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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 . . .
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Body Image

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 . . .
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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 . . .
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Stress Awareness Month

17th April 2019
The Stress Management Society’s “Stress Awareness Month” kicks off this month. Its messages are likely to be helpful to employers keen to manage their employee health and wellbeing better, but effective stress management and transparency needs to be about permanent cultural . . .
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Prostate Cancer

27th March 2019
Growing numbers of men are still only diagnosed with prostate cancer after it has spread elsewhere and chances of survival are much reduced, research has suggested. This, if nothing else, highlights the value of employers getting behind this month’s “March for . . .
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Christmas Drinking

7th December 2018
As the Christmas office party season starts to ramp up, it makes sense for employers to take a long, hard look at their workplace drinking culture, the effect this may be having on health and wellbeing and inclusivity, and whether they’re . . .
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Festive Financial Stress

1st December 2018
The run-up to Christmas costs UK families at least an extra £800 on average, highlighting why this time of year can for some be a season of intense financial anxiety rather one of joy and merriment. But there is much employers . . .
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Workplace Bullying

12th November 2018
It’s Anti-Bullying Week this week and, with a growing body of evidence suggesting that bullying in childhood can stay with people throughout their adult lives, employers should be using the opportunity to reflect on the support they offer (positively) to victims . . .
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World Mental Health Day

8th October 2018
This week sees World Mental Health Day (Weds 10th October), organised by the World Health Organization and designed to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. But UK employers and occupational health practitioners still have a big job to . . .
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Work-Life Balance

5th October 2018
Most people’s summer holidays will be rapidly fading into the distance by now. But, with National Work Life Week being this week, research has highlighted how failing to get away from work can lead to an early death, even if you otherwise . . .
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