Autism At Work- National Autism Week

Autism at Work

World Autism Awareness Week This week’s blog is thanks to Vanda Latchford.  Vanda is a Job Coach at the National Autistic Society. In this blog she talks about autism and work, the current landscape. She also provides her five tips for an autism-friendly workplace. Autism at Work I am very proud to be part of the National Autistic Society. I deliver the Autism at Work programme sponsored by the Bloomfield Trust. My work as a job coach is inspired daily…

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Moving together alone

Moving Together Alone

On the importance of exercise in times of isolation and social distancing: Moving Together Alone  ‘We must be still and still moving’, TS Eliot, East Coker, Four Quartets Firstly, we should start with the fact that whether you were active physically or not before this strange time we are living in, exercise does not fill the same function in our lives during the COVID-19 outbreak. So if after running to work and getting home late, you were too knackered to…

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Five Ways to Wellbeing and Coronavirus

Five Ways to Wellbeing during Coronavirus restrictions

Five Ways to Wellbeing The Five Ways to Wellbeing are widely known and recognised in the UK. They were developed by the New Economics Foundation in 2009. The underpinning concept is that wellbeing is comprised of two main elements: feeling good and functioning well. The Five Ways to Wellbeing are evidence-based public mental health messages. They aim to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the UK population. The Five Ways to Wellbeing are: If you want to know more…

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Inclusive Language creates belonging

7 ways Inclusive Language creates belonging at work

The hot topic of Inclusive Language Recently inclusive language seems to be a hot topic and one that many organisations are asking me to deliver workshops in this area. Particularly for senior leadership teams.  Why is this so important and why does language matter so much?  Creating a culture of inclusion etiquette Inclusion etiquette refers to respectful communication and interaction with people who may not have the same characteristics as someone else.  The principles of inclusion etiquette rely on common…

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Sexual Abuse at work

Calling out sexual abuse at work: your rights

Sexual abuse and sexual violence Awareness Week This week is sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week. An annual awareness raising week in February where organisations in the UK campaign against sexual abuse and violence. The week aims to generate discussion among the general public, statutory bodies and the third sector about how sexual abuse and violence is not ok. The aim is to empower survivor and victims to send out a clear message that the UK collectively will be…

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