The EDNA Service

The Employee Disability and Neurodivergent Advisory service (EDNA) is a service that provides advocacy and signposting for NHS and Primary Care staff in Hampshire and Isle of Wight who have a disability, long term condition, and/ or neurodivergence.   

Our overall aim is to support colleagues thrive in the workplace, working with the individual to identify areas where support is required including recommending appropriate reasonable adjustments. 

The EDNA service is a self-referral service. You do not need a medical referral or formal diagnosis to access our service.  

You will be offered a one-to-one consultation with one of our Disability and Neurodivergent Advisors; a safe and confidential space to talk. Following this, you will receive a detailed letter outlining what has been discussed, which will include recommendations for reasonable adjustments which can be shared with your line manager at your discretion.   

We want to ensure that everyone feels included within the workplace and supported to thrive; where your unique differences and talents are valued, accepted, and not misunderstood. The EDNA Service is passionate about working together, to build an inclusive environment so that all colleagues have the opportunity to flourish in the workplace.   

Ready to book your initial consultation appointment? Click the link below to get started.

Self-refer online here.

Need to book a follow up appointment?

If you have been seen by one of our advisors previously and would like further support and/or advice you can book a follow up appointment by clicking the link below for either Alice or Lisa which will take you to the relevant booking page. Please remember to select your follow up with the advisor you saw for your initial appointment.

Book a follow up appointment with Alice

Book a follow up appointment with Lisa

Contact our team by email on EDNA@solent.nhs.uk. The EDNA Service is available Monday-Friday during core hours.

‘Say hello to EDNA’ sessions 

Join our monthly sessions to chat with advisors and explore how EDNA can enhance your workplace experience.

We also publish catch-ups here.

Manager Drop In Sessions – 16 July, 13 Aug, 10 September

  • Meet the Advisors
  • Bring your questions
  • Find out how we can support you and your team

Access to Work Support Guide

Learn about the Access to Work scheme and access the right support for physical or mental health conditions or disabilities.

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