The Equality Act 2010 and Mental Health

The Equality Act 2010 amalgamated all the UK anti-discrimination laws which preceded it, creating a bold statement for the equal and positive treatment of all in the world of work, education and the everyday. By Daisy Whittingham of Handsam Ltd.

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5 Ways to Increase Your Mental Fitness to be a Better You

What is mental fitness and why is it important? Mental fitness refers to your mind and its ability to handle life’s challenges. There are a number of benefits to mental fitness, for example a mentally fit mind is more able to accept and overcome challenges.

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Top 5 Causes of Stress Within Manufacturing

All job sectors incur a certain level of stress, but are there any specific to manufacturing and what impact may this have in the manufacturing sector?

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Top 5 Work Nights Out

A cohesive office is a successful office. Socialising outside of work is a great way to gain cohesion within a team, allowing your staff to work together more effectively.

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1 in 4 Construction Workers have Contemplated Suicide

Builders have a “significantly elevated risk” of suicide. (British Journal of Psychiatry) Recent research by construction news has found one in four construction workers have contemplated suicide, with this rising to one in three for junior and graduate employees.

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Top 5 Tips to Master Memory

​If your brain was a computer, it could hold 2.5 million gigabytes within its 86 billion neurons. The human memory is a storage device of great capacity and potential, you just need to know how to upload data to it correctly. By Daisy Whittingham of Handsam Ltd.

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Top 5 Tips to Conquer Revision

​ChildLine carried out 3,077 counselling sessions about exam pressures in 2016, which was a 9% rise on the 2015 figures. Topics covered included not wanting to disappoint parents, the pressures of academic achievement and a fear of failure. By Daisy Whittingham of Handsam Ltd.

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A Narrative - Surviving or Thriving?

I have been privileged to work with many amazing young people and their families. Often, I have been asked for advice. Too frequently I have been unable to signpost to effective services and have felt utterly useless. As this week is Mental Health Awareness Week I have written a short narrative that is based on real conversations and real people in the hope that the theme of surviving to thriving resonates beyond May 14th.

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Surviving to Thriving

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week 2017. The theme this year is 'Surviving to Thriving' but what does this mean for mental health?

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Looking for Public Speakers?

Using personal experience, Katie educates others on the issue of mental health. Her inspirational talks have led to her being commissioned to speak nationally, receiving on average 96% good/excellent feedback from delegates.

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