Speaking and Consulting

Invisible disabilities is something many people live with and is very much at the top and forefront of many companies accessible employee policies and part of their corporate social responsibility objectives.*

I work collaboratively with employers, communities and organisations on helping them find ways to be more inclusive, to better understand the needs of and the challenges faced by those living with invisible disabilities.

I also guest speak at community, public, health professional and corporate events on the impact of sustaining a serious illness in mid-life, what life is like living with invisible disabilities, the art of human resilience as well as sharing my coping tools and entertaining stories along the way.

I offer:

  • Speaker and/or facilitating workshops at staff training days
  • Organise invisible disability awareness events and exhibitions
  • Lead in-house support and meditation groups for those with invisible disabilities
  • Consultation on HR invisible disability policy and best practice
  • Invisible disability focused strategic marketing and branding plans 
  • Advice ensuring your product, website and service design caters for accessible needs.

Feel free to contact me if you would like to find our more or to discuss your requirements.

I am proud to be working in partnership with Living in the Grey (LITG):

Unifying, educating, supporting 

The aim of LITG is:

  • To raise national awareness of all hidden disabilities, acute (eg those facing short-term disability through an illness or operation) and chronic, high impact on life cases.
  • Unify hidden disability charities and organisations to develop a collaborative campaign to educate employers and the public on what it’s like for those facing hidden disabilities.
  • Establish and endorse employer’s best practice policy on hidden disabilities for internal staff and public facing services.
  • Providing hidden disabilities best practice assistance to HR departments and workshops at employee training days.
  • Develop a universally recognised symbol that those with hidden disabilities can choose to wear so that they may also be understood in public. To be offered support if needed and not to have to explain themselves. Easing their navigation in the world when out in public such as on public transport, shopping, using accessible services: “I have an unseen disability, I shouldn’t have to prove it to you”.
  • Encouraging those with disabilities to not let their disability limit them and render them feeling unworthy, to help them be their more – “You are more than your disability, what is your more?”
  • To offer a voice for those with hidden disabilities not to suffer, go without or be judged.

*Of 11 million registered disabled people in the UK, only 8% are in a wheelchair and another 3% have visible disabilities, St Andrew’s University.

 

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