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A personal approach at work Connect: Building and maintaining constructive relationships at work is an important part of wellbeing and considering one is at work for a vast majority of the time, this is quite important. Spending time around people at work and developing positive working relationships...

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) the definition of the term ‘Mental Health’ is a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able...

The news about the 800 people sacked via Zoom has caught my eye recently with the reporting focusing largely on the legality and morality of the action. It is of course absolutely right that this story is receiving attention but I think there are some considerations I...

Health and Safety You have heard of this but what does it actually mean? The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) lays down wide-ranging duties on employers. Employers must protect the 'health, safety and welfare' at work of all their employees, as well as others on...

What is it The word stress has its origin in the more mechanical/physical sense of placing stress on an object. Its use to describe psychological stress is largely attributed to Dr Hans Seyle in the 1930’s, and became more widely adopted in the 1950’s. Stress is not...

What are Eating Disorders Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that are affected by people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or socioeconomic background. Disorder Eating behaviour is a way for a person to cope with difficult situations and emotions.  It may present in a number of different...

Why first aid is so important. What if? What could I do? How would I cope? These are the questions that only a First Aid Course can give you the answers to. By attending a first aid course for as little as two hours you could gain...

Where is the voice of young people? When I carried out some generic research (Googling!) on the relationship between ageism and mental health, all of the search suggestions and indeed the entire first page of results exclusively coupled the search phrase with the words “elderly” or...

Ageism is stereotyping and/or discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age which may be casual or systemic. The term was coined in 1969 by Robert Neil Butler to describe discrimination against seniors and patterned on sexism and racism. As it states, is...

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