These resources have been put together by members of the University Staff Disability Advisory Group, on the basis of our own experiences and those of others in our networks, as a resource that may be helpful to others. For more guidance from other professional services, see www.ox.ac.uk/news-and-events/coronavirus-advice
These resources are for people with mental ill health; and for those in the neurodivergent community, including autism, ADD, dyslexia and dyspraxia, and other neurodivergent conditions. Everyone in the country is affected by the stress of the current situation, but online mental health advice does not always distinguish between the problems of neurotypical people with generally good mental health and others.
Whenever possible, we have put links to authoritative sites that are regularly updated. Where this has not been possible, we will do our best to continue updating this information.
OCD UK, the national OCD charity
Beating Eating Disorders UK
National Autistic Society advice
Coping with the uncertainty of COVID-19
Business Disability Forum
Impacts of COVID-19 for autistic employees
Detail in Government guidance
You may wonder about the detail of some Government guidance. These are a few of the terms that we have found problematic.
Staff Disability Advisor