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10 tips for saving money in 2018

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Saving money can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle, especially if you’re working towards a big purchase, like a car or a first home. But, there are some tricks you can use to try and squeeze those extra pounds into

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How to help employees avoid financial challenges

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By Jools Tait, Business Development Director A total of 277 people are declared insolvent or bankrupt every day in the UK – the equivalent of one person every 5 minutes and 12 seconds. Meanwhile the average UK household credit card

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Shopping on a budget

Shopping list for shopping on a budget

You’ve calculated your budget, you’ve made a plan, now it’s time to put it into action! Thankfully, there are lots of ways to make your pounds go further. Here are our tops tips for shopping on a budget on the

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Cheap ways to get fit

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January is a time when many of us make a promise to improve our fitness or try out a new activity. The good news is that this doesn’t have to involve shelling out for an expensive gym membership! There are

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5 New Year’s resolutions for your mental health

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  The New Year can be a great excuse to take stock and work out what to improve in the months ahead. If you do decide to choose a New Year’s resolution, try and pick something manageable. Choosing to make

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Mental health at Christmas: 12 tips for wellbeing

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Mental health doesn’t take time off at Christmas, and with all the added stresses that can come with the festive season it’s very important to care for your wellbeing. 1. Plan ahead Avoid unnecessary stress over the festive season by

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Tips to beat loneliness at Christmas

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As humans, we aren’t meant to be solitary and exist on our own. Nearly one million older people say they feel lonelier at Christmas[1]. However, loneliness can affect anyone from any walk of life and, in 2010, the Mental Health

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Seeking support at Christmas: helpline opening hours

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Our free, confidential helpline is closed on the festive Bank Holidays, but you can call us when we return. If you leave a message we will reply to you. Christmas opening hours Our Christmas opening hours are as follows: Friday

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Supporting employees back into work after mental health absence

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Around 50% of long-term absences from work are the result of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, according to the NHS. If an employee feels well enough to come back to work, then that’s a very positive

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What is OCD?

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  Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects around 850,000 people in the UK. Although it can be distressing and have a severe effect on everyday life, there are treatments that can help to keep OCD under

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