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The latest in our popular series of training guides takes a look at one of ourPre Course Prep most popular 2 day courses. Each guide comes with a strict 300 word limit! Quick facts and key benefits, so you’ve got all you need to know to find the right course for you and your business.

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blackboard shhh Dr Karen McDonnell, CFIOSH, CBiol MIBiol, MIPD, AIEMA looks at how mental illness in the workplace can affect everyday working and what employers can do to ensure enough support and help is offered.

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family2Novelty socks, kitsch ceramic mugs, yet another new pair of slippers – most years, Father’s Day can end up feeling more like Groundhog Day. This year, however, we’d like you to put the cards aside for a moment and instead spare a thought for some of the dads who went off to work one morning and didn’t come home. It’s a sobering thought we know, but there is hope – especially when you consider how many things you can do to ensure that neither you, nor your colleagues, become another statistic…

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Stress 2This week marks the return of the annual European Week for Safety and Health at Work, which this year focuses on the issue of work-related stress. As we have discussed previously, stress and related illnesses are a major problem in workplaces, and are estimated to cost the UK economy a staggering £26 billion pounds each year. With this is mind, we have invited senior lecturer in psychology and ‘stress expert’ Dr Ashley Weinberg to discuss what can be done to help ease the burden on both employers and employees. (more…)

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iStock_000016647461SmallWe’ve all been there. That awkward moment down the pub or at a party when somebody asks what you do for a living. There’s a pause while you stall for time, a bead of sweat forming on your brow while you debate how to respond. In the end you swallow hard and decide to bite the bullet. ‘I work in… Health and safety.’ The imaginary record playing in the corner skips as the room draws its collective breath. And then the jokes begin… (more…)

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Pressure gaugeAs we discussed in the first part of our work related stress series, poor mental health – including stress and anxiety – is a major issue in the workplace, calculated to cost the UK economy £26 billion pounds each year. While stress itself is not an illness, excessive and prolonged stress can lead to serious mental and physical illness. In this second part, we discuss the practical steps you can take to help reduce excessive stress at work, hopefully making your workplace a healthier, happier environment for all. (more…)

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stop workplace bullyingWhile some of you might be keen to reminisce about your own school days – first years’ heads being flushed down the toilet, writing lines in detention and perhaps (for those of you of a certain age) even a sound thrashing from the head teacher – the rest of us are glad to have left the mental and physical torment of school behind to enjoy a bully-free career in the adult world.

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