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World Health Day

World Health Day 2017 Friday 7th April 2017 is World Health Day, an event is organised by the World Health Organisation which focuses on the importance of our health. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’ – focusing…

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Self-care at Christmas

What is self-care? Self-care involves taking actions to look after your physical or mental health. It becomes particularly important to maintain good self-care around busy times like the festive period, when our lives can sometimes become hectic or feel unmanageable. It can…

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National Stress Awareness Day: 2nd November 2016

Wednesday 2nd November is National Stress Awareness Day. What is stress? Experiencing ‘stress’ usually refers to having a negative response to a challenging situation or to demands being placed upon us. Stress impacts us all differently – some excel under pressure, whilst…

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World Mental Health Day

Happy World Mental Health Day! The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is psychological first aid for all. Psychological first aid (PFA) describes a humane, supportive response to someone who is suffering and may…

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Celebrating 30 years of Concern Group

This is a very special year for us, as it marks the 30th anniversary of Concern Group! On Friday we celebrated the Group’s achievements at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, with a ceremony which included the presentation of our Employee Awards. Speakers included…

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Spotlight: Work Life Balance

This month, we’re focussing on the importance of  a healthy Work Life Balance. What is Work Life Balance? Having a healthy work-life balance isn’t about spending equal amounts of time at home and at work.  It’s more about feeling you are…

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Spotlight: Anxiety Awareness

This month, we’re turning our attention to anxiety to raise awareness and provide information about an issue that affects many of us. What is anxiety? Anxiety is a normal feeling which we all experience from time to time in stressful or…

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Men’s Health Week: 13th – 19th June 2016

This week is Men’s Health Week – this year, the theme is stress. Looking after your mental and emotional wellbeing is just as important as taking care of your physical health. Recognising that you need some support is not a sign…

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