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10
Oct

Banishing the mental health stigma in the workplace

As many as one in four people will experience poor mental health each year, according to mental health charity Mind. This can have a huge impact on employers, with mental-health related issues costing businesses a whopping £26 billion a year.* Staff with mental health conditions can lead to lower productivity, absenteeism, higher turnover and even...
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10
Oct

Understanding mental health in the workplace | Infographic

In recent years, the number of cases of work related stress, anxiety and depression has risen considerably, with a total of 488,000 occurrences across the UK last year. This led to a shocking total of 11.7 million working days being lost over 2016 due to such conditions, highlighting a real need for improve services to...
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02
Oct

Relocation: how to (literally) make a career move

One of my colleagues told me that when she was living in Singapore and recently engaged she and her fiance decided to move to the UK. She liked her job but went to resign given that she would be moving away. Her boss was a bit shocked and asked her if she would consider putting...
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01
Oct

Celebrating Black History Month

Today, we see the the UK celebrate Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America. BHM is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the UK for the remembrance of important men and women and events in the history of the African diaspora. Black History Month was first celebrated in...
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27
Sep

Why we struggle with body image

Let me introduce myself. My name is Zoe McNulty and I’m the Headmistress of School of Strut, “the sassiest school in the STRUTosphere” where we help women (not exclusively) to feel fabulous regardless of shape or size, through the medium of dance and I’ve been asked to write a few words about why we struggle...
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15 podcast on resilience featured
25
Sep

Need to get motivated? All you need is a podcast | Infographic

When beset with an unpleasant task like doing dishes or raking the leaves, many modern people turn to podcasts to make their day-to-day more bearable. The time melts away on long commutes, during bathroom cleans, or during that 10k training when the right podcast is on. Some of the most popular podcasts tell the listener...
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18
Sep

Retreating from the world – an idea for stressed business women

A human being is made up of mind, body and spirit and according to two of my friends, my spirit level is low. I’m a practical person. Give me flour and I will make bread without thinking about where the flour came from and other similar deep thoughts. I needed to find my spirituality they...
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14
Sep

Getting the best out of your commute

Article provided by Sara Yirrell, technology journalist and author of The Diary of an Angry Commuter After spending 17 years sharing a metal tube on rails each day, I have witnessed many an interesting moment in the hour plus journey it takes me to get to the big smoke… trains are frequented by a peculiar...
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