“For me it is so important to provide support to those who are impacted by disability and also to care givers and family members. Being able to listen, understand and provide support is key to empowering our people to reach their full potential.”
Focusing on ability over disability
Our Able employee resource group aims to help everyone, with or without a disability, to bring their whole selves to work. We’ve helped AXA to become a Disability Confident Leader employer and we’re supporting HR with the design and development of Workplace Adjustment policies. We regularly hold focus groups on disability inclusion to help guide us as we move forward and each year we plan activities for a number of awareness days, including World Mental Health Day and International Day for Persons with Disabilities.
What is the Axa able employee resource group?
Can you introduce yourself?
Hi, I’m Tracy Dorrington. I’m the international mobility manager for AXA UK and I’m a member of the able ERG. What is AXA Able? AXA Able is a support group for anybody working at AXA who has a disability or maybe they’re a caregiver or a family member for somebody with a disability. Why did you decide to become a member of AXA Able? I decided to join AXA Able, I’d already been working as a mental health first-aider for AXA so it felt really natural for me to join this group and be a part of it. What is an AXA meantl health first aider? So, the mental health first aiders at AXA are there to be really a first point of contact for anybody suffering with mental health. What are the benefits to you of being a member? I think giving people the mechanism to share their stories, share their experiences in order to help others, I find it really inspiring and I’m really glad to be a member. AXA. Know You Can.
Why I joined Axa able employee resource group.
Can you introduce yourself?
My name is Dan Neil I work in finance and I’m part of the Axa able ERG. What is AXA Able? AXA Able is the employee resource group for members of staff that may have a disability be that physical or invisible. Why did you decide to become a member of AXA Able? Three and a half years ago I had a bout of severe depression which actually ended in me being diagnosed as autistic. From there I was asked to join Able and I’ve got involved in raising awareness for autistic and neuro diverse conditions and actually just involved with the Able community as a whole to make the workplace better for people who have disabilities. AXA. Know You Can.
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