When a mental health condition becomes a disability

A mental health condition is considered a disability if it has a long-term effect on an individual’s normal day-to-day activity e.g. using a computer, working set times, and interacting with people. 

An individual with a mental health condition may become withdrawn or exhibit anxiety, there may be changes in the standard of their work or focus on tasks, they may be less interested in activities they previously enjoyed, and they may be fatigued. 

Mental health conditions that can be considered a disability include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, bipolar affective disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and some self-harming behaviour.