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A weekly digest of issues around well-being
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Neil Thompson’s Tip of the week – Tune in to grief

The idea that ‘grief is the price we pay for love’ is a longstanding one. When we love (a person, a thing, a job or whatever) we make an emotional commitment or investment (‘cathexis’, to use the technical term). When we lose who or what we have invested in we feel the emptiness of the emotional void that has been created by that loss. This can affect us at different levels (physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually) and can have a hugely powerful impact on our lives ...

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Politicians' pursuit of happiness means little when their policies make us unwell

Politicians' pursuit of happiness means little when their policies make us unwell | THE humansolutions BULLETIN | Scoop.it

It may only be a coincidence, of course, that political interest in ideas of happiness has grown as cuts in social care, welfare benefits and healthcare have deepened. In public policy, we have been encouraged to move away from traditional models of illness and deprivation, to broader ones of well-being.

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The #dementiawords we use matter

Dementia is being discussed more and more in the media and everyday life. But, says Philly Hare, the words we all use can affect how people with dementia feel about themselves, and how we all see dementia. Today is the launch of a Call to Action on language and dementia. This call, a joint initiative between Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) and the national Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), is hugely timely - dementia is being discussed more and more regularly. But we know (because people tell us) that the language we use to talk about people with dementia influences how they are viewed, and also how they feel about themselves.

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Women could miss out on economic 'comeback'

The Fawcett Society welcomes the signs that Britain’s economy is improving but questions the extent to which women will reap the benefits. Referring to ‘comeback Britain’ announced by the Chancellor in the 2015 Budget speech .... The Chancellor said the gender pay gap is falling but this is mostly due to a decrease in men’s wages rather than an increase in women’s. Self employed wage statistics are also not included which is worrying as there is a whopping 40% pay gap between self employed women and men.

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Stonewall Workplace Conference

Stonewall Workplace Conference | THE humansolutions BULLETIN | Scoop.it

The annual flagship Stonewall Workplace Conference brings together hundreds of organisations such as Barnardo's, the British Transport Police, EY, the Royal Navy and Vodafone to share the latest innovative thinking. We’re delighted to announce three exceptional keynote speakers – Lord John Browne, Executive Chairman of L1 Energy and author of The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out is Good Business, Benny Higgins, CEO at Tesco Bank and Steve Varley, Chairman and Managing Partner UK & Ireland at EY.

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Arctic sea ice extent hits record low for winter

Arctic sea ice extent hits record low for winter | THE humansolutions BULLETIN | Scoop.it

Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has fallen to the lowest recorded level for the winter season, according to US scientists. The maximum this year was 14.5 million sq km, said the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder. This is the lowest since 1979, when satellite records began. A recent study found that Arctic sea ice had thinned by 65% between 1975 and 2012.

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Last chance to get DVDs at 75% off!

Our offer ends on the 31st, so if you want to take advantage of buying high-quality education and training DVDs, complete with additional training resources at £99 plus VAT each (instead of the usual price of £395 plus VAT each), you will need to get your order to us soon.

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Why are young people scared of disclosing their disability to employers?

Why are young people scared of disclosing their disability to employers? | THE humansolutions BULLETIN | Scoop.it

A survey released to 5 live Breakfast has found that more than three-quarters of disabled students and graduates are afraid to let potential employers know about their disability. It is a classic dilemma for people with disabilities - and it's one I've been facing myself. I'm in my third year of an English degree at King's College London - in fact, it's less than two months until my dissertation is submitted and my undergraduate days come to an end. I've decided on my next step - a career in commercial law - and have already secured two summer vacation schemes at top firms in the hope of obtaining a training contract.

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Better courts?

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Last month’s Better Courts Conference represented a watershed for NEF’s Better Courts Programme. After two years gathering ideas on how to improve the UK’s courts system, we brought 150 experts, practitioners and decision-makers together to review our thoughts and to plan for the future at our first national conference. As this video shows, our audience wrestled with questions of how to protect vulnerable people, reduce crime and increase trust in the system.

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Be tutored online by Neil Thompson!

The Avenue Professional Development Programme has been developed to allow busy practitioners and managers across the people professions to maximise their learning. There are two pathways within the Programme, Silver and Gold. The Silver pathway allows members access to a secure website where they can join in professional discussions under the tutorship of Dr Neil Thompson; have access to a constantly growing library of multimedia learning resources; develop an e-portfolio to record and demonstrate their learning and make use of an online reflective journal. It is not a course in the conventional sense, but, rather, an online learning community to support and facilitate continuous professional development and lifelong learning. The Gold pathway includes all the benefits of the Silver pathway but with the addition of one-to-one e-mentoring with Neil, using email and electronic conferencing facilities.

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UK Budget 2015: What this means for the most vulnerable children

UK Budget 2015: What this means for the most vulnerable children | THE humansolutions BULLETIN | Scoop.it

On CSE Awareness day, it was startling to see no further funding allocated for child sexual exploitation in the Chancellor’s final budget of this Parliament. With the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse now well on its way and child sexual exploitation cases in Rotherham and Oxford unveiling thousands of cases of exploitation we would have expected urgent action from the Government in today’s budget.

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