National Work Life Week

National Work Life Week takes place between 11 to 15 October 2021.  It is the charity Working Families annual campaign designed to get employers and employees talking about what can be done to get the best work: life balance for both. The last eighteen months, as we’ve all had to readjust and reset our working patterns time and again, have been...

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How to Avoid Smartphone and Social Media Burnout in your Family

Written By Soren Kenner and Imran Rashid Excessive use of smartphones and social media may lead to stress, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, concentration issues, lowered self-esteem, and more. But just how big is the problem and what can you do to avoid it in your family? In a recent report, the UK Chief Medical examiner advises parents...

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Top Ten Most Outrageous Job Benefits Ever

Have you ever wondered if the grass is really greener on the other side and if you are missing out on perks dished out at other organisations. While most people will tell you that this is rarely so, there are some instances where companies have offered outrageous benefits for employees as they attempt to set the bar for workplace wellbeing. Here...

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Helping your child make friends

By Poppy O’Neill For children, social interactions and expectations can be confusing! Things like rejection, big life changes, sensitivity and shyness can impact children’s ability to make or keep friends. Without guidance, children might feel helpless and baffled by the ups and downs of friendships. But there’s a lot you can do as a parent...

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Destressing at the end the working week

De-stressing at the end of the working week Written by Ella Writer  It seems that we spend the whole working week yearning for the weekend, and then when the weekend finally arrives it feels like it’s gone with a click of the fingers. For families, Monday to Friday can be just a period of time that you need to get through, so it is important that...

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What is hybrid working?

Flexible Working. It isn’t a new term and has, for many years, had a place in employment law where it has offered a right for certain employees to request flexible working which the employer can then only refuse on reasonable grounds.  To make a flexible working request the employee must have worked for at least 26 weeks for the employer and...

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Impact of poor mental health at work

Impact of mental health in the workplace We take a look at what impact poor employee mental health can have on a business and what business owners can do to support their teams. Bluntly speaking, the impact of poor mental health in the workplace can cost your business cold, hard cash.  According to the Mental Health Foundation: Nearly 1 in...

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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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