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How to manage workplace anxiety?

Stellar Community member Posts: 131 Pioneering
see title.

i'm still struggling with my workplace anxiety and would really appreicate some advice.

It's difficult because advice i'm seeing online is aimed at neurotypicals or only focuses on disability legal advice that i'm already aware of such as reasonable adjustments. this isnt helpful to me because as a disabled person a lot of the barriers i face are perfectly rational and hard to challenge, such as blatant discrimination from employers who know they will get away with discriminating against me. cause after 3+ years of fighting powerful bodies and figures for scraps i don't have the energy for fights that will cause more distress for no reward.

i was planning to g self-employed, but because of brexit, covid and tory fascism wrecking the country and making this place more unviable to live in and have a good quality of life, i have to abandon those plans and prepare to leave. i'm hoping to return to part time remote work in the social action sector as i think that might be my best chance of getting basic inclusion without the need to disclose my disabilities and hope i get what i need.

i'm gonna be seeking out a therapist as i think that is necessary cause i need to unpack other related trauma because i can tell some of my thoughts are irrational, but some of it is rational and relates to other trauma.


  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,506 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm sorry to hear that you're still struggling with workplace anxiety, and securing employment that works for you. Getting some support from a therapist sounds like a good idea to me @Stellar :) Some specialise in helping neurodiverse people, as well as trauma, too. 

    Doing work around social action sounds good to me. What kind of causes are most close to your heart? 
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  • Stellar
    Stellar Community member Posts: 131 Pioneering
    thank you. my interests that'd i'd like to pursue include:

    - climate action
    - homelessness / housing action
    - human rights

    All of these would be easier to achieve outside this country (in part cause aspects of this country's politics triggers my cptsd) , so i'd want to start within this country and take my knowledge and skills elsewhere.

    i'm not really sure where to start with this.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
    I can hear you have quite a few interests @Stellar. A positive step forwards in identifying what your interests are! 

    Though I can hear how you feel they would be easier to achieve outside this country. Do you feel this is a possibility for you? 

    I always encourage people to follow their interests. Even if, as you said, it would involve starting within this country. 

    Good luck! If we can do anything to support you, please don't hesitate to reach out  :)
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