#NoStigma, Advocacy

23 March, 2023

#NoStigma in the Workplace: Mental Health and Your Rights

Twitter card for No Stigma campaign showing male mechanic saying "Stigma doesn't work, I do"

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services hosted a webinar exploring mental health and rights in the workplace.

Taking place as part of our #NoStigma campaign, the webinar - #NoStigma in the Workplace: Mental Health and Your Rights – took place on Thursday, 23 March from 12.30pm to 2pm.

Launched in 2020, the #NoStigma campaign aims to reframe mental health stigma and discrimination by showing the positive effect on life when they are not experienced. The campaign invites us to consider how life without stigma in the home, community and workplace benefits us all.

This webinar focused on exploring mental health in the workplace, and what a workplace without mental health stigma would look like. It aimed to inform service users, their friends, family or carers, and employers of the support that people with mental health difficulties might require upon their return, or entry, to the workplace. This included, for example, the supports employers are obliged to provide to employees and the rights of people experiencing or recovering from mental health difficulties.

Speakers included representatives from the Rehab Group, EmployAbility and the Open Doors Initiative. Three service users also spoke about their experience of returning to work, following a period of mental ill-health.

You can watch the webinar below now.

We also released a new #NoStigma informational video, blog and booklet to coincide with the webinar. You can get all these #NoStigma at Work resources here.

More on mental health at work

More on mental health at work

Download our #NoStigma at Work booklet

See our #NoStigma campaign

Learn more about how we can create workplaces and communities free from mental health discrimination.

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