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Know Your Numbers Week

12th September 2019
High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” as, despite often being symptomless, it can lead to heart attacks and strokes. As our workforce ages and is increasingly sedentary and overweight, it is becoming a growing workplace health and wellbeing issue . . .
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World Suicide Prevention Day

10th September 2019
With World Suicide Day this month and World Mental Health Day next month both have a focus on suicide prevention. The role therefore that employers can play in helping to prevent the tragedy of suicide as well as supporting colleagues, friends . . .
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Migraine Awareness Week

4th September 2019
As our working population ages, employers will need to manage and support more workers with neurological health conditions such as migraine, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis, research has suggested. This makes this month’s Migraine Awareness Week a great starting point for . . .
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“I am Team GB”

21st August 2019
We’re just a year away from the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and so “I am Team GB” this month is a great health and wellbeing opportunity for employers to channel the Olympic spirit – and the legacy of London 2012 . . .
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Cycle to Work Day

8th August 2019
This month will see Cycle to Work Day taking place, billed as “the UK’s biggest cycle commuting event”. From a health and wellbeing perspective it is a great way to promote more active commuting and to reflect how, as an employer, . . .
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World Breastfeeding Week

6th August 2019
Returning to work after having had a baby is always going to be challenging emotionally and physically. But with World Breastfeeding Week taking place this month, it is an opportune moment for employers to revisit the health and wellbeing support they . . .
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World Lung Cancer Day

31st July 2019
It is World Lung Cancer Day during August. With research suggesting a quarter of people who suspect they may have a lung condition ignore getting it checked out by a doctor employers have an important role to play in promoting the . . .
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World Hepatitis Day

26th July 2019
World Hepatitis Day on 28 July is an opportunity for employers to reiterate the importance of safe occupational and workplace health practices around blood-borne disease transmission. This is especially the case if your organisation uses sharps or if employees may be . . .
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Samaritans – Talk To Us

24th July 2019
Every July, Samaritans branches across the UK and Ireland hold local events to talk about their services as part of its “Talk to Us” initiative. This is something employers can embrace from a health and wellbeing perspective as part of helping . . .
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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 . . .
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