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    Understanding stress and why it’s important to address it early

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    One common myth surrounding stress is that it’s an illness. Unchecked, sustained stress of any kind can cause us to develop mental and physical health problems which is why it’s so important to address stress before it overwhelms you.

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    A guide to alcohol consumption

    Source: Drinkaware

    Drinkaware has compiled a straightforward guide to clarify some of the terms and recommendations that are associated with drinking alcohol.

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    Coping with traumatic events

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    A traumatic event is defined as any incident which causes someone to suffer physical, emotional or psychological harm. Whether it happens to you directly, or you witness a traumatic event, the effects can be long-lasting without the right kind of support.

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    Dealing with the end of your relationship

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    Whether you’re the person who has initiated the breakup and has decided to leave, or you’re the one who hasn’t had a say in the matter, the end of a significant relationship can be a heart breaking and life-changing experience. 

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    Working through problems in your relationship

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    If you’re struggling with issues in your relationship and feel that you’ve exhausted all avenues to resolve them on your own, you might benefit from external advice and support which can help couples to explore their problems and strengthen their bond.

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    Ten tips for a diverse and inclusive workplace

    Source: IGD

    Research and training charity IGD worked in partnership with MBS and PwC to understand diversity in the consumer goods industry. The research identified ten practical steps you can take for a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

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    Managing violence in stores

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    There will be times during our careers when we’re required to deal with an unhappy or aggressive customer. On occasion these interactions will result in violence against you or one of your colleagues. Learn how you can manage the risks.

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    Understanding common responses to an incident

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    A critical incident can be any situation in which you experience either a threat to your own life or physical safety, or have been affected by the death or injury of another. Learn about the common responses you may go through.

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    Managing stress

    2020-06-29T09:20:00Z

    If you are facing stress at work, you are not alone. This page offers some guidance on managing stress. You may also want to consider speaking with someone outside of the situation.

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    Managing anxiety in testing times

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    The events of 2020 have for many people been a turning point in their lives, joining people around the world as a collective for the first time in generations. For some, this change brings feelings of anxiety. If you are feeling anxious, we have collated some resources to support you.

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    Talking to your children about race and diversity

    This short animation explains how you can have an open and honest conversation with your children about race and diversity.

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    Meditation to improve your wellbeing

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    Meditation has been practised for thousands of years and is centred on training those who apply it to build their awareness and get a healthy sense of perspective.

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    Your unanswered questions

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    Redundancy is a complex area and can leave us feeling confused. We have responded to some of your unanswered questions to help point you in the right direction and feel more in control of your situation.  

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    Understanding panic attacks

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    Although panic attacks themselves aren’t life-threatening, they are very scary and can have a significant effect on quality of life. Getting support is important because treatments are available and can really help.

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    Understanding panic disorder

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    Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder which affects about 2% of UK adults. It causes panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of terror when there is no real danger.

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    Progressive muscle relaxation

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    Progressive muscle relaxation, or PMR, is an easy way to find calm in an otherwise busy day. It’s simple to do, takes only 20 minutes, and can make a huge difference to your wellbeing.

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    Guided imagery for wellbeing

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    Guided imagery is a practice whereby you use all of your five senses to calm your mind and body. Benefits include the fact that it’s easy to do and can help you to maintain wellness whatever else might be happening.

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    Yoga to manage your wellbeing

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    Yoga comprises of a series of movements and postures designed to increase strength and flexibility, with an emphasis on breathing control. Learn how you can practice yoga to improve your wellbeing.

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    Pilates to improve your wellbeing

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    Pilates was created in the 1920s to help treat injured soldiers returning from WW1. Pilates offers those practicing it a range of benefits such as improving body strength and alleviating aches and pains.

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    Breathing for relaxation

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    Deep breathing is one of the best and easiest ways to reduce stress. It can be done anywhere, anytime, and is easy to learn.