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    Winter pressures mean good mental health support is crucial

    Reflecting on this time last year, there was much talk about ‘saving Christmas’. What we discovered also was that the cost was to be a January lockdown, with home schooling and stringent social restrictions that made last winter memorable for too many of the wrong reasons.

    By Kevin Bampton, BOHS on 01 December 2021

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    The lost story of Britain’s Black miners

    “We need to be remembered. There’s no depiction. There’s nothing about us, [but anyway] we say, all miners are black. We are [all black], till we get showered down there [underground], when we come out of the pit, and then you can see.”

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 October 2021

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    Don’t overlook diabetes

    Employers have a legal duty to manage risks to people’s health and safety arising from a worker suffering diabetes.

    By Andrew Litchfield, Gowling WLG law firm on 18 August 2021

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    Dealing with diabetes

    Diabetes can pose serious health and safety risks at work, so it makes sense for employers to help their staff to effectively manage the condition, such as educating them about how diabetes can affect their ability to drive safely.

    By Kate Walker, Diabetes Safety Organisation on 05 July 2021

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    Time to talk

    Lone or remote working is something that many of us have experienced over the past year, while a great many more have been working alone for a while now.

    By Meg Moss, The National Counselling Society on 01 July 2021

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    We need to talk about e-health

    I recently returned to Twitter after a long break. The atmosphere felt grimmer. The interaction angrier. Previously active colleagues were missing.

    By Samantha Peters on 16 July 2021

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    Burnout is dangerous risk to functioning of NHS, hears inquiry

    Nearly half (44 per cent) of NHS workers report feeling unwell because of work-related stress, according to a survey which went out to 1.2 million NHS employees.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 June 2021

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    Making waves: nurturing young minds at sea

    A UK charity is helping young people with mental health issues to build self-confidence and trust through surfing.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 June 2021

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    Mental health first aid training should be a legal requirement

    As we look back at the 20th century, it is clear that our understanding of physical health grew exponentially, from the now common use of X-rays to the lifesaving vaccines which have defined the past year in our battle against Covid.

    By Dean Russell MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Watford on 29 April 2021

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    Supporting mental health in a post-Covid world

    Supporting the mental wellbeing of your staff pays real dividends – both for your people and your business, says former health minister and mental health campaigner Sir Norman Lamb.

    By Sir Norman Lamb on 20 April 2021