Guest blog from Simon Hurley-Smith, Managing Director, Health Matters
Raising money for 'Beating Bowel Cancer'Bowel cancer is the UK's second biggest cause of deaths. Around 1 in 18 people will get bowel cancer and, of the 100 people diagnosed every day, almost half will die of the disease. Yet, in over 90% of cases, bowel cancer could be treated successfully if diagnosed early, which is why raising awareness is so important.
Health Matters has a stellar reputation within the EAP field by providing only the very best of EAP provision, and then ensuring that the service is properly account managed. We hold dear the true values of the EAP which is why as a responsible Intermediary we only recommend EAP Providers that are full members of EAPA (Employee Assistance Professionals Associations) and that meet with a rigorous criteria.
Tackling stress in the workplace is paramount especially for many forward-thinking Human Resources Managers wanting to reduce sickness absence. Many may turn to an array of solutions for the task, however a fully account managed Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) should be high on their list.
Bipolar disorder (also known as bipolar affective disorder, manic-depressive disorder, or manic depression) is a psychiatric diagnosis for a mood disorder. Individuals with bipolar disorder experience episodes of a frenzied state known as mania, typically alternating with episodes of depression.
National Smile Month started yesterday. It is a month long event that runs from 20th May to 20th June organised by the British Dental Association. The event was started in 1973 as National Smile Week but has since grown into National Smile Month.
Hay fever is set to soar this year ! Experts have predicted that the pollen count will rocket until June following a cold March and April.
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Sickness Absence Management or SAM is now more important than ever for employers of all organisations. The way in which an organisation deals with workplace absence will have a huge impact on the business as a whole. With the UK’s absence epidemic costing around £6.