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International Stress Awarness Week 5-9 November 2018

Today we turn our minds to the many workers and non workers who are suffering from stress and stress related illness such as anxiety and depression. The theme this year is does Hi-tech cause hi stress? Having struggled to get my web cam working on Skype today I can honestly say I feel really frustrated, why is everything I do such hard work??? Also a major disagreement with work colleagues yesterday has left me ruminating. These negative cognitive and behavioural influences could leave me feel[..]

How hands convicted a peadophile

As heart-breaking as this story is, you cannot help admire the skills and dedication of the police officers, legal and forensic teams involved. What they must they see is unimaginable, but to do what they do with such integrity and commitment, day by day, in the pursuit of these offenders and the protection of their victims, is extraordinary. Sue Black is such an interesting woman if you get a chance to read her book 'All that remains- A Life In death' you wont be disappointed. http://www.bbc.co[..]

Absence due to mental ill-health is on the rise, report business leaders

Absence data is fundamentally poor intelligence. Not all absence is attributed to sickness, there is disengagement, revenge, avoidance etc etc. I have had employees referred to me for anxiety and persistent short term sickness and when you dig deep it’s been any number of social barriers, for example, not being able to afford to put fuel in their car, no public transport and the shame of asking for help. Less than 1% of employees who take time off sick want to be off sick and the threat [..]

Moving

We are delighted to announce that we will be moving the business to a lovely period house in Richmond North Yorkshire, which is just off Millgate and onto Castle walk, with lovely views of the river and castle. We apologise for any disruption the move will cause and our current clients have been informed that until the builders and decorators are finished we will be using a room temporarily in the Kings Head Hotel for the psychotherapy. However, all being well, from the 1st October the administr[..]

Things Students With Anxiety Wish Their Teachers Understood

https://youtu.be/jf404_H0r8Q Recent research suggests that as many as 1 in 6 young people will experience an anxiety condition at some point in their lives, this means that up to 5 people in a class may be living with anxiety, whether that be OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), social anxiety and shyness, exam stress, worry or panic attacks. School can be a tricky experience for most teenagers but for many anxiety can make their time a lot more difficult. For the lucky ones they have the suppor[..]

Why do some employers only seem to take action via adjustments and accommodations when it is already too late?

Equality law recognises that bringing about equality for disabled people may mean changing the way in which employment is structured, the removal of physical barriers and/or providing extra support for a disabled worker or job applicant. This includes the duty to make reasonable adjustments (Equality and Human Rights Commission, 2016). However, should it be reasonable to expect employers to put in place these same adjustments and accommodations for workers who do not have disabilities, and if th[..]

Stress - Employees bring their skills, aspirations, burdens, and vulnerabilities to work

Stress - Employees bring their skills, aspirations, burdens, and vulnerabilities to work A systematic review of effective workplace interventions for people with common mental health problems (British Occupational Health Research Foundation) has found that these interventions should be cognitive in nature. The evidence found that early psychological interventions comprising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles, to increase activity and coping skills may be effectively delivered in the[..]

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7th November 2018

Today we turn our minds to the many workers and non workers who are suffering from stress and stress related illness such as anxiety and depression. The theme this year is does Hi-tech cause hi stress? Having struggled to get my web cam working on Skype today I can honestly say I feel really frustrated, why is everything I do such hard work??? Al...

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