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• 22 Aug. 2017

Supporting disabled employees in the workplace

By Esi Hardy, Guest Editor and Disability Equality Consultant and Managing Director at Celebrating Disability There are many articles about the best ways to achieve a diverse workforce and why hiring disabled people makes good business sense. To fully understand

• 21 Aug. 2017

Keeping fit when you have a disability

Exercise is important for your physical health and wellbeing, but a disabled person is half as likely to play sport as a non-disabled person (Sport England). In fact, being active can help to reduce day-to-day issues such as strains, muscle

• 18 Aug. 2017

Supporting an employee returning to work after long-term physical health absence

The most common physical health issues causing long-term absence from work are acute medical conditions, musculoskeletal injuries and back pain according to Fit for Work. If one of your employees has been long-term absent from work due to a physical health

• 15 Aug. 2017

Common myths about treating back pain

By Rosaria Toohey, Lead Physiotherapist, The Therapy Centre, Lynwood Village, Ben Back pain is the biggest cause of disability in the UK, with lower back pain alone accounting for a tenth of cases. Caring for your back is incredibly important

• 9 Aug. 2017

Supporting an older person

According to Age UK, 2.9 million people in the UK aged 65 and over feel they have no one to turn to for help and support. If you have relatives, friends or neighbours who are older and are worried about

• 9 Aug. 2017

Healthy living for older people

Getting older brings with it a whole set of changes and challenges. But by taking care of your physical health, you can boost your chances of remaining healthy and independent. Eating healthily Try to eat a variety of foods from

• 7 Aug. 2017

Recovering from a back injury

By Jenny Williams, Digital and Content Marketing Specialist I was 24 when I injured my back. I’ve never been the type of person to sit still, in fact I’ve spent most of my life switching from one activity to another

• 1 Aug. 2017

Why lunch breaks are important to your health

By Leila Moss, Communications & Campaigns Manager Only a third of UK workers say they take a proper lunch break, with many citing workload, stress levels and workplace culture as barriers. However, ensuring you have proper respite from work during

• 17 Jul. 2017

Living with chronic illness

By Yvonne Hignell, Care & Support Services Director Living with chronic illness wasn’t something that I had planned nor, obviously, something I wanted.  But it’s the life I have so I’ve got two choices: make the best of it and

• 17 Jul. 2017

Managing a long-term condition

Long term conditions or chronic diseases are health problems that can’t be cured, but can be controlled and symptoms eased by medication or other therapies. Examples can include arthritis, asthma, coeliac disease, diabetes, epilepsy and high blood pressure. Getting a long-term diagnosis

• 17 Jul. 2017

Long-term illness: guidance for managers

In the UK around 15% of the working-age population have a chronic illness or disability (European foundation for the Improvement of Living and working conditions, 2003). Long-term conditions or chronic diseases are health problems that can’t be cured, but can be controlled

• 13 Jul. 2017

Promoting good physical wellbeing in the workplace

By Yvonne Hignell, Care & Support Services Director An estimated 137.3 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury in 2016 (ONS), and in 2014 over half of women and nearly two thirds of men were overweight or

• 11 Jul. 2017

How to quit smoking

It’s never too late to quit smoking, no matter how long you’ve been doing it for. In fact, you may be surprised to hear that your body will start to recover within the first day of being smoke-free! Why do

• 5 Jul. 2017

Looking after your children’s health

One in five children in their first year of school were classed as overweight or obese in 2016 (NHS), rising to one in three in year six classes. As part of National Childhood Obesity Week, we’ve put together our advice

• 26 Jun. 2017

How to become more assertive

We’ve all had interactions with people that end with us either wondering why we agreed to an unfair request or feeling regretful about reacting badly. If you’re often left feeling powerless, frustrated or unable to state your views, you could

• 19 Jun. 2017

Bullying in the workplace

Sadly, nearly a third of people in the UK have been bullied at work (Trades Union Congress, 2015). Bullying can be characterised as: offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour. Bullying in the workplace can leave you feeling anxious at the