Mental Health Awareness Week 2024: Cancer and Mental Health

Being diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most difficult situations that anyone has to face. It can cause great fear and worry and can affect every aspect of your life, including the ability to work. Various studies reveal that between 20-30% of cancer patients

Long Covid Work Support Service Case Study

Recognising the struggle Richard, a 44-year-old man, living with his wife and four children, was working as a component design engineer when in April 2022 he contracted COVID-19. Initially he only experienced minor symptoms which he described as a ‘heavy cold’ and went back to life

World Mental Health Day 2023

This Tuesday, 10th October is World Mental Health Day, a day to raise awareness of mental health. This year's theme is 'mental health is a universal human right.'  In recent times, indeed pre-pandemic, employers have been taking up the mantle of raising awareness and have been

An Occupational Therapist’s perspective on Wellbeing at Work

This is part two of a two-part series written by W2W Clinical Health Coaches Dr. Anuska Randolph-Stephens and Kaylie Behan, to read part one, click here.     Work and wellbeing:   How many times do we hear people describe how they are feeling by using the word ‘wellbeing’? Wellbeing

A Health Psychologists’ perspective on Wellbeing at Work

This is part one of of a two-part series written by W2W Clinical Health Coaches Dr Anuska Randolph-Stephens and Kaylie Behan to read part 2, click here.   Wellbeing can be defined as ‘the state of feeling healthy and happy’ (Cambridge Dictionary, 2023). But what does this

Cervical Cancer Awareness – Prevention & Screening

By Dr Anuska Randolph-Stephens, Chartered Health Psychologist & W2W Health Coach   Previously, we shared some writing on cervical screening for Cervical Screening Awareness Week, where we shared myths and facts about screening as well as why screening is important. We wanted to use this piece of

Putting Anxiety Awareness into Action   

This Mental Health Awareness Week, the Mental Health Foundation, is putting a focus on anxiety. Anxiety is a very normal emotion that everyone experiences. It can range from mild worries and concerns to mental ill health.  We all need a bit of anxiety to trigger

Migraines and work

It is estimated that 1 in 7 people are effected by migraine in the UK and that 43 million days are lost each year from work and education.  It also appears to be more common in women than in men. Under the Equality Act 2010,



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