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    Employees feel more disengaged during Pandemic, Aviva study finds

    Employees are becoming not just physically remote but increasingly emotionally remote too, according to a new report.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 January 2021

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    The power of thank you

    It’s been said that since we are given the gift of 84,000 seconds every day, we should use at least one of them to say ‘thank you’. That’s not bad advice. And a simple thank you does more than you might think, for you, as well as for those on the receiving end.

    By Samantha Peters, Being Well Together Committee on 05 January 2021

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    Something to smile about

    Something I really miss these days is smiling. I don’t mean I never smile. Rather, it’s the interaction I miss. I smile at you. You smile at me. Our mood lifts. It’s a language everyone understands. Masks inevitably mute the process.

    By Samantha Peters, Chair of Being Well Together on 05 October 2020

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    Becky Adlington speaks out on burnout

    Former Olympian Becky Adlington says it was like ‘going into a hole’ when reaching burnout as a young swimmer.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 October 2020

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    Five ways to harness home working to improve wellbeing

    The government is urging more people to return to offices, tweaking its guidance in August after Boris Johnson said he wants “people to live their lives more normally”. Yet, it can be argued our office lives were neither normal nor healthy.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 25 August 2020


    The freedom of a freelancer?

    By Iris Cepero, editor on 01 July 2015

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    Introducing Being Well Together

    The British Safety Council will shortly be launching a new programme to help employers improve the mental and physical wellbeing of their workers.

    By Jigna Patel, British Safety Council on 03 August 2020

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    Wellness or wellbeing – beware conspiracies!

    There is a strange part of the world of wellness that begins with podcasts and Instagram accounts about cooking with coconut oil and appointing life coaches, and ends with discussions about evil conspiracies linking vaccination programmes, Bill Gates, 5G and Covid-19.

    By Lawrence Waterman OBE, British Safety Council on 30 July 2020

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    Time to focus on workplace wellbeing

    The autumn of 2019 seems like a different age. When I spoke at our annual conference in October, I felt obliged to refer to Brexit, although the debate had wearied us all.

    By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 10 August 2020

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    Improving the mental health of Indian workers

    With research from the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative suggesting that as many as one in seven Indians may be affected by mental health problems, there is a pressing need to support and improve the mental wellbeing of the population, including all workers.

    By Gajal Gupta on 10 June 2020