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  • The Role of an Occupational Health Advisor July 16, 2019

    My role as an Occupational Health Advisor at Central Occupational Health continues to be varied. No two days are ever the same! One of the main aspects of my work are assisting HR departments and managers in helping individuals get back to work following sickness absence for a whole range of physical and psychological conditions. ...

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  • Managing Early Signs of Stress April 20, 2017

      One of the most frequent questions I ask when I’m working with someone on stress management is: What do they first notice about themselves when they’re beginning to struggle? Often people will talk of a range of changes behaviourally, physically, cognitively and emotionally but they’ve tried to struggle on without responding to these changes. Understandably work demands, ...

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  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing at Work November 4, 2016

    Promoting health and wellbeing at work is proven to help employees remain happy, healthy and productive. Occupational Health Programmes also greatly improve engagement and attendance.   There are lots of ways of promoting health and wellbeing at work.   Examples include: Cycle to work schemes where employees can purchase bikes and pay over a year before being taxed. This is ...

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  • Positive Psychology: Can Your Personal Strengths Help To Manage Stress… July 11, 2016

    The growing area of Positive Psychology helps people to harness what they are doing well, rather than focus on problems. It works with the understanding that people will naturally want to lead fulfilling lives and have often overcome significant problems in their lives by using personal qualities that encourage resilience.   We know about The Importance of ...

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  • We Value Relationships So Why Do We Neglect Them? May 18, 2016

    It is now proven that a significant number of children are not ready to start school with the social and intellectual skills they require because parents and careers are in some ways neglecting those ‘early year relationships’ in favour of spending too much time concentrating on smartphones and gadgets. And it’s not just children who are ...

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