National Simplicity Day
12th July 2019
As we head into the summer holiday season, we could perhaps learn something from America’s “National Simplicity Day” this month about properly switching off from work, including the health and wellbeing benefits of mindfulness, slowing down and “taking a moment”. Employee . . .
National Sunglasses Day
26th June 2019
Perhaps it’s unsurprising that National Sunglasses Day this month, on 27 June, is an American invention. But even if it has yet to catch on as “a thing” in Britain, there are important employee health and wellbeing and eye health messages . . .
Healthy Eating Week
19th June 2019
It is estimated more than 1.25 million Britons are living with an eating disorder. With the British Nutrition Foundation’s “Healthy Eating Week” taking place this month, now is a good time for employers to be reflecting on how they can better . . .
Love Your Lungs Week
12th June 2019
Occupational cancer is estimated to cause as many as 742,000 deaths worldwide each year, with exposure to dusty environments – silica and flour dust and asbestos particularly – especially to blame. With concern also growing around the carcinogenic effects of air . . .
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
5th June 2019
Next week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week. It makes sense now to be preparing the groundwork for any targeted fundraising or health promotion activities you are running in your organisation to raise awareness of the importance of cervical screening. The week . . .
29th May 2019
Last week, 13-19 May, was the Mental Health Foundation’s “Mental Health Awareness Week”. Did you take the opportunity to encourage your colleagues, employees and your organisation as a whole to get involved in helping to raise awareness of mental health and . . .
Optima Health to welcome new CMO
24th May 2019
We’d like to take this opportunity to update you on an important change in our senior clinical leadership at Optima Health. We are delighted to have attracted Chief Medical Officer Dr Rikard Moen and look forward to welcoming him to the . . .
National Walking Month
22nd May 2019
This month (May) is “National Walking Month” run by the organisation Living Streets. In an increasingly sedentary working world this can be a useful health promotion marker to get employees up, moving and on their feet to improve their health and . . .
Mental Health Awareness Week – Coping Strategies
17th May 2019
Today is Day 5 of Mental Health Awareness Week and our focus is on positive and negative coping strategies: There are so many pressures we face in our lives and just the speed of life can feel like a pressure. Many . . .
Mental Health Awareness Week – Stress
16th May 2019
It’s day four of Mental Health Awareness Week and our focus today is on the stress reaction. We hear the word stress a lot, so lets take a look what that is: Stress is something we all encounter and can be . . .