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‘It’s OK’ Employer Pledge #ItsOKFurloughRTW

Posted by on 22 Feb, 2021 in Mental Health |

‘It’s OK’ Employer Pledge #ItsOKFurloughRTW

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Return to Work Employer “It’s OK” Pledge, by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 9 Feb, 2021 in Mental Health |

Return to Work Employer “It’s OK” Pledge, by Jane McNeice

When any employee is returning to work after a period of absence, we have things as employers that we may need to do to ease them back into new or changed systems, practices, procedures, and relationships. These help the returner to work to feel included, up-to-date with what is happening, valued, and illustrate that we care about their wellbeing. Coming back to work without any planning can cause lots of unnecessary stress on employees and prevents employers gaining the best from their...

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Burn-out: high risk, high consequence, by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 2 Feb, 2021 in Mental Health |

Burn-out: high risk, high consequence, by Jane McNeice

In a global pandemic when professionals in many industries are pushed to the brink of their resources, it’s essential to recognise that no one is immune from burning-out and that the consequences of ignoring the signs of burn-out can be fatal. No matter how much a person is needed in their job, what we do not want to achieve is the saving or supporting one life at the cost of another. The well documented Japanese phenomenon of ‘Karoshi’ translates as “overwork...

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MHFA: don’t forget to Refresh

Posted by on 18 Jan, 2021 in Mental Health |

MHFA: don’t forget to Refresh

Don’t forget to Refresh… In the 12 years since I first qualified as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor I’ve seen lots of change. Twelve years ago it was quite difficult to promote MHFA as the excellent training product that it was and is, and it could be exceptionally difficult to fill a training course, even at a time when a number of local organisations were offering 100% subsidised places! Of course this in itself can sometimes be the issue in that people don’t always value something they...

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Furlough – an opportunity for learning

Posted by on 12 Jan, 2021 in Mental Health |

Furlough – an opportunity for learning

As we are nearing one week into our Tier 5 lockdown and many businesses are having or have had to re-Furlough employees, it’s perhaps yet another chance to step back and take stock. A significant proportion of the working population are again Furloughed and now have some additional time on their hands. For many families, this spare time is being redirected towards home-schooling children, but for others, they may already be feeling the harmful effects of loss of structure, purpose, and...

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Neurodiversity – meeting the need, by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 14 Dec, 2020 in Mental Health |

Neurodiversity – meeting the need, by Jane McNeice

About Neurodiversity It is increasingly acknowledged by UK employers that there is a need to have a neuro-diverse workforce and that there are significant benefits of fostering such diversity. Given that estimates suggest more than 15% of the UK population are neuro-divergent (ACAS, 2020) most employers will, in fact, already be employing neuro-diverse people. Neuro-diverse diagnoses include conditions such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Aspersers, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity...

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