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top tips to help improve your mental wellbeing

Top tips to help you improve your mental wellbeing

Mental wellbeing is described by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as “the state in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” Our mental wellbeing can change at anytime. Here are some […] Read More

What not to say to a deaf person

Things not to say to a deaf person

“You don’t look deaf” “Can you hear me now?” “It doesn’t matter” These are just some of the things deaf people hear on a regular basis. From presuming their lack of hearing means they cannot speak, to receiving an instant apology when people have dared to say “Are you listening?”… There are certain things that […] Read More

Overcoming mental health struggles

Overcoming mental health struggles

As Mental Health Awareness Week draws to an end, we finish the week with a story from Kirsty, an Employment Advisor in Plymouth, on how after being diagnosed with depression, she is now thriving.   I was originally diagnosed with depression in 2007 after losing my job due to a car accident. I was struggling […] Read More

Supporting colleagues with narcolepsy, computer tablet showing narcolepsy as a word and heartbeat line, stethoscope alongside tablet

What is narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder affecting around 1 in 2,500 people and has a huge effect on an individual’s sleep patterns. They may feel weak, drowsy and fall asleep at unwanted times, any time during the day whether at work, home, eating, in conversation or carrying out an activity. What are the main symptoms? Symptoms may […] Read More

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Five things you need to know about diabetes

There are over 4.5 million* people in the UK with diabetes. Worryingly, an estimated 1.1 million* of these people have the condition, but don’t know it. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a common life-long health condition where the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood is too high. This is the result of the body’s inability […] Read More

Things not to say to a blind person

Things not to say to a blind person

“You don’t look blind” “What’s the point in getting your hair styled?” “Oh, you have an actual job?” These are just some of the things blind and partially sighted people hear on a regular basis. From presuming their lack of sight means they have other superhero (a la Daredevil) powers, to receiving an instant apology […] Read More