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HOW WE SHOULD THINK about mental health at work

‘The correct way to view mental health is that we all have it and we fluctuate between thriving, struggling and being ill and possibly off work. People with poor mental health including common mental health problems and severe mental illness can be in any of these groups. An individual can have a serious mental health… Read more »

THE VISION on mental health at work for all employers

In 10 years’ time all companies, whatever their size, will be: Equipped with awareness and tools to not only address but prevent mental ill-health caused or worsened by work. Equipped to support individuals with a mental health condition to thrive. Aware of how to get access to timely help to reduce sickness absence caused by… Read more »

THE FACTS on mental health at work

More people than ever before are at work with mental health conditions. 15% have symptoms of an existing mental health condition. 300,000 employees with a long-term mental health problem lose their jobs each year – it’s a much higher rate than for those with physical health conditions. The annual cost to employers is between £33… Read more »

Left cold by a long relationship

While men and women lose passion with age, women are often left cold by longer relationships, says a study of British sexual attitudes. The findings, from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles in Britain, are based on the experiences of nearly 5,000 men and 6,700 women. Relate sex therapist Ammanda Major told BBC… Read more »

Managing exam results – tips for young people and parents

Now A-Level and GCSE results are out, you may be wondering how best to support your teenager facing up to their disappointment. Not everyone got the grades they dreamt of and, although outwardly younger people may not appear so upset, deep down they may well be feeling the stress of despair, guilt maybe, and anger that… Read more »

What not to say to someone with dementia

Seven things not to say to someone with dementia are the latest helpful tips from the Alzheimer’s Society. Those of us who know someone with dementia will recognise how communication can get more difficult over time. How and when language problems develop will depend on the individual, as well as the type of dementia and… Read more »

Tips for summer holiday survival

We’re preparing for a surge in enquiries from couples whose relationships reach breaking point over the summer. Last year, we received a 49% increase in calls in September compared to an average month in 2016 along with a 9% rise in web traffic to the national site. This makes it our second busiest time of… Read more »

Lonely among so many friends

Older people aren’t the only ones who are lonely. A lot has been written about how more older people are living alone and becoming isolated. But what’s not so frequently reported is how younger people – with multiple ‘friends’ online and seemingly endless texting – can feel just as alone. In fact, it can be… Read more »

Want to train as a couple’s counsellor?

Want to train as a Relate couple’s counsellor? Here’s your chance to undertake the training for FREE. Relate Bedfordshire and Luton is offering two fully-funded training places for the Relate Certificate in Relational Counselling.