Momentum joins the big Christmas Challenge

Momentum joins the Big Christmas Challenge Each year Parental Choice chooses a family-centred charity which is local to us in South West London to highlight their work in the lead-up to Christmas. This year, we are delighted to tell you about the brilliant Christmas campaign being run by Kingston-based Momentum. Momentum Children’s Charity...

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Tackling your child’s gaming issue

Tackling your child’s gaming issue With Christmas approaching we anticipate there being many gaming gadgets appearing under trees around the country.  Kids will be ecstatic, but many parents will be worried about the effect this new gadget will have on their off spring. We asked Dr Michele McDowell for some advice.   As an educational psychologist,...

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Preventing loneliness at Christmas

Preventing loneliness this christmas This year, more than ever loneliness is going to be felt by the our elderly loved ones.  Covid restrictions mean many will be facing time alone, or at least may be in a smaller group than they’d like. Guest blogger Ella Hendrix has some advice for us all on preventing loneliness this Christmas. Most years,...

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2020 a devastating year for millions in India

A difficult year for all of us, but a devastating one for millions in India There is no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year. We’ve all had to cope with significant restrictions, changes, trauma and even grief. But as we head for the new year with talk of a vaccine and a hoped return to normality, other parts of the world will be suffering...

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What’s so great about flexible women?

What’s so great about flexible women? Of course, we aren’t talking about whether or not your staff can touch their toes or backflip across the office. The issue of flexible working has been at the forefront of work discussions for nine months now. Pushed there by the grim reality of COVID-19 we admit, but we’ll take that and we’re running with it! We’ve...

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Men’s health and wellbeing

Men’s health and wellbeing Poor mental health is something every person may have to deal with, regardless of age, gender, sex or other. However, it is time to talk about men’s mental health more often. Men go through many of the same struggles that any other human may go through, especially when it comes to the balance of being a great parent...

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Menopause and how to alleviate the symptoms

What is the menopause and how can its symptoms be alleviated? Women’s reactions to the menopause tend to vary. Some feel a sense of joy as they see it as a kind of relief after years of menstruation. For example, they will no longer need to buy any feminine products. However, for many, the menopause is the beginning of the ageing process. Menstruation...

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Delaying a family as a woman

Delaying a family as a woman Fertility in the workplace – family and career Can women have it all? A century ago, women were expected to get married and have children by the age of 20.How times have changed! This is the mighty 21st century, when women can choose to have a career before having children. They don’t even have to settle down...

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Supporting your staff during Covid-19

Supporting your staff during Covid-19 People are working under conditions due to the new pandemic and social distancing guidelines. When we think of mental health and staff support, COVID must now be considered. As a business, you have a duty of care to your workers and staff wellbeing. We all need to consider the workforce’s concerns and...

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Why men struggle to open up in the workplace

Why men struggle to open up in the workplace Doing well at work is a goal for many men, no matter what their profession might be. But while they may be unapologetic about their ambitions, they’re likely to be quieter about how they’re feeling in the workplace. Here, we talk through some of the reasons men struggle to open up. They’re taught to...

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