Well-being Approach to Employment Support
Last week I designed and delivered an employment event with a difference. I was asked by an Employment Coordinator at Action for Blind People to put together an event that looked at issues relating to personal presentation and well-being.
Zsuzsi Hybal explained, “It can be challenging for someone with sight loss to manage how they look. As a sighted Employment Coordinator it is hard to credibly talk about these issues which is why we contacted Steph”.
The idea was to put on an event which was a bit different but complimented the great employment service Action for Blind People deliver.
Anyone who has ever sought employment knows what a thankless task it can be. Maintaining motivation and looking after your mental health is key to succeeding. This is why we looked at tips and tech that can help, healthy eating for steady energy and brain function and advice on creating a professional image.
The day included a variety of presentations and workshops, many led by people with experience of sight loss. The holistic approach was really well received by employment advisors and job seekers alike.
Zsuzsi added, “Having Steph and other people who are blind and partially sighted showing how they are constantly developing skills was inspiring and informative for our clients.”
I would like to thank the companies who supported the event with funding and products. The feedback summed up the success of the day.
“The day was perfect for me. Being disabled doesn’t mean that life is over for me. I feel very good”.
“I am more informed about eating healthy and putting on make-up both of these sessions were amazingly informative. I feel more in control to make changes in my life”.