Wellbeing

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    Before your very eyes

    Recently released figures from the British Heart Foundation show that an estimated four million people under the age of 65 and 1.3 million people under the age of 45 are living with untreated high blood pressure.

    By Jim Lythgow, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare on 15 August 2019

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    Common tragedy

    There seems to be something hard-wired in all of us that we look after what we own.

    By Mike Robinson, Chief executive British Safety Council on 17 June 2019

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    Five Star Audit specifications updated for 2019/2020

    The British Safety Council’s Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit has been revised and updated to place a greater emphasis on assessing how effectively an organisation is managing risks to workers’ health and wellbeing.

    By James Lewis, head of audit and consultancy at the British Safety Council on 02 July 2019

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    Truth and honesty as the base for safe working

    There are obligations and responsibilities when operating as a charity that do not necessarily bear on every individual or organisation in the public eye.

    By Lawrence Waterman OBE on 01 July 2019

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    Redefining workplace wellbeing – Part II

    Some of Britain’s most eminent thought leaders and campaigners took part in the British Safety Council’s roundtable debate on workplace wellbeing held in March. They examined and challenged wellbeing concepts and practices.

    By Anna Ryland, British Safety Council on 27 May 2019

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    Firms not assessing if mental health interventions work, finds poll

    More than 57 per cent of firms are not using employee engagement surveys to inform and assess the effectiveness of mental health and wellbeing strategies, a survey has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 May 2019

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    Wellbeing videos produced to support Mental Health Awareness Week

    The British Safety Council has launched a series of wellbeing videos with exercises and advice to help workers beat stress and maintain good mental health.

    By British Safety Council on 15 May 2019

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    Wellbeing in the modern age

    A year ago, I wrote about how ‘competition’ and ‘collaboration’ have both been necessary for survival over the millennia and that it should come as no surprise that these same deep forces influence our wellbeing in the workplace.

    By Mike Robinson offers some insights into what wellbeing means today on 01 May 2019

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    Is working at a stand up desk worth the effort?

    Sitting down for too long is bad for us. But is a stand-up desk the answer? We trialed one for a month to explore the reported health and productivity benefits.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 April 2019

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    Redefining workplace wellbeing

    The British Safety Council brought together workplace wellbeing experts to review wellbeing concepts and practice.

    By Anna Ryland reports from British Safety Council's roundtable event on 24 April 2019