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The Workplace and The New Normal… There Are No Experts!

The Workplace and the New Normal – There are no experts!

 So it seems, as described in my last article the Future of Work. The new normal when it comes to the working world, will be a hybrid one. Employers are now becoming more comfortable with the hybrid working system and are coming to terms with the benefits of it.

 Not to mention that if something like the pandemic was to happen again, we will be safe to carry on working, keep our jobs and keep the economy afloat. Hybrid working patterns can be considered a safety net and a risk management framework for organisations for a more secure and sustainable future!

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A Rallying Call to All Mental Health First Aid Instructors

A Rallying Call to All Mental Health First Aid Instructors

This article has come about from a unique set of circumstances and one that was surely meant to be.

I had waited almost a year to get on my instructor training due to the lockdown. Finally, I did my training. I really enjoyed the course and I was intrigued with the new Anti-Racist training content we were taught. I was excited to finally be a part of MHFA England.

 As a new excited instructor, in-between my 2 co-deliveries and looking forward to being signed off, a process I am sure we can all remember and relate to. I decided to register myself on my first webinar, one on Race Equity for instructors from Black Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds.  

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The Benefits of Mental Health First Aid Training

Benefits in Everyday Life

In the UK, one in four adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any given year. 50% of all mental health problems are established by the age of 14 and two thirds by the age of 24.

This confirms that family and the home environment plays a huge role in the development of mental health issues. This also tells us that families and young people, are the most important parts of society we need to address mental health and wellbeing with.

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The Importance of the Workplace 2021 The New Year Resolution For Everyone

Brexit is done, the vaccine is here!

1st January 2021 is a very special day for the UK.

We have officially left the EU after being a member since 1st January 1973. For the majority of people at working age and the nation as a whole, we are now presented with a new playing field to build an independent economy upon.

No one can predict where we will be in 5yrs or 10yrs time.What we will know in a decades time is, if it was the right or wrong decision to leave the EU.Only time will tell, any other form of prediction on the economy is just guess work, as reliable as Mystic Meg and her crystal ball.

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Smile Britannia

So it seems that we maybe be heading for another lockdown, what you feel about this is shared by millions more people.

Understand you’re not alone and we have all been here before and made it out, and we will do it again. We are more stronger and more resilient than we give ourselves credit for.

Recognise that fact, stand up and stay calm and carry on. The British way!

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The BAME Community and Mental Health

The BAME Community and Mental Health!

Are you aware that the BAME community in the UK are the most likely to develop mental health issues and are the least likely to seek mainstream help?

If you are from the BAME community this should strike a chord with you, as member of the BAME community it certainly does for me.

It triggers the toxic cultural perception of mental health which has been around for generations and is well and truly imbedded in our culture. I feel like I can say this on behalf of all BAME communities in the UK.

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Mental Health First Aid- How to Implement it Within Your Organisation & How to Get the Boss Involved!

Mental Health First Aid- How to Implement it Within Your Organisation & How to Get the Boss Involved!

Whether you represent an organisation consisting of a handful of people or thousands, it is important to have wellbeing policies in place. A lot of the time, especially in small organisations of 1-5 people, these polices may not be written on paper, but there will be activities staff will do together that have the same effect.

In small organisations especially those with a good chemistry, staff will meet up after work, perhaps go for a quick drink and talk about what’s going on at work and in their personal life with their colleagues.

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Did We Just Survive a War? – Life Lessons From Lockdown

As a nation, we are just about to come to what is for most of us a situation that is unprecedented. The lockdown was the closest thing the UK has come to what it would have been like to live in times of war.

No socialising, food running out, unable to see family, people dying, it’s not been pleasant.

During WWII, we had to go to war to save our nation, but this time around all we had to do was sit on our sofa’s, no big deal then?

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A Message From Mental Health to the HR Community – It’s Time!

In 2010 when I had just finished my 3rd year at university and was on my summer holidays waiting to start my masters in September, I founded and launched London Hair and Beauty Ltd.

During the work involved within in my bachelors, I accidentally stumbled up on a niche in the beauty industry I was confident I could flourish in. I based it on my driving lessons, let me explain!

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