Natasja is a Business Support Manager who has fibromyalgia. This condition causes widespread and chronic pain, as well as a heightened response to pressure.
“When I started at Nationwide, I looked for networks to join to help support others with their disabilities and to raise awareness, so I could give back some of the support I’d been given. I’d learnt not to be scared and to get out there and be open. I became part of the disability employee network group, Enable. It was after volunteering for filming for “The Big Event” that I was approached about being one of the hosts for the disability e-Learning.”
To help manage her pain, she works two days a week from home and has specialist equipment, including a dictation package called Dragon . This means she doesn’t have to type when it’s too painful and can use it anywhere – whether at home or in the office during meetings.