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  • Depression is not a Dirty Word

    Depression is not a Dirty Word

    What is Depression? The Mental Health Foundation broadly defines depression as: “A common mental disorder that causes people to experience depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy and poor concentration.” The more specific term of dysthymia is used to describe mild, but long-term depression, usually lasting two years or more. How Common is it? At any one time…

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  • Hormonal Health

    Hormonal Health at work

    Hormonal Health – the last Workplace Taboo? Hormonal health has traditionally been seen as a private matter and so is rarely discussed. Not surprisingly many managers will have no awareness of the scope and nature of the issues involved. This means employees spend a lot of time and energy hiding their symptoms. In a survey by Nuffield Health, two thirds of women revealed they were suffering from hormonal issues that were having a detrimental…

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  • HR Newsletter October 2015

    Employment Help for the Very Busy – Winter Edition  Welcome to my latest HR Newsletter with a round-up of legislative changes and their likely impact on small and micro businesses. If you find this information helpful, please pass on to others. National Minimum Wage and The National Living Wage (1st Oct 2015) For workers aged 21 and above the rate will increase from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour. For workers aged between 18 and 20 the rate…

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