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30 August 2018

Are you letting your phone ruin your life?

Researchers in Canada have shown that mobile phone use is making us distracted, distant and drained. Diminishing our intellect and the quality of our personal relationships and putting our mental health at risk. We’ve now become so addicted to our smart phones, unlocking them an average of six to seven times an hour (that’s 80 times a day), that just having your phone in sight, even if it’s switched off, is enough to diminish cognitive capacity such as memory, empathy, reasoning and decision-making skills. If you’ve got to the point where you’re phone is controlling you, instead of you being in control of it, here are three ways to enjoy the benefits of having a smart phone, without it ruining your life…

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21 January 2016
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Five predictions for mental health in the workplace

Rising levels of psychological impact from sleep-deprivation, increased techno-stress and the awareness of CBT’s limitations are just some of the mental health trends we are predicting for 2016.

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05 January 2016
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Wellbeing for flexible workers

For many employees flexible working arrangements are a dream come true. However, a change of scene can have some serious repercussions for our health..

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10 December 2015
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Flexible working: let workers switch off over Christmas

How many of us will really switch off this Christmas (and that means turning off the smartphone, not just taking time out at home) ?

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25 November 2015
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Smart drugs at work – legal highs or just strong coffee?

‘Smart drugs’ are creeping onto the agenda for HR. In October the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) made a record haul worth £200,000 and highlighted the growth in internet…

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