Crafting with Kids

Crafting With Kids: Arts and Crafts That Can Help Enhance Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills Arts and craft activities can be beneficial to the development of young children. Moreover, doing crafts with your little one can also strengthen your bond. In the UK, 76% of parents said that their children regularly take part in art […]

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Stop, look, listen – men’s mental health

Stop, look, listen….advice on men’s mental health Man to man advice on men’s mental health by Brian Ballantyne Talking about mental health I was talking to another man this week, and we got onto the subject of mental health. I said that I was comfortable talking about mental health, and he commented that it was […]

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Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse culture shock Reverse culture shock describes the phenomenon of ‘culture shock’ in reverse, i.e. the difficult feelings people experience when they return home after having lived abroad. Initial happiness may give way quickly to dissociation, isolation, boredom, sadness and even depression. Unlike culture shock, which tends to be widely anticipated,...

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Employee Wellbeing – a productive workforce

Employee Wellbeing – a happy workforce is a productive workforce Is your organisation really embracing employee wellbeing or is it simply ‘ticking the box’ by doing the bare minimum?  For example, help yourself fruitbowls, subsidised gym memberships and a cycle to work scheme. Employee Wellbeing should be central to a business, adopted by senior...

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Managing Parental Guilt

Managing working parent guilt It is a rare parent who never feels any guilt in relation to their parenting or who doesn’t wonder whether they are doing the right thing for their children at times. Going to work can allow a healthy break from thinking about your children and their needs but it also invariably […]

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LGBT and Diversity – a corporate example

LGBT and diversity – A corporate example To understand how LGBT inclusion features in into a Diversity & Inclusion strategy we asked our corporate Partners Northern Trust to give us an insight as to what they are doing … Northern Trust is a global financial services firm, employing 18,000 people across the globe. We work […]

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Working dads and the new work life balance

Working Dads and the wew Work/Life Balance Bringing up children is never easy, but it’s particularly difficult if you’re a working parent. Both mothers and fathers have it tough for most of the working week. They both have a juggling act to perform. Fathers expectations are changing too. Many new dads want a different dynamic […]

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How will Brexit affect my childcare?

How will Brexit affect my childcare? Whilst it would appear that we have been granted a temporary interlude in the saga that is Brexit, there are many employers and employees, and potential employees, who are still very confused and concerned as to what leaving the EU means to them in terms of their employment rights. […]

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