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Disabled Employment New Zealand

Many highly capable New Zealanders could be part of the workforce if barriers to their employment were removed. 74% of disabled people want to work. This website will help remove barriers.

Information to help break down barriers to employment for employers and disabled people wanting to enter the workforce. Disabled people are less likely to be employed than the general population or other minorities. Employment for disabled people is often limited by opportunity and employers attitudes rather than disability.


Mental Health Employment Advise

Mental health is often poorly understood it would be advisable for the group to work alongside someone with lived experience of mental health, or a mental health nurse. who has experience in mental health or an understanding of our local mental health and addictions services. This is a specialist area. We will need someone who will preserve the mana of all individuals taking into account the notion of diversity. Treating mental health needs to reflect warmth, care, and respect for these people.

Disabled Employment

Disabled Employment, hiring disabled people, helping people with disabilities including mental health to become self- employed, advise on hiring staff with a disability, Disabled home office work, all options should be open

Disability in employment advise, employment for disabled people should not have such high barriers when most of the time they are not needed, mention the word 'disabled' or 'impairment' and many employers put up barriers, they immediately think expensive' or 'too hard, but for so many employees, that 'disability' or 'impairment' is barely noticeable.


* Lifeline: 0800 543 354

* Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 / 0508 TAUTOKO (24/7).
This is a service for people who may be thinking about suicide, or those who are concerned about family or friends.

* Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (24/7)

* Samaritans: 0800 726 666 (24/7)

* Youthline: 0800 376 633 (24/7) or free text 234 (8am-12am), or email talk@youthline.co.nz

* What's Up: online chat (7pm-10pm) or 0800 WHATSUP / 0800 9428 787 children's helpline (1 pm-10 pm weekdays, 3 pm-10 pm weekends)

* Kidsline (ages 5-18): 0800 543 754 (24/7)

* Rural Support Trust Helpline: 0800 787 254

* Health line: 0800 611 116 If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk.

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