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04
Dec

Christmas stress & arguments

Christmas gets a bad rap (excuse the pun!), doesn’t it? Interesting, if a little unfair, like road rage the anger that spills out in family arguments in this highly charged festive season has been there all year long, simmering under the surface.  Christmas, and the added stress it brings, is merely the catalyst to bring...
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03
Dec

Win Christmas: Top tips for your office holiday gift exchange

Welcome to December. You’ve made it to the end of the year. It’s a time to relax! Just kidding, you probably have projects and budgets to close out. You are not sure what to do with your kids while school is out. There is a Christmas list of stuff to buy that rivals, Santa Claus....
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20
Nov

Transgender Day of Remembrance | 20 November

Today marks Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day to honour and remember those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. The day will see groups around the world gather to remember loved ones and help raise visibility of the transgender community. A list of names will also be read out of those...
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19
Nov

Tackling Islamophobia | Islamophobia Awareness Month

November is Islamophobia Awareness Month. Islamophobia is defined as a dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslims. The campaign is particularly apposite given the national increase in hate crimes. Recent Home Office data shows that most religious hate crime – 52 per cent of all offences – were aimed at Muslims. Homa Wilson is...
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14
Nov

Six ways to beat the bullies and regain control at work

Anti-Bullying Week takes place on the 12-16th November and is designed to raise awareness of bullying with children, teachers and parents. But with nearly a third (29 per cent) of people having been bullied in the workplace, it’s clear that bullying isn’t limited to the playground. We’ve collated some tips from the experts to help...
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10
Nov

Equal Pay Day | Dr Carole Easton OBE, Chief Executive of Young Women’s Trust

Equal Pay Day marks the day on which, effectively, women start working for free. It reflects that a significant gender pay gap (GPG) continues to exist in the UK with women earning, on average, 14 per cent less than men. For women of colour the figure can be much worse, being 26 per cent for...
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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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