E-learning courses for only £1 each! Hurry – offer ends soon!

The following courses by Neil Thompson are now available for just £1 each, but you will have to be quick. The offer closes on Friday 5th February. Once enrolled you will have lifetime access to the course materials. To purchase a place on any of the courses, you will need to click the relevant special link:

Time and Workload Management

https://www.udemy.com/time-and-workload-management/…

Dealing with Stress

https://www.udemy.com/dealing-with-stress/…

Managing Stress (for managers)

https://www.udemy.com/managing-stress/…

Emotional Competence: Developing Emotional Intelligence and Resilience

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Neil Thompson’s Lessons for Living – Count your blessings

Consumerist messages are all around us: buy, spend, consume. Underpinning these is the powerful message that success in life is defined by your spending power. But it’s more than that; there is a strong message too that we should be constantly striving for more: spending more, which means earning more, constantly wanting more. We should never be satisfied with what we have got, because that will mean we will desire less and therefore spend less. This sort of materialism is ...

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Short home care visits ‘plague system’

Unacceptably short 15-minute home care visits to elderly and disabled people are still plaguing the care system in England, a report suggests. Research by Unison found “distressing” cases of care being compromised after surveying councils and care workers. Councils are not meant to schedule 15-minute visits for personal care, like help with washing, dressing or eating. But the union said its findings showed many were still doing just that despite repeated calls for longer visits.

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Working for better mental health – Results from a survey of employees

One in every eight UK employees– some 4 million people – are working with a mental health condition … we take a moment to look at some of the numbers around mental health and work, and the provision of workplace support to help people to stay in their jobs. In 2014 NatCen and The Work Foundation undertook a large survey for the Department for Work and Pensions on employee health and wellbeing. This was to update and expand upon a ...

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Ted talks – ‘If I should have a daughter…’

“If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she’s gonna call me Point B … ” began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis — from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York’s Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. — and gives two breathtaking performances of “B” and ...

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