Month: November 2014

Alcohol Awareness Week: raise the bar

Posted on 21 November 2014 by Tina Abbott

Has Alcohol Awareness Week made you think about your drinking? Why not do something about it and challenge your colleagues or another team to take on the two alcohol-free days a week challenge, perhaps for a month? The loser buys the coffee. But whatever you do, think about the two alcohol-free days; remember the benefit
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Alcohol Awareness Week: alcohol and wellbeing?

Posted on 20 November 2014 by Tina Abbott

Many people believe that alcohol helps them to feel good. Unfortunately, the realities of a hangover, difficulties at home (including in the bedroom) or at work, or a conviction for driving under the influence show that very often this is far from the case. But plenty of non-alcohol related activities are known to boost how
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Self-Care Awareness Week: developing Resilience

Posted on 19 November 2014 by Tina Abbott

By Hilary Green, Sessional Staff Counsellor I recently did some research on resilience for our staff counselling workshop, ‘Building Your Resilience’, and want to share something that I found particularly useful. I came across the website of the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA asked a group of top psychologists to take a look at
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Alcohol Awareness Week: sobering thoughts

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Tina Abbott

People who work are more likely to drink alcohol than unemployed people. Did you expect that? It is a common perception that young people are responsible for the increasing cost of alcohol misuse, but a report by Alcohol Concern shows that in reality this is not the case. It is the employed, middle-aged and often
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