How To Cope With The Loss of Your Father

Written by Mental wellness advocates, Jessica Kelly & Caitlin Brandt from Meet Your Mind Online.  A father can be one of the world’s best support systems, a  pillar in the foundation of any family. As we experience another Father’s day, while this can be a happy occasion for most, some are dealing with the absence of their father...

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Thriving with cancer

Written by Geraldine Joaquim “I’m sorry, it’s cancer.” It’s hard to get past those words. Everything else fades into the background, and then the thoughts rush in: How will I tell my family, my daughters? Will I lose my hair? Is this it, will I die? Calm down, take a breath. Listen to the words that are still coming… “It’s highly treatable…...

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Addressing Post-Covid Learning Loss

By Emma Martin from Families Magazine As our worlds slowly open back up and children are in school once again, for many parents a key question will be how they can support their child’s learning post-COVID. There has been much in the news about children being ‘behind’ and needing to ‘catch up.’ However, just as important is their emotional...

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The four pillars of wellbeing for SMEs

Why employers need to know about the four pillars of wellbeing We all experience highs and lows – days where we feel on top of it all and others where we feel like everyone and everything is out to get us. It’s easy for the micro stresses and anxieties of everyday life to build up so that when a bigger problem inevitably comes along we feel overwhelmed....

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Men Can Live Longer!

Men can live longer! There are a now neighbourhoods in the UK where men can expect to live to about 90 years on average. These areas are, perhaps unsurprisingly, very affluent as well as few and far between. But they prove something very significant: Too many men still die early One big problem is that men generally take too many risks with...

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So, why do we sleep?

So, why do we sleep? What happens to our wellbeing if we don’t get enough sleep? If we look across the animal world, we can see that sleep is a fundamental part of life for most animals.  In fact, for some animals it takes up most of their lives… This koala tops the chart of heavy sleepers clocking up an impressive 18 – 22 hours...

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Is employee wellbeing your responsibility?

Is your employees’ wellbeing your responsibility? The short answer is ‘yes’… but that doesn’t really address the whole question because it straddles both the workplace and the employee’s privacy, that work-life balance.  But you can’t be expected to stand over them ensuring they eat properly, exercise, get enough sleep.  So where do the boundaries...

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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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How an effective wellbeing strategy can reduce absence and turnover

Written by Camille BrouardAbsence and turnover can be two of the biggest costs to an organisation, as well as two of the most difficult issues to manage. Staff absence and turnover can also indicate the effectiveness of an organisation when it comes to wellbeing – if employee wellbeing is low, absence from work and staff leaving their jobs commonly...

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Pride for families

Pride month for families June is Pride month dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities all around the world. Pride is usually celebrated with lots of parades and marches but with social distancing still in place, things will be a little different this year.  LGBT pride month is a celebration of the LGBT community and a recognition of what...

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