Tag Archive: health and wellbeing

  • Movement and Mental Health

    mental health awareness week 2024

    There seem to be more ‘awareness’ weeks popping up than ever before, but there are definitely some that are more worthy of our attention than others. I believe Mental Health Awareness Week is one such example. Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 13th – 19th May and is organised by the Mental Health Foundation UK (MHF) who are a well-respected UK charity with a remit to help people stay well and try and prevent mental health problems…

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  • Long Hours Work Culture

    Making Flexible Working Work

      A Long Hours Work Culture is well established in many small businesses The way we communicate and ‘stay connected’ has been blurring the lines between work, rest and play and adding to this long hours work culture. When used well, information and communication technology aids flexible working and can contribute to a healthier work-life balance. However, research is now showing that technology is making many people actually work longer…

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  • Sandwich Generation

    LUNCH BREAKS

    So who are the Sandwich Generation? They are employees and workers who are ‘sandwiched’ between caring for ageing parents and their own children. Carol Abaya, a recognised expert on eldercare, coined the term ‘Sandwich Generation‘ ten years ago and has since added a further category, ‘Club Sandwich’, referring to those who care for ageing parents, grandparents and their own young children, or those who care for…

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