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The ambulance service is on the verge of "breaking down" because staff are suffering high levels of stress amid long working hours and tight targets, according to a new report. A survey of 1,300 ambulance staff by Unison found that one in five described their work-life balance as "terrible". A…
Mounting pressure on social workers means that many do not have the time or resources to properly protect vulnerable children, a new survey suggests. Three quarters (73 per cent) of the 600 social workers surveyed by Community Care magazine said they struggled to properly protect children at risk, citing escalating…
Are you worried about losing your job? If so, what can you do about it? Firstly, ask yourself if this is a real fear or an unjustified reaction to the current economic climate. Most jobs, in fact, will not disappear and most people will remain in their current employment. You…
Wednesday, 12 Apr, 2006

Are You A Workaholic?

Miles Cooper presents a guide to recognising the signs of workaholism in ourselves and those around us... Does this scenario sound familiar to you? You love your work and are responsible for multiple projects and tasks that continue to be assigned to you or your group. You actually thrive on…
Founder of Just Fight On, Jo Anne Brown, speaks exclusively to Care Appointments about bullying and harassment at work. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds. It’s just a ‘personality clash’. You get better results with ‘strong’ management. Actually, none of these are true but…
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Music Therapists use music and sound to help improve people's emotional wellbeing, relieve stress and improve confidence. As a music therapist, you would not teach music. Instead you would encourage clients to try...

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