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4 ways employers can improve support for mental and physical health

Two-thirds of employees feel uncomfortable raising mental and physical health issues with employers – here’s how employers can improve their support.
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How to make your organisation more LGBTQIA+ inclusive?

From training to representation, efforts to make organisations and workplaces more LGBTQIA+ inclusive are needed everywhere.
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The UK Government has rejected gender neutral toilets in public buildings

The UK Government has announced its plan to place separate male and female toilets in all new public buildings – forgoing gender neutral toilets to protect women.
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Promoting the creation of an inclusive workplace

Dr Christine Grant, Associate Fellow at the Coventry University Centre for Healthcare Research, introduces the ‘Remote for All’ (R4All) research study, discussing disability, neurodiversity, an inclusive workplace, and remote e-working in the UK.
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How to keep your balance this World Productivity Day

Productivity is vital for all organisations to thrive, and in today’s always-on society, many employees are feeling the pressure to get more work done than ever before.
Employee engagement

The best solution to workplace performance is employee engagement

From Richard Branson to Stephen Covey it's a widely shared belief that people are a company's greatest asset - it is simply not possible to build a prosperous business without good people.
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The rudiments of asbestos removal

Michael Edwards, Occupational Safety and Health Content Developer from The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, walks us through the fundamentals of asbestos removal.
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One in five LGBT+ physicists experience exclusionary behaviour

LGBT+ physicists face exclusionary behaviours that can lead to a change of field - with 15% of early career scientists identifying as LGBT+, what could this mean for the future?
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50% of Jewish people report workplace discrimination

While Christians say their moral issues result in workplace discrimination, Muslims and Jewish people feel more targeted by Islamophobic and anti-Semitic rhetoric.
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Is the post pandemic hybrid workplace supporting the ‘levelling-up’ agenda?

Alison White, co-founder workplace designers and change advisers PLACEmaking, discusses the shift in our mentality towards a work-life balance post pandemic 
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Experiences of sexual violence linked with high blood pressure

According to a longitudinal study of US women, women who have experienced sexual violence are more likely to develop high blood pressure.
acute care workplaces

Delivering care-centred workplaces for acute care

Specialists in acute care Draeger Medical UK Ltd prioritise patient wellbeing and efficiency in holistic approach to a well-designed healthcare workplace
Preventing burnout

Preventing burnout: Supporting mental health in the workplace

Nicola Hemmings, Workplace Scientist at Koa Health, and Dr Claire Vowell, Counselling Psychologist, discuss the growing problem of burnout
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A WHO perspective on mental health

Dr Florence Baingana, Regional Advisor, Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WHO African Region speaks about mental health and why it is so important today
LGBTQ STEM

Is there LGBTQ+ discrimination in STEM academia?

Do LGBTQ+ academics still feel pressured to hide their identity in STEM academia, even in 2021?
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Suicide prevention: How to talk to someone with suicidal thoughts

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, Philip Adkins, National IAPT Clinical Lead at Vita Health Group, looks at suicide prevention in the workplace and addresses how an employee can talk to a colleague with suicidal thoughts.
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Post-Rana Plaza: Why is the fast fashion industry still growing?

In an increasingly polluted world, the textile industry is responsible for 10% of all greenhouse gases - so why is the fast fashion industry growing, with no signs of slowing down?
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Has COVID-19 made mental health at work impossible to ignore?

Jorge E Palacios, MD, PhD, Senior Digital Health Scientist at SilverCloud Health, argues that the pandemic has made mental health in the workplace impossible to ignore.
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Committee report finds NHS “burnout is widespread reality”

After months of COVID, the psychological impact on staff emerges as a shadow pandemic - today (8 June), a Health Select Committee report finds that NHS "burnout is widespread reality".
digital eye strain

What are the symptoms of digital eye strain and how can it be treated?

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, highlights the symptoms of digital eye strain and explains what can be done to treat it.

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