Help yourself with our advice
Adjusting the settings of your computer
You may be helped by adjusting one or many of the settings on your computer. For example, did you know if you are left handed you can alter the way your mouse works to make it easier for you to operate? Screen colours can be changed, text sizes increased, contrast altered and much much more. Use the settings link here to explore how you can alter the system to suit your needs.
Dyslexia at Work
Do you find reading and writing a greater challenge for you than others? It could be that you have Dyslexia. 6m people in the UK are known to have Dyslexia, but many more remain undiagnosed. You can visit the link here to learn more about Dyslexia and its potential impact on you at Work. There are also lots of resources available to you if you think it could be something you need to investigate further.
If you are Dyslexic you can visit the Clear Settings page to learn how to alter your computer to make it easier to use.
To visit the British Dyslexia Association site you can follow this link to access more guidance.
If you think your hearing may be impaired in someway you can take a test provided by Action on Hearing Loss. Their assessment will indicate if you should be seeking professional advice from a qualified assessment service. You can take the simple hearing test here. If the test indicates that you may need a more formal assessment and that hearing loss may have an impact on your ability to perform in your role you should contact your Occupational Health team or your line manager.
You may also want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Hearing Loss by Best Hearing Health, which covers common causes, symptoms, treatmens, types of hearing loss, prevention and much more.
Mental Wellbeing at Work
Mental health conditions are real but often invisible and affect one in four people in the UK.
Often mental health problems are described using words that are in everyday use – for example, ‘depression' or ‘anxiety’. The most commonly diagnosed forms are depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression), schizophrenia, personality disorders and eating disorders.
Learn more about mental health wellbeing at work by following this link.
Useful links - specialist organisations
The organisations linked to from here are recognised for having expertise in their particular field. Some are more experienced than others in providing support for employers or in employment/recruitment but all will have some useful information to start you off.
If you would like to be connected to an organisation with specific information on a disability or condition not listed here please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for some suggested links.
How do we help you?
ClearTalents™ At Work asks you questions about the following key areas which are used to create an informative report that will help identify any adjustments you may need to do your job to the best of your ability:
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