Gerald Whitehouse is an Occupational Hygienist with 22 years experience of working with employers of all sizes, to help them look after their workforce's well-being This expertise covers both health and safety issues, such as DSE and HR issues such as mental health. Gerald has written and commissioned content for a range of online training courses in these areas. Gerald has trained thousands of computer users to work without discomfort at their desks and has trained hundreds of people to be DSE Assessors. Your can contact Gerald on +44 (0) 1822 819 786 or gerald@hub-4.co.uk

How to reduce the impact of poor mental health in your office.

The answer: sign up to the new Mental Health at Work Commitment https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/commitment/ This comes from a LinkedIN Post from BITC. (business in the Community) YouGov survey data from more than 4,000 UK employees informed BITC’s recent Mental Health at Work 2019 report: Time to Take Ownership in partnership with Mercer Marsh Benefits and BITC’s Wellbeing Leadership Team. The…

How to sleep well

National Stress Awareness Day: A bad night’s sleep ‘can raise stress levels by a third’ Sleep is an important part of functioning well in day to day life and is a key player in levels of productivity. A recent report published in the Metro offers the following advice: Give yourself a bedtime – and stick…

IOSH reports on MHFA courses

MHFA is not perfect is my summing up of the Report carried out by the University of Nottingham into the effectiveness of MHFA Read the IOSH summary here: https://www.iosh.co.uk/News/Research-exposes-significant-issues-with-workplace-Mental-Health-First-Aid-implementation.aspx    Principal investigator Professor Avril Drummond, from the School of Health Sciences at The University of Nottingham, said:  “We found examples of excellent practice in rolling out…

Managing Back pain

Your back is stronger than you think. Click here to watch a two minute video from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy to see the best way forward with a poor back To read the full article full of hints and tips, go to: https://loom.ly/ZCWBWog Where you can see 10 things you need to know about…

Mental health: Why it’s not about new year, new you, but new year, new view

My thanks to Helen Honeyman FCIPD, Head of Policy, Product & Governance . Board member of Dundee & Angus college who posted about the following on LinkedIn. The Independent has  good long article entitled as above and is a good read. Read it here: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/mental-health-depression-anxiety-new-year-resolutions-advice-a8142476.html?amp