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How to make remote working, work!

22Apr 17

When Professor Robert Kelly’s daughter marched into his office during a high-profile video interview with the BBC, nobody could have predicted the world-wide coverage this event would be afforded (if you haven’t seen the footage, you can view it here: http://bit.ly/2nR2wd5). Heated debate has ensued around his handling of the situation and the initial reports …

Emotionally healthy families are happy families

12Apr 17

By Nick Haisman-Smith of Family Links, a charity dedicated to empowering children, parents, families, schools and workplaces to be emotionally healthy  For us here at Family Links, happiness doesn’t mean we have to be happy all the time or be forever free from difficult feelings, such a goal is impossible. Rather it means aiming to …

Depression doesn’t stop when you go to work

07Apr 17

As the WHO launches their campaign ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’ we are featuring one man’s account of dealing with depression whilst pursuing a career as a writer. He brings to light many important issues around mental health in the workplace and what employers can do to create a culture of acceptance and support by putting mental …

Employee wellbeing, the Nordic way

30Mar 17

This week, Norway was announced as the happiest country in the world, nudging long-reigning Denmark into second place. A quick scan down the rest of the list reveals that other Nordic countries including Finland, Iceland and Sweden can all be found within the top 10. For the first time in its history, The World Happiness …

Fathers and the fight for flexible working

17Mar 17

The challenges inherent in pursuing a career whilst caring for children seem to be overwhelmingly attributed to women; from press coverage to policy development, the focus tends to be on the mother’s struggle to find balance. It may be true that women are still taking the lion’s share of childcare responsibility, but traditional patterns of …