Monthly Archives: August 2017

Supporting disabled employees in the workplace

Manager talking with disabled employee

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

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Keeping fit when you have a disability

Man keeping fit in the gym

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

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

Mechanical engineer after returning to work

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

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Ben’s ‘Hats on 4 Mental Health Day’ automotive industry fundraiser is back!

Ben calls upon everyone in the automotive industry to join in with ‘Hats on 4 Mental Health Day’ 2017, now in its second year Wear a hat to work on 13th October and donate £1 to support colleagues facing mental

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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

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Mike Brewer becomes first Ben Celebrity Ambassador   

Ben welcomes Mike Brewer, Wheeler Dealers presenter, as Celebrity Ambassador Mike Brewer will be the face of this year’s ‘Hats on 4 Mental Health Day’ campaign In partnership with celebrity supporters, the organisation hopes to raise further awareness to reach

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Supporting an older person

A lady supporting an older relative

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

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Healthy living for older people

Gardening is good for exercise and healthy living

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

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Recovering from a back injury

Canoeing before my 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

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Why lunch breaks are important to your health

close up of someone eating food on their lunch break

By Leila Moss-Kelly, Corporate Communications 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 the

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