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A free workshop on employment for people with mental health related challenges is being held in Eastbourne this summer.

The session – called Workshop on Disclosure – is aimed at people looking for work. It is also open to those who already have a job but would like further information on their rights in the workplace.

Students will look at what disclosure means in connection with their health and the process of applying for work and how it affects your rights in the workplace, if you’re already employed.

Participants will get the opportunity to discuss reasons in favour of letting employers know about mental health issues and reasons against.

The course will cover the ways in which employers can support workers with disabilities and health conditions. It will also explain how much people are obliged to tell an employer about their health and previous time off work through sickness if asked on an application form or in an interview.

The workshop is running on June 6. It is one of a series of mental health courses being offered by the Sussex Recovery College in Eastbourne. The Sussex Recovery College is run by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Courses are free of charge and open to adults who have experience of mental health challenges. They are also open to their carers and relatives.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust works with local voluntary organisations across the region to deliver a wide range of courses during the spring, summer and autumn terms. The clinician are peer-led (people with lived experience of mental health) courses designed to allow students to become experts in their self-care and recovery through education and learning.

To request a place and fill out a registration form please call 0300 303 8086.

Alternatively visit www.sussexrecoverycollege.org.uk for further information about the courses available.

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