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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

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    Managing mental health during coronavirus - experts at WHO share insights

    Stressed? You're not alone. Coronavirus is creating anxiety for many of us, whether it's job losses or fear of them, to illness and the uncertain end date to all of this. Our mental health and wellbeing is being tested.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 March 2020

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    Five secrets to a successful wellbeing strategy

    Need to convince the leaders in your organisation to take wellbeing seriously? “Don’t just appeal to the money, appeal to the strategy,” says Professor Kevin Daniels

    By Belinda Liversedge on 29 January 2020

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    Happy returns: how wellbeing became big business

    It’s true that the juggernaut that is the wellbeing industry seems unstoppable, growing by 12.8 per cent in the past two years. Workplace wellness, which includes everything from gym membership schemes to therapy dogs, yoga and nutritional workshops, is growing too.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 28 January 2020

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    You can’t be safe if you’re not healthy

    The title of this comment, a statement from Professor Dame Carol Black, the government advisor on health and work, should be displayed prominently at every business.

    By Graham Sharp, Stanley on 07 January 2020