Every 15 seconds, 160 workers have a work-related accident. 28th April 2016 The annual World Safety and Health Day promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases, globally. The campaign aims to raise awareness and focus attention on how a health and safety culture can help to reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.
Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s. What is Parkinson’s? The NHS describes Parkinson’s as a condition where part of the brain (substantia nigra) becomes progressively damaged. It is caused by a loss of nerve cells in the substantia nigra, which leads to a reduction in dopamine in the brain. This
The World Health Organisation was set up on April 7th 1948. Every year since 1950, its anniversary is celebrated with ‘World Health Day’- the focus this year is on Diabetes. What is Diabetes? A lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. Of the two types, around 90% of all adults
The NAS describes Autism as a "lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them". Who is affected by Autism? Around 700,000 people in the UK are autistic. When you factor in their families, that makes about 2.8 million people, whose lives are
“The British people will not be dictated to by others”. According to the German Finance Minister, leaving the EU would be ‘poison’ for the UK, European and global economies that would last for years. The Guardians’ first live debate on the EU referendum that took place on the 15th March recorded more cheers for BREXIT
World Down Syndrome Day has been celebrated since 2006, with the aim of encouraging a better understanding of the condition- making people more aware of the rights, dignity and welfare of those who are affected. Down Syndrome is a genetic condition that causes delays in physical and intellectual development. Currently, over 60,000 people in the
Aiming to increase awareness and highlight good practice of the Mental Capacity Act, the new National Mental Capacity Forum has organised the National MCA Action Day for the 15th March this year. As an article from Community Care UK states, The Mental Capacity Act is about ‘treating people as human beings worthy of respect and
Mental Health taskforce report A report has been produced by a taskforce set up by NHS England. Findings show that around three quarters of people with mental health problems receive no help at all. Ministers have agreed that more needs to be done, and have committed an extra £1bn a year by 2020, helping to
Join us this Children's Mental Health Week in helping children grow up with prospects not problems. We are pleased to be supporting Children’s Mental Health Week this week. (8–14 February) Hosted by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, the theme of the week this year is 'building resilience' and teaching children to 'bounce forward' from life's challenges.