Understanding Invisible Disabilities


This module will give you a broad understand of invisible disabilities and how you and your business can be proactive in retaining, attracting and supporting people with a range of different conditions under this umbrella term.

What will I learn?

On completion of this course you will have an overview of:

  • What is meant by the term invisible disability
  • The signs and symptoms of some common conditions
  • Issues around invisible disabilities in the sector
  • Why businesses in the sector should consider employing more people with an invisible disability
  • Responsibilities towards applicants and employees with an invisible disability
  • The social model of disability and how that affects what we should do
  • How to adapt recruitment strategy and processes
  • Implementing workplace adjustments
  • How we can promote disability confidence and encourage disclosure
  • Helpful resources, services and organisations


60 minutes