Mental Health Awareness Week: Half Of Employees Have Never Been Asked About Stress, Anxiety Or Depression By A Manager

You may readily discuss your bad back with your boss, but when was the last time you discussed your mental health? Half of all employees have never been asked about stress, depression or anxiety in a 1-2-1 with their manager, a study has found. This is despite more than three quarters (76%) of business leaders…

Kathryn Parsons, Co-Founder Of Decoded On Her Email Ban And Why Tech Will Solve Our Digital Addictions

As co-founder of Decoded, Kathryn Parsons’ working day is inundated with tech, which was why it came as a shock when she openly admitted to coming off email. Her multi-award winning company, founded in March 2011, went from a London start-up to the infamous place to learn to code in just one day. As business…

‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ Star Brendan O’Carroll Donates Christmas Dinner To 2,700 Families

Christmas is usually a pretty good time for Brendan O’Carroll, whose annual ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ festive specials are regularly one of the most-watched shows on TV – but he’s now done something to make sure plenty of others have a better time too. The actor and his wife Jennifer Gibney have donated Christmas dinners to…

LEGO-Based Therapy: How Colourful Bricks Are Helping Kids With Autism Improve Their Social Skills

Playing with LEGO can be more than just a way to prevent boredom, for some children it has the power to boost their social skills and build self-esteem. LEGO-based therapy is a social development programme for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or related social communication difficulties.  Debi Richmond’s 10-year-old son Adam, who has High Functioning Asperger’s Syndrome, improved…

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