Disability and Mental Health 

The Department of Chemistry is committed to supporting staff and students who have disabilities including those who suffer from poor mental health. 

Disability

Disability

The Department of Chemistry is dedicated to supporting staff and students who have disabilities and creating an inclusive community, which promotes positive attitudes towards disabled people.

The Department also has a dedicated Disability Contact: Dr Julia Sarju (julia.sarju@york.ac.uk). 

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INCLUDE (Inclusive Network Connecting and Linking University Disabled Employees) Disabled Staff Network: Launched by the Vice-Chancellor on 2 February 2015 as part of the University's continued commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all. Membership is open to all staff and the group aims to promote the value of disabled staff and improve their working environment by raising awareness, sharing good practice and providing a forum for ideas and issues.

Further information on Disability support:

 

Mental Health

Mental Health

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. They can both change throughout our lives and in response to external factors. The Department of Chemistry is supportive not only of helping staff and students when they feel unwell, but also of helping everyone to develop positive wellbeing and emotional health. 

 

Students

Supervisors

Mental Health Resources Toolkit (PDF  , 358kb) is available for supervisors to help guide students to different sources of support.

Mental health contacts

The Department of Chemistry has a number of contacts who have been mental health first aid trained and can be approached by staff and students if they need support with mental health issues. The current list of contacts is available on our quick link list
In addition the University has launched 'Mental Health First Contact' (MHFC) for staff, which is an in-house network of trained members of staff who are a first point of contact if you are experiencing emotional or psychological distress. You can contact any of the members direct and don't have to be based in the same department.
Mental health links: