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    A blast of fresh air in a fog of gloom!

    If you agree that so much in the world right now feels well, frankly, a bit gloomy and depressing, I am delighted to bring you some better, brighter news…

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 04 October 2023

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    Are you walking the talk with worker wellbeing?

    A significant percentage of employees feel that their employer’s efforts to support their wellbeing are either misdirected or little more than a ‘tick-box’ exercise, so it’s vital to take a strategic approach to worker wellbeing, starting with asking staff exactly why, where and how they need support.

    By Dr Audrey Fleming, British Safety Council on 02 October 2023

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    A healthy office: how design can boost wellbeing

    Environmental factors such as noise, air quality, temperature and ventilation can all impact on the health, wellbeing and productivity of office workers, so it makes sense to address them when designing and running office buildings.

    By Bex Moorhouse, Invigorate Spaces Ltd on 20 September 2023

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    Why line managers play a vital role in workplace wellbeing

    The behaviours of line managers can have a positive or negative impact on employee health, wellbeing and engagement, so it’s vital managers get staff feedback on whether their management style is supportive or negative and have regular check-ins so workers can raise concerns about their wellbeing.

    By Marcus Herbert, British Safety Council on 01 September 2023

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    Neuroscience: how it can support employee health, safety and wellbeing

    Cognitive neuroscientist Javid Farahani will be speaking at the SHW Live exhibition in Farnborough in September on how simple technology can assess the cognitive health and fitness of employees – and provide them and their employers with simple ideas for improving their performance and resilience to stress.

    By Javid Farahani, CogMap on 01 August 2023

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    80 per cent of managers say budgetary constraints are risk to workplace safety

    Budgetary constraints and skills shortages are the top workplace safety challenges facing managers according to a new report.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 18 July 2023

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    Everywhere you look these days, people are talking about wellbeing. It seems the subject of how we thrive, in increasingly complicated modern times, has well and truly arrived. And yet….? Are we really being strategic about this?

    By Dr Samantha Peters, Being Well Together Committee on 17 July 2023

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    Small, yes, but mighty!

    Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. Organisations with under 500 staff employ just over 60 per cent of people working in the private sector in the UK.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 03 July 2023

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    HSE ‘could play greater role in health and wellbeing’, says DWP review

    HSE could do more to drive improvements in workplace health and wellbeing, a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) review has said.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 June 2023

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    Ailing UK nation needs employer to step in where NHS can’t, agrees panel

    The UK is suffering from a productivity crisis, thanks in part to worsening physical and mental health among its workforce, Professor Dame Carol Black, Chair of the Centre for Ageing Better said at London’s Watercooler conference last month.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 18 May 2023