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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Is employee wellbeing your responsibility?

Is your employees’ wellbeing your responsibility? The short answer is ‘yes’… but that doesn’t really address the whole question because it straddles both the workplace and the employee’s privacy, that work-life balance.  But you can’t be expected to stand over them ensuring they eat properly, exercise, get enough sleep.  So where do the boundaries...

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Impact of poor mental health at work

Impact of mental health in the workplace Saturday, 10th October 2020 is World Mental Health Day.  To mark this day we look at what impact poor employee mental health can have on a business and what business owners can do to support their teams. Bluntly speaking, the impact of poor mental health in the workplace can cost your business cold, hard...

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Enhance your business with a happy and motivated workforce

Discover how a happy and motivated workforce can enhance your business Everybody wants to be in a job they love. Some have found it, and some are still striving for it. But how do you, as an employer, create a happy and motivated workforce? Just as crucially, what are the benefits it can have on your business? Recognise your worker’s progress Appreciating...

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Lockdown, from burn out to muddling through

Lockdown, from burn out to muddling through In our house we started lockdown a week or so earlier than the rest of UK, our son developed, what in hindsight, was “just a cough” and we started self-isolation on the 17th March. We diligently marked the calendar with our 14 days, my wife was upset that we had to cancel our daughter’s cello exam, while...

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Post lockdown – Domestic Abuse – The new epidemic?

Leaving Lockdown – Domestic Abuse – The new epidemic? In England and Wales domestic abuse makes up nearly a quarter of all reported violent crime and we have all heard about the spike in domestic abuse and violence during the recent Covid 19 lockdown. One in four women and one in six men may be experiencing domestic abuse at this time. Home...

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The importance of carers’ wellbeing in the workplace

The importance of carers wellbeing in the workplace Although there is still much work to be done, it is increasingly recognised that being a parent is a full-time job and that working parents (particularly working mothers) need all the help they can get. At Parental Choice we have long been conscious of the challenges of juggling work and childcare...

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