Our Communications Worker, James, on his experience of giving a talk to another organisation.
On Wednesday I was privileged to represent both Space Inclusive and myself in delivering a talk to staff at Crocus Fields, an organisation for people with disabilities, in the Meadows.
I was there following an invitation from Pete Corkhill, a Unit Manager at Crocus Fields, who saw a recent article I wrote about my experience of having both Asperger’s and Depression.
I focused my talk on my personal experience, then I fielded some brilliant questions from the staff who were attending the talk. Questions were varied and interesting, from the importance of differentiation between Mental Health and Neurological conditions, to how some employers’ attitudes to Mental Health and Autism still need to change.
I also created an infographic hand-out that went down well with the attendees. It highlighted starkly the importance of understanding the link – and the difference – between Autism and Mental Health issues.
I was extremely pleased and happy it went so well. I’d especially like to thank Pete Corkhill who was my primary contact and made me feel very welcome at Crocus Fields.
Groups like Space Inclusive and Crocus Fields aren’t in competition. We’re all working together in our community to make sure young people with learning difficulties get the personalised, high quality service they deserve.