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What is the reason people resort to the mindless acts of hooliganism and aggression we have seen in the media over the last few days?

I have started writing this message several times, unsure if it was relevant or even appropriate for us to send. However I feel compelled to do so. I was in Marseille last weekend for the England vs Russia game. Many of you would have witnessed the violent scenes unfolding in the media. Mindless hooliganism where […]

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Men are most at risk for stress; how can we beat it together?

This week is Men’s Health Awareness week and this year the focus is ‘together we can beat stress.’ Now, when we talk about men and health people often assume we’re talking about fitness; however fitness is only one aspect of health. Health includes elements of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Did you know? 10% […]

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How can you manage stress at work?

The workplace can often be one of the main stressors in day to day life, and while sometimes pressure can make us energised and alert, it can also have the opposite effect. A study conducted by Johansson found that repetitiveness, high demand/workload and lack of control were all factors which were linked to higher levels […]

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Here’s how to avoid failing your employees

I’ve recently been following a story in the paper about the ‘culture of fear’ in one of the biggest sportswear chains in the UK. If you haven’t come across it, the story unfolded as an investigation found that ambulances were called out at one of the chain’s factories 76 times in two years. This wasn’t […]

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The Telegraph: Exam season- the parents’ survival guide

There’s tension in the air as the start date hurtles forward with inexorable force. You can see it in the hunched shoulders, creased foreheads, and faces set granite-hard with crippling anxiety. Yes, exam season is almost upon us. But I’m not talking about the young people who will actually be sitting A-levels and GCSEs this […]

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What’s the key to happiness and fulfilment?

The 16th-22nd May is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the focus is on relationships and the effects positive and meaningful relationship can have on mental health. A 75-year ongoing study on adult development revealed some really interesting findings about what truly makes humans happy and satisfied – Good relationships keep us happier and […]

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CIPD: Finance and health most stressed professions, survey finds

UK economy faces £57bn annual bill, as nearly a month of productive work lost per employee, per year Workplace stress is causing organisations to lose 24 days of productive time per employee each year, with some industries losing up to 27 days, a study has found. The combination of an average of five days of […]

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Business Insider UK: Use this flowchart to figure out how stressed you really are

We all feel stressed from time to time. Worrying is completely normal — and can actually be healthy in small doses. But as Jennifer Gueringer writes for Poundstopocket.co.uk, in order to be happy and successful, it’s important to have a sense of control over your “whereabouts on the stress spectrum.” The following flowchart, created by UK-based lender Pounds […]

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Huffington Post: Six Tips to Deal With Everyday Stresses on Wellbeing Wednesday

Between 2014 and 2015, Britain lost 9.9 million working days to work-related stress, depression or anxiety. It’s fair to say that stress is a huge issue for many people and it’s on the increase, according to Health and Safety Executive statistics. To coincide with Wellbeing Wednesday, an awareness day launched by The Stress Management Society and […]

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Allianz: Five top tips – Maintaining your work-life balance

Dealing with the stresses of running your own business and maintaining the much sought-after work life balance can be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Although stress is considered part and parcel of modern working life, as a business owner, it’s important to focus on ways to reduce it, so […]

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