Belfast project explores link between work and mental health
A Northern Ireland project which supports people experiencing an acute episode of mental ill-health to keep their jobs will be presented under the theme of mental health and supported employment.
Jan McGall, Lead Occupational Therapist at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT), will deliver the workshop.
Teens with ID face challenges in finding paths to meaningful adult lives
Ms. McGall pointed out that despite the well-documented link between employment and improved success rates in recovery from mental ill-health, employment and work have not been a reality for many individuals with mental ill-health. “This is for a variety of reasons: stigma, discrimination, low expectations for achievements, risk and overprotection health professionals to name a few,” she said.
A leading U.S. speaker will examine some of the challenges faced by teenagers with intellectual disabilities when it comes to leaving school and transitioning to a meaningful adult life.
Pat Rogan is the Executive Associate Dean at Indiana University School of Education.
Employment for people with disabilities bucks recessionary trends
Supported employment for people with disabilities bucks the trend by holding steady in the face of a recession with figures showing a growing increase.
This is one of the findings of a paper to be presented by Dr. Stephen Beyer, Deputy Director at the Welsh Centre for Learning Disabilities, School of Medicine, Cardiff University.
Top foods to try while you're in Dublin
“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
So said George Bernard Shaw, one of Ireland’s most famous playwrights.
While this island may be more famous for its whiskey and stout than its culinary offerings, the Irish are a nation of food lovers too and we have some delicious signature dishes which visitors should try to sample during their stay.
Speed dating meets supported employment
Speakers and topics confirmed
Speakers and topics for the highly anticipated Speed Dating Meets Supported Employment event on Tuesday, June 11th, have been confirmed.
Discussion forum will explore personalisation
A discussion forum exploring personalisaton in supported employment will be open to all delegates on Tuesday at 4.15 p.m.
The event, limited to 150 delegates, will see 12 speakers from seven different countries deliver talks ranging from 7-10 minutes to small groups of delegates.
One of the speakers is Ingrid Heindorf, Policy Officer with the World Future Council. Ms. Heindorf will speak about the Zero Project.
The discussion forum will be led by Lennart Jönsson (pictured) from Sweden. He will speak about personalisation from the Swedish perspective, where people with disabilities increasingly have the opportunity to choose their service providers.
Mr. Jönsson will lead a discussion on the advantages, disadvantages and traps for providers, as well as recipients.
This discussion forum will be relevant to Irish delegates due to the recent indications by policy makers that personalisation could be on the horizon for Irish service providers and people with disabilities.
Come and meet the IASE at our exhibition stand
IASE staff and volunteers, photographed with Minister of State, Michael Ring TD, on Job Shadow Day.
Delegates are urged to come and learn about the work of the Irish Association of Supported Employment (IASE) at our stand in the exhibition area during the conference.
Talk to us about our work in Ireland, promoting supported employment at a national level, and our national awareness initiative - Job Shadow Day. IASE staff members are looking forward to meeting all of our Irish and international friends.
Some great discount vouchers for food, drink and activities throughout Dublin
Delegates planning some sightseeing during their visit to Dublin may want to check out these voucher offers at visitdublin.com.
A number of Dublin restaurants, hotels, cafes, bars, activity centres and tour operators regularly post special offers to the website.
For more information or to browse the deals on offer, visit the website here.
Let's get tweeting #eusedublin2013
Throughout the EUSE conference, we will be tweeting updates, announcements and conference news for delegates and the supported employment community throughout Ireland, Europe and the world.
We will be using the hashtag #eusedublin2013.
Tweet with us so we can get the word out about this great event to advance supported employment at an international level.
Simply use the hashtag #eusedublin2013 when you tweet.
We would really appreciate it if you could help us get as many people as possible tweeting, sharing and updating about supported employment throughout the conference.
Follow us @IASemployment and retweet our updates and news, visit our Twitter account here.