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January 14, 2022

The Ouch Middaymile!

When I started working at Ouch three years ago, I had never heard of a midday mile! I suffered from anxiety and found doing new things a challenge. I wanted to understand why we went out every day for a lunchtime walk at Ouch. After having a chat in the office with the team, about [...]

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December 16, 2021

Could volunteering help improve our wellbeing?

With Boris Johnson’s recent plea for volunteers to assist with the Covid 19 booster program, never have volunteers been so crucial to local communities and society as a whole. But why do so many people choose to freely give up their hard-earned rest time without any financial benefit? To answer this, I will use my [...]

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December 1, 2021

The importance of looking after your health and wellbeing after new COVID guidance is announced

With the new Government guidance in place following the emergence of the Omicron variant in the UK, its again a time of concern for many of us. While more information is gathered, targeted measures have been introduced from 30/11/2021 as a precaution to slow down the spread of the virus. New measures announced in response [...]

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November 3, 2021

Stress Awareness Day – 3rd November 2021

“I need somebody – HELP” There are times in everyone’s life when we feel under pressure. But almost everyone I talk to now seems to be overwhelmed with work, struggling for staff, or worried about their lack of customers. Whatever the reason whether it be home, or work-related many of us are feeling stressed. Feeling [...]

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August 17, 2021

Stress and its effect on performance

The Olympics are over, the medals have been won and lost, leaving us all with vivid memories of both triumphs and disasters. My most lasting memory of Tokyo 2020 will be the brave and commendable actions of gymnastics' superstar Simone Biles. As you know, Simone withdrew from multiple events, citing that she needed to take [...]

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