Blog Archive 2021

Blog Archive 2021

Workplace Christmas Parties
As we are now in December it is likely that most Christmas parties are planned and paid for and employees will be feeling excited about the normality of celebrating the end of the term with colleagues and friends...more

Vaccines, Staffing and Management
As of the 11th November 2021, all care home workers, and anyone entering a care home, will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless exempt under the regulations...more

National Workplace Remembrance Day
The 12th December 2021 marks ‘National Workplace Remembrance Day’, this awareness day is a time to remember those who have lost their lives at work, whatever their job...more

16 Days of Action & Domestic Abuse
The 25th November marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Action against Domestic Violence spanning from the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to Human Rights day on the 10th December...more

International Men's Day & Supporting Each Other
Today is ‘International Men’s Day’, with the intention of celebrating the positive value men bring to the world, also it is a day for promoting positive male role models and men’s mental health & wellbeing. This year’s theme is, “Better relations between men and women”...more

How can Managers Mitigate the Risk of Bullying in the Workplace?
This week (15th – 19th November) is Anti-Bullying Week, and the theme for this year is ‘One Kind Word’. Therefore, PACT HR want to raise awareness on how managers can mitigate the risk of bullying in the workplace and encourage a more positive work culture...more

Tackling Stress & Supporting Colleagues in the Workplace
This week is ‘International Stress Awareness Week’ (1st – 5th November 2021), with the intention of raising awareness around best practice on preventing stress. This week PACT HR takes a look at stress in the workplace...more

World Menopause Day & What you Need to Know
The 18th October is World Menopause Day, an annual campaign to raise awareness around the realities of female health...more

The Importance of Work Life Balance
This week sees the return of ‘National Work Life Week’, running between from the 11th to 15th October, an annual campaign to encourage employers and employees to create a dialogue about well-being at work and work-life balance...more

How Happiness at Work can Help us Reach our Full Potential
This year, ‘International Week of Happiness at Work’ week will run between the 20th – 26th September 2021, where we will look at how work life and happiness come together. We spend much of our lives at work, and how we spend that time has significant effects on our mental wellbeing...more

Mindfulness Meditation - It's not all About Sitting Still!
The 21st May 2021 is World Meditation Day; we are all being encouraged to try meditation for ourselves to aid in supporting combatting anxiety, reducing stress, reducing distractions and much more...more

Why Mental Health First Aid Training is Important for Line Managers
As part of our in-house training and development of the PACT HR team, we recently offered a number of colleagues the opportunity to qualify as Mental Health First Aiders. Kate Davies manages the Prospects Online team and has shared here her thoughts on the training and the benefits for her personally and in the workplace...more

Raising Awareness of Mental Health
Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week this year ran between the 3rd – 9th May. Intended to talk about mental health issues before, during, and after pregnancy. It is imperative to raise professional and public awareness of perinatal mental health problems, alerting attitudes, and helping support families access important the information, knowledge, care, and support that they need...more

Mental Health & the Pandemic - One Year On
Running between 10 – 16th May is this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Run annually by the Mental Health Foundation, this year’s theme is ‘Nature’...more

Health & Safety at Work Day
In the UK, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the independent regulator providing support, advice and guidance on all things health and safety related, including statistics specific to Health and Safety in the education sector...more

The Importance of a Stress Risk Assessment
April 2021 is Stress Awareness Month, with the aim of increasing public awareness around the causes and cures for our modern day stress epidemic...more

International Day of Happiness
On the 20th March 2021 we celebrate “International Day of Happiness” thanks to the work done by the United Nations to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. The goal of the movement is to spread awareness that wellbeing and human happiness is just as much a priority as economic opportunity...more

International Women's Day
The 8th March 2021 is International Women’s Day, join us as we celebrate and look at the contributions that women make towards the workplace, and how we can get all get involved in marking this important awareness day...more

The Importance of Immediate Support when Someone is in Crisis in the Work Place
Just like our physical health we all have a need to look after and maintain our Mental Health. 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health issue in any given year...more

National Sickie Day & Employers
The 1st February 2021 is National Sickie Day, falling on the first Monday of February every year. It is the one day a year that employees are most inclined to phone in sick for work...more

Paws for Thought - How our pets Support our Wellbeing
This January is Walk your Dog Month, where we highlight and celebrate the effects that dog walking has on promoting our wellbeing and mental health. Especially when we are spending more time at home, being able to venture out safely and get some exercise for our canine friends and ourselves is significantly beneficial...more

Veganuary, Employment, the Work Place and Supporting Employees
The 1st January 2021 marked the beginning of Veganuary, the month-long challenge that encourages meat-eaters to stick to a plant based diet. With over 400,000 participants last year, and this year it is set to be the best year yet, Veganism is clearly on the rise...more

Supporting an Employee with Alcohol Abuse Issues
As we move into the New Year many of us will be reflecting on how our lives have changed over past months under the pandemic. Even with the rollout of the vaccine it looks like we’ll be living under challenging circumstances for some time...more

Alchol & Lockdown - What's this Dry January all About?
This January is Dry January, brought to you by the charity Alcohol Change UK. Over the course of the month, you're challenged to 31-days of going booze free; join Nicola Coward, PACT HR Senior HR Business Partner as she explores the many benefits of Dry January and how to support those in the workplace suffering from alcohol abuse...more