Category Archives: Tips & Ideas

Workplace wellness – some ideas

Workplace wellness programmes are a set of initiatives set out by organisations with the aim of creating a healthier workforce. They are based on the premise that healthier and happier employees will be more committed and productive, which will benefit … Continue reading

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Fit for Work to tackle long-term absence through advice and occupational health assessments

It’s been announced that Fit for Work will be launched by the Government later this year to provide health and work advice and an occupational health assessment to employees, employers and GPs in England and Wales to help people return to or … Continue reading

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Have you got a good work life balance?

The term ‘work life balance’ is one we’ve all heard before, but how many of us really ever give much thought to the way we balance out our work commitments with the rest of our lives? For many, the pressure … Continue reading

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Dry January – going alcohol-free to improve health

Many people across the UK waved goodbye to alcohol at the end of 2013 and embarked on ‘dry January’ – 31 booze-free days. In fact, currently over 17,000 people have signed up to the Dry January challenge, and many more … Continue reading

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Health questions during the recruitment process – what the Equality Act 2010 has to say

Research published in the journal Occupational Health [at Work] has revealed that the Equality Act 2010 has had a significant impact on the practice of asking pre-employment health questions during the recruitment process. Section 60 of the Equality Act 2010 … Continue reading

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Sickness absence: the health of the nation

In the current environment of job insecurity, increased pressure at work and the subsequent increases in stress and stress related issues, occupational health services are more indispensable than ever. Occupational health is a term we’ve all heard and one that … Continue reading

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Tips for surviving the festive season

For a whole host of reasons, the festive season can be a difficult time for many. Here are just some of the reasons why: Loneliness: It is very common to feel lonely and isolated during the festive season when it … Continue reading

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StepJockey – burn calories and improve wellbeing

It’s a well-known fact that it’s better for health to climb the steps rather than getting the lift but it may seem a little surprising to hear that stair climbing is officially classed as ‘vigorous exercise’. In fact, it burns … Continue reading

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Soil Association’s catering mark encourages thought about health promotion at work

Health promotion at work is one of the five core commitments in the Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal. With diet related ill-health costing the NHS £10.9 billion per year, the Government is determined to see companies take steps to improve … Continue reading

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Movember – will you be a Mo Bro this year to raise awareness of men’s health?

1 November 2013 sees the beginning of this year’s ‘Movember’. Movember has become a global movement that challenges men to grow a moustache for the 30 days of November in order to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Many men … Continue reading

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