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The Construction Industry’s Silent Crisis

In Health and Wellness, Industry News, Mental Health by Rebekah Bree

The construction industry is sick. This is evidenced by the fact that a quarter of its workers considered suicide last year. This shocking revelation highlights how a silent crisis existed even before the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to figures published by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), 26% of construction workers thought about taking their own lives …

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The Impact Of COVID-19 On Cancer Patients

In Industry News by Rebekah Bree

My colleague Paul Howell recently wrote an excellent post about prostate cancer mortality rates, specifically how they are predicted to fall by nearly 10% this year. This is very welcome news, although no one really knows the true impact of COVID-19 on patients waiting for treatment. Indeed, Cancer Research UK says we are now in “unchartered waters for delivering cancer …

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Thousands Of ‘At Risk’ Patients Avoiding Hospitals Amid Covid19 Pandemic

In Healthcare, Industry News, Insurance by Rebekah Bree

Thousands of people are going to suffer unduly or die because they are not seeking medical attention for non-COVID-19 related conditions and symptoms. That’s the stark warning to come from charities and medical organisations as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Cancer charities in particular have expressed their concern as patients – some of whom are in the middle of treatment – …

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MHFA England Launches ‘My Whole Self’ Campaign To Encourage People To Be Themselves At Work

In Business, Health and Wellness, Mental Health by Rebekah Bree

Employers up and down the country are being targeted in a new campaign by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England to encourage people to be themselves in the workplace. The campaign’s digital centrepiece, the My Whole Self toolkit, is designed to help unlock employee productivity by supporting employers to promote authenticity and acceptance in the workplace. By bringing their ‘whole …

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Health-Conscious Brits Spend £2,500 Annually On Health & Fitness

In Health and Wellness, Individual, Industry News by Rebekah Bree

People in Britain spend an average of £211 per month on health and fitness, new research shows, a reality that highlights just how seriously many individuals are taking their wellbeing. According to the study by Vitality and American Express, Brits are now spending more than £2,500 a year on health and fitness, which includes things like supplements, healthy foods, sportswear …

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5 Tips To Improve Your Heart Health

In Industry News by Rebekah Bree

According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), there are more than 7.4 million people living with a heart or circulatory disease in the UK. That’s around twice as many as are living with cancer and Alzheimer’s disease combined. Furthermore, every year more than a quarter (27%) of all deaths in the UK are caused by heart and circulatory diseases – …

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Supporting Women’s Health In The Workplace

In Health and Wellness, Individual, Industry News by Rebekah Bree

The obvious reality is that health requirements of women and men are different, yet this is something that’s been (for far too long) overlooked in the workplace. As a result, many women have switched employers, moved to part-time hours, turned down promotion opportunities or retired early – all of which cause businesses to lose valuable talent. But attitudes about women’s …