Rowena Wood: How managers can use coaching to help employees transition back to work

This last year has been without precedent. Everyone from health care professionals and government officials to individuals have made massive efforts to help us return to normal life as summer approaches. There has been a momentous paradigm shift as society has pulled together under the ‘new normal’ to bring us to where we are now. But that’s just it. Where are we now?

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Companies need to change how they engage with people with disabilities: here’s how

There are more than eight million working age disabled people in the UK. Yet only 54% of them are in employment compared with 82% of non-disabled people. “A lot of UK businesses don’t realise that people with disabilities can bring a lot of value to their organisation,” commented Pippa Stacey, Communications Consultant for Astriid, a charity that helps people with long-term health conditions find employment.

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Mental Health First Aid launches courses to support staff mental wellbeing

A recent article by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) shed light on the staggering effects of the pandemic on mental wellbeing. In general, 60% of adults have said that their mental health has deteriorated due to the stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic, according to a study by Mind. Young people have been especially hard hit, with 46% saying that their mental health was poor during the lockdown. In light of this, everyone can benefit from a little extra training when it comes…

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How to find work after a health condition leaves you long-term unemployed

Looking for any job can be daunting, especially if you have been long-term unemployed for a while due to a health condition. Mistreatment in previous work, lack of understanding or simply not using your skills can knock confidence and make the whole process seem difficult. If your health condition has majorly impacted the type of work you can do, perhaps you are…

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