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    In praise of nothing

    I’ve a colleague working in social care. Part of their week is spent at a community centre. It’s a challenging role. There’s no time for idleness. Nor would anyone advocate it, I imagine. But what about fallow? Rest. Respite. A simple lull in the day?

    By Dr Samantha Peters, Being Well Together on 08 March 2023

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    Time to quit – top tips for an effective stop smoking programme at work

    National No Smoking Day on 8 March is a great opportunity to help staff to quit smoking or vaping, but it’s essential to adopt the right tone and approach.

    By John Dicey, Allen Carr’s Easyway on 07 March 2023

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    Why we all need coaxing out from behind the sofa in 2023

    Only a month into the new year, issues we all wanted to see the back of in 2022 in many ways just seem to get worse. The war in Ukraine, high prices, labour shortages, strikes, ambulance waiting times and the deficit… the list goes on.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 01 February 2023

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    Keeping well at work

    With research showing a direct link between high productivity and the health and wellbeing of the workforce, Indian businesses are stepping up their efforts to support the mental and physical health of their teams.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 06 December 2022

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    Wellbeing at work: a strategic approach is key

    Research shows that investing in employee wellbeing brings financial benefits for a business, but it’s essential employers carefully plan and implement their wellbeing programme, rather than taking an ad-hoc or reactive approach to problems.

    By Marcus Herbert, British Safety Council on 02 December 2022

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    Five top wellbeing initiatives of 2022

    These five top examples of innovative wellbeing initiatives that we have seen this year show how thoughtful and creative we can be when it comes to wellbeing.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 December 2022

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    Under-resourced wellbeing strategies likely to fail, says Deloitte report

    Bikes, bananas and one-off events don’t cut it anymore when it comes to wellbeing, states a new report from Deloitte which says that wellbeing needs investment and a strategy.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 30 November 2022

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    Did curiosity really kill the cat?

    You’ve heard the phrase. And you’ll understand the point. It’s a warning against involving yourself in others’ business, against asking too many questions. But is it good advice, really, to dissuade ourselves from inquisitiveness?

    By Dr Samantha Peters, Being Well Together on 11 October 2022

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    How we can help small businesses to ‘Keep Thriving’ this winter

    Last month, I asked ‘how can we avoid this becoming a winter of discontent?’ The government has since set out its plans to cap energy prices for consumers and businesses, and how it will seek to grow the economy and support people, largely through a series of tax cuts.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 03 October 2022

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    How can we avoid this being a winter of discontent?

    We now know the real extent of the rise we can expect in energy prices this autumn. An 80 per cent increase. Just take that in for a moment.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 04 September 2022