Wellbeing as a working parent

Taking control of your wellbeing as a working parent Whether it’s your children or the printer refusing to cooperate, working from home and homeschooling can be a challenge to juggle at the same time. An overwhelming 84% of you said in our Instagram poll that you thought your wellbeing had taken a negative turn this lockdown. Here are some tips...

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Men’s health and wellbeing

Men’s health and wellbeing Poor mental health is something every person may have to deal with, regardless of age, gender, sex or other. However, it is time to talk about men’s mental health more often. Men go through many of the same struggles that any other human may go through, especially when it comes to the balance of being a great parent...

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Why men struggle to open up in the workplace

Why men struggle to open up in the workplace Doing well at work is a goal for many men, no matter what their profession might be. But while they may be unapologetic about their ambitions, they’re likely to be quieter about how they’re feeling in the workplace. Here, we talk through some of the reasons men struggle to open up. They’re taught to...

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A dad’s experience of lockdown

A dad’s experience of lockdown Statistically, mothers have been more affected by children not being in school, lack of childcare and generally ‘keeping house’ during lockdown. How did the dads cope?  We haven’t heard much in the press, so we thought we’d ask a few.  Here is first of two articles by Joe Young (aka www.dadonspl.co.uk). ...

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Lockdown, from burn out to muddling through

Lockdown, from burn out to muddling through In our house we started lockdown a week or so earlier than the rest of UK, our son developed, what in hindsight, was “just a cough” and we started self-isolation on the 17th March. We diligently marked the calendar with our 14 days, my wife was upset that we had to cancel our daughter’s cello exam, while...

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Dads Homeschool

Dads homeschool Around the world during this COVID crisis, it seems that mothers are taking on more of the home-schooling burden than fathers. I heard the other day that dads typically get 3 hours of uninterrupted time for everyone hour that a mum gets, partly due to the “Muummm!” factor, where children call for their mother’s attention more than...

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7 tips to more productive working from home

Seven tips to help you stay on task while you’re working from home Work from home they said, it would be fun they said. Working from home has become the new normal as a result of COVID-19, but more than four months in are all employees enjoying it and remaining focused and productive? Until now, many people have been working from home whilst juggling...

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How your style can boost mood and productivity

The power of style How your style can not only boost your mood, but also your productivity Whilst it goes without saying that what we wear isn’t the biggest concern right now, it’s hard to dispute the transformative power of clothes. Getting dressed each morning serves as a psychological boundary to separate between bed and business mode, and...

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Post lockdown – Domestic Abuse – The new epidemic?

Leaving Lockdown – Domestic Abuse – The new epidemic? In England and Wales domestic abuse makes up nearly a quarter of all reported violent crime and we have all heard about the spike in domestic abuse and violence during the recent Covid 19 lockdown. One in four women and one in six men may be experiencing domestic abuse at this time. Home...

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