• Cup of coffee balanced next to a river
    Health & Safety

    It’s Not All About The Money

    Students on the NEBOSH Health and Well-Being at Work Certificate will be aware that one of the beliefs underpinning health and well-being is that work is good for both. I thought I would put this notion to the test one Friday afternoon and conduct an ad-hoc survey into the well-being of the workforce after a week at work. The vast majority of the answers fell into the category of ‘you must be kidding’, or words to that effect, so I reflected on why work is good for us and why we do not always recognise that fact.

  • Lady doing a yoga pose next to a river, in the forest
    NEBOSH & Assessments

    You Should be Dancing – Yeah!

    You Should be Dancing – Yeah! While watching an episode of the BBC programme ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ recently I began to reflect on the health and well-being of the participants in this physically demanding show. I was undertaking this reflection while sipping from a small glass of red wine and considering which chocolate from my ‘winter wonderland’ selection would go best with a Merlot. One of the celebrity contestants on the series had recently fainted during rehearsals as a result of exhaustion, one of the professional dancers had failed to make the series owing to a foot injury sustained while practising, and one of the judges was due to have…

  • Lady doing a yoga pose next to a river, in the forest
    NEBOSH & Assessments

    Health and Well-being Awareness

    When you’re not singing anymore As a football supporter based in the West Midlands I have to get used to being depressed every Saturday when the results of my team’s best endeavours are announced on ‘Final Score’.  But I am absolutely sure that the depression that descends at the final whistle is not really the depression covered in Element 5 of the NEBOSH Certificate Management of Health and Well-being at Work. My overall well-being is not significantly affected, I am able to keep the trivia of football in perspective and I do not think for a moment that I am suffering from a mental illness. Such illness, sometimes termed a…