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Prevention Not Parachutes

Parachutes a wonderful invention Leonardo da Vinci conceived the idea of the parachute in his writings. Frenchman Louis-Sebastien Lenormand fashioned a kind of parachute out of two umbrellas and jumped from a tree in 1783. It was, however, André-Jacques Garnerin who was the first to design and test parachutes capable of slowing a man’s fall…

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Those Footy Emotions are hard to control

I had the recent pleasure of being asked on BBC Radio Berkshire to talk about why people get angry at football matches. The presenter Sarah Walker said that she finds herself unable to keep calm at the match that her children are playing in, and ends up shouting and getting angry with the team and…

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Are we measuring wellbeing the right way?

A new wellbeing has been index suggested…are we measuring the right areas? Clue…we don’t think so What’s new? As revealed this week Carnegie UK have released a comprehensive report that analyses the government’s current driver for wellbeing and suggests it changes. They are suggesting that the government is too focused on GDP as a key…

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Reflective Practice – What is it? Do you need it?

Having a mental health and safety policy, mental health first aiders in the workplace, and even an employee helpline can all help pick people up when they are falling down. What if you want support staff before they get into trouble? Here we profile just one of the ways Calm People helps its clients stay…

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