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Wellbeing is not a PR stunt

Mental Health , oakwood

Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Dave’s organisation has a wellbeing policy. They are on it. They have Mental Health Champions, an Employee Assistance Programme and a whole section on the intranet about ‘sleep hygiene’, healthy eating, the office choir and cycling to work.  But is it all just window dressing? Are we just papering over the cracks? That same […]

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Have You Got His Back?

Mental Health , oakwood

Last year 4382 men took their own lives in the UK. That’s around 12 a day, right here in the United Kingdom.   It remains the biggest killer of men aged between 15 and 35 in this country, and takes more of our men than road traffic accidents or any other illness. Women are far from immune, but year on year around 75% […]

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Don’t be tempted to work on holiday!

oakwood

Share0 Tweet0 Share0 This is a topical and timely subject, because I’ve just enjoyed a lovely summer holiday with my family. You’re not interested in that, but I think you will be interested in conversations around an issue that has, by pure coincidence, cropped up: the wisdom of working whilst on holiday. Or perhaps the ‘wisdom […]

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Gender Communication Gap?

Mental Health , oakwood

Share0 Tweet0 Share0 ​ Is talking about mental health harder for men?Let’s put that in context: not all talking, and not all men, but the kind of difficult conversations that need to be had by managers about certain aspects of wellbeing, notably work-related mental ill-health. I’m concerned about this for several reasons. The most obvious being […]

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Fit Note or Sick Note?

Mental Health , oakwood

Share0 Tweet0 Share0 A “Fit Note” is a record of advice from your Doctor. But I wonder how many are used as they are actually intended? Are they really just Sick Notes by another name?” Doctor, I’m stressed… “Have you had trouble sleeping and concentrating?” Uh huh.. “Passing water more than usual?” Not really “Difficulty in switching off and relaxing?” Uh […]

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