Wellbeing

Education, GDP and life expectancy slump sees Scottish well being fall

September 11, 2017

Falling education standards, poor economic performance and low life expectancy have seen Scotland slump to 20th place in a global table of wellbeing. The Index of Social and Economic Wellbeing ranked Switzerland, Norway and the USA as the top performing countries out of the 32 considered in the report. This fall was due to a […]

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Wellbeing: six words that help to understand what it means

September 11, 2017

Six indicators have been developed to make explicit what is important for students in their wellbeing and learning. JCT wellbeing team leader, Betty McLaughlin, a former president of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, says the indicators provide a common language, essential to providing a shared vision of wellbeing. She says it will make it easier […]

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New wellbeing campaign to help our police

September 11, 2017

Police in Cornwall and Devon are raising awareness about personal wellbeing in a new campaign. The force’s Peer Support Network is delivering goodies such as fruit, cereal bars, water and sweets to 33 police stations across the region. It is to encourage frontline colleagues to take meal breaks and look after their wellbeing. The 24-hour […]

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Children’s mental health: it’s time to put wellbeing on the curriculum

September 11, 2017

It’s no secret that low-level disruption, burnout, anxiety, absence and mental health problems affecting staff and pupils alike are on the rise. A 2016 Education Support Partnership (ESP) survey suggested 84% of teachers have suffered from mental health problems at some point over the last two years. A 2017 report by the Children’s Commissioner for England also […]

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Could a ‘wellbeing’ bra help you stay calm?

July 26, 2017

Whether it’s for training, dancing, dating or simply slobbing around the house, there’s a bra for every occasion. While all bras have the same primary purpose, to offer support, they also have something else in common. A feeling of relief to the wearer when taken off. But, if a new bra hitting the market is […]

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What is your stressed skin trying to tell you?

July 26, 2017

When Sarah Kugelman was in her early 30s, she was severely stressed. Her high-powered job in the beauty industry in Columbus, Ohio, meant she was working long hours, travelling regularly – and neglecting her health. She went on to suffer from various infections and illnesses, but not before she noticed an effect on her looks. […]

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‘It shouldn’t be happening to anyone’: Many dementia cases can be prevented

July 26, 2017

In retrospect, the signs made sense. Doug Young loved cars, so much so that he spent his weekends restoring them. Fixing up a car might take Doug a couple of weekends, but he had been working on the latest car for several years without any progress. He was also coming home with dings on the […]

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The women who don’t know they’re autistic

July 26, 2017

Let’s call her Sophie. The description we’ll give could be that of any woman who is on the autistic spectrum without knowing it. Because they’re intelligent and used to compensating for communication impediments they may not be consciously aware of, these women slip through the cracks of our still-too-inefficient diagnostic procedures. Studies reveal one woman […]

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