Work Safe and Well Blog

The work safe and well blog features up to date news and advice on current industry practices, our services and wellbeing news from around the world
Building Resilience through Peer Support

Building Resilience through Peer Support

The World Health Organisation are asking us to mark #WorldMentalHealthDay by focussing on building mental resilience in our young people. They estimate that half of all mental ill-health starts before the age  of 14, and suicide is the second leading cause of death...

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We Shall Overcome this Tricky Period

We Shall Overcome this Tricky Period

Work Safe and Well are proud to be supporting our local 'We Shall Overcome' event on Friday 12th October supporting the local foodbanks and the 'Tricky Period' charity tackling period poverty by enabling women and girls to access free sanitary products via the library...

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Save Lives by Taking a Minute to Talk About Suicide

Save Lives by Taking a Minute to Talk About Suicide

World Suicide Prevention Day- Change the Conversation to Save Lives On World Suicide Prevention Day (#WSPD2018), let's commit to changing the conversation on suicide to save lives. By changing how we descibe suicide, we can help remove stigma and help those bereaved...

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Let’s Move for Better Business

Let’s Move for Better Business

Listening to the radio on the school run, I heard an advert from Public Health England (@PHE) as part of their Change4Life campaign talking about Obesity as the second biggest cause of Cancer. This is an entirely preventable health epidemic that can be dealt with by...

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Creativity is Therapy

Creativity is Therapy

Listening to the radio this morning, I was moved by the story of Stewart Hill, a former soldier who was critically injured in Afghanistan in 2009. With a life-changing brain injury, he found art and writing poetry as therapy during his recovery, and, in the process,...

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Active Leadership Pays Rewards

Active Leadership Pays Rewards

It's official- Active Leadership really does pay rewards! We at worksafeandwell love to share good news about organisations achieving great things in their leadership and management of employee wellbeing. We are really proud to share the success of  the 1610 team that...

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12 Days of Wellness, Day 12: Moving Forward Together

12 Days of Wellness, Day 12: Moving Forward Together

As our blog series comes to an end we wanted to thank all of our followers for sharing this journey, and look forward to moving forward together to improve workplace wellbeing in 2018. As we like to encourage reflection and development, we are using today's blog to...

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12 Days of Wellness, Day 11: Beat the Bulge!

12 Days of Wellness, Day 11: Beat the Bulge!

On Day 11 of the 12 days of wellness blog we wanted to share more simple ways to bring more movement into our working lives and beat that Christmas bulge from overindulgence and our increasingly sedentary lifestyles. This figure shows there are many ways that sport...

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12 Days of Wellness, Day 10: Get the Balance Right

12 Days of Wellness, Day 10: Get the Balance Right

As the 12 days of Wellness blog series comes to an end we at worksafeandwell would like to go into the festive break thinking about work-life balance, and getting this right to improve our wellbeing. When one area of our life gets more hectic or difficult it can often...

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12 Days of Wellness Day 9: The Magic of Sleep

12 Days of Wellness Day 9: The Magic of Sleep

As we like to practice what we preach here at worksafeandwell, today's blog is short and sweet, as it is way past our bedtime as we write this post and we know how important a good night's sleep is for our wellbeing. We found a great article written for World Sleep...

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