Forum announcing its Disabled People's Choice Award on 29 November. Read the full article online. 
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CamdenAbility looks to new heights for second year and beyond

20 August 2018
CamdenAbility, a joint project improving employment opportunities for disabled people in Camden and now in its second year of delivery has an ambitious goal of creating a network of employers who have improved how they attract, recruit and retain disabled people in the area. Now it is looking forward to its second year. Read more about the project here.
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Who are we? The people behind the job titles and why identity matters

07 August 2018
The following is a transcript of Diane Lightfoot's speech to attendees of Business Disability Forum's Partner Group Reception event on 26 July, where we brought together the organisations we work with the most closely to announce our focus on the theme of 'Identity' in 2018 and 2019. 
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