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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All change – settling relocating kids

All change – settling relocating kids When I first expressed my concern to friends and family about how our kids (then aged 3 and 6) would cope with our forthcoming move from London to California, everyone was quick to reassure me how adaptable children are. In reality…. …it turned out that uprooting ourselves from our […]

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Sarah-Jane Butler – Inspirational Woman

Inspirational Woman: Sarah-Jane Butler This summer, Sarah-Jane Butler, founder and CEO here at Parental Choice was awarded ‘Rising Star Champion’ by We Are the City for the work she does to help the female talent pipeline. Her award sits proudly here in the office and we are all very proud to be part of the team […]

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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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