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Guest Post: Tackling the weight of Covid-19 business distress on mental health
26th October 2021
The economic disruption from the coronavirus pandemic had an unprecedented effect on the balance sheet of businesses and individuals alike by eradicating income streams overnight. Business owners must take stock of their financial position and prioritise mental health to protect themselves, their businesses, and employees. Keith Tully explores how company directors can access essential Covid-19 business support to remedy financial distress and the blurring lines between financial wellbeing and mental health.
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Guest post: Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace – Looking beyond the buzzwords 22nd September 2021 Inclusion and diversity strategies should be commonplace in corporate environments across all sectors, including private, public, and voluntary. In this guest post, Paul Williamson explains why employers need to do more to eradicate barriers that are in the way of building progressive, diverse and inclusive workspaces in their fight for social change. Read article
How is AI transforming public spaces? 31st August 2021 Artificial intelligence (AI) is anticipated to be one of the most game-changing technologies upon its widespread adoption. Alice Palmer investigates how technology, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality have transformed certain aspects of daily life in the UK, including public spaces and governance. Read article
Guest post: Adapting for survival - Is the British High Street in need of rescue? 18th August 2021 The rise in e-commerce is shifting consumer behaviour from the high street, to online. As vacancy rates spiral out of control and the demise of Debenhams and Arcadia Group fuels the population of shuttered shops on the high street, David Tattersall questions if its time to send in the cavalry. Read article
Guest post: Taking the greener route to secure sustainability in the workplace 21st July 2021 Corporate sustainability is no longer just a buzzword or a temporary trend. The business community must unite to fight the climate change crisis and create landmark strides to achieve global carbon emission targets. Ahead of the Institute of Government & Public Policy Climate Change 2021 event: Meeting the Challenges of Net Zero Carbon, Jon Munnery of UK Liquidators shares his view on engineering sustainability in the workplace by taking a greener approach. Read article
Guest post: Sustainability - The greatest challenge of the construction industry 14th July 2021 Ahead of the Institute of Government & Public Policy Sustainability in Construction conference in August, Dr David Tann explores the impact of his personal carbon footprint, plus lessons and learnings for the construction industry. Read article
Guest post: Why the modern university sector needs to make fundraising a priority 7th July 2021 Fundraising isn't just for research-intensive, prestigious universities with global brands. Colin McCallum, Strategic Partner at Cairney & Company, explores the value of fundraising to the modern university sector. Read article
One year after BLM, ethnic minority young people are still worried about how racism will affect their life chances, new survey finds 25th June 2021 Although all young people are worried about the impact of Covid-19 on their health and future employment opportunities, a new survey conducted by the Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG) found that Black, Asian and Mixed ethnicity young people aged 16-24 also rate racial discrimination and poverty as their biggest concerns. Read article
Tackling student loneliness during remote education delivery 17th June 2021 As the pandemic hurtles unprecedented challenges at universities, the mental health of students remains of paramount importance. Addressing Covid-19 disruption to the Higher Education sector, Keith Tully of Real Business Rescue, discusses how tackling student loneliness can contribute towards your long-term success. Read article
Report shows 70% of secondary school students admit to future career fear 10th June 2021 The Careers after Covid report published by Launch Your Career, has revealed that 70% of secondary school students do not know or are unsure about what they want to do for a career when they leave school. Read about the report findings and what they mean for education in schools. Read article
Guest post: The two areas that the SEND Review cannot afford to forget 2nd June 2021 The SEND reforms in 2014 were the right reforms, but the implementation has fallen far short of the ambition. The 2021 SEND Review provides an opportunity to accelerate progress towards effective SEND provision and an inclusive education system, Professor Adam Boddison explains. Read article
Summer of Literacy to support children and young people in building skills and resilience for the next school year 20th May 2021 Children need help to catch up on school days lost to the pandemic - especially those children and young people who are disadvantaged or who are experiencing SEND. Learn how AfA's Summer of Literacy is working to support children and young people in preparing for the next school year. Read article
How to keep children active and learning after lockdown 4th May 2021 Justine Goode, Year 4 teacher and PE lead suggests how schools can build movement into learning to restore children’s mental and physical well-being after lockdown. Read article

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