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  • Individual completing a puzzle book
    Guidance

    Forming healthy habits to increase productivity and resilience

    Source: DeltaV Partners

    Habits are routine behaviours done on a regular basis which are integral to our ability to function. Learn how you can manage your habits and form healthy ones while working from home.

  • Healthy salad in a bowl
    Guidance

    Building your immune system while working from home

    Source: DeltaV Partners

    The need for a strong immune system is clear. When out of sync and unbalanced, we will struggle to fight off infection and disease. Find out how you can support your immune system with essential vitamins and minerals.

  • Same sex couple reading to their child on the sofa
    Guidance

    Caring for family and friends during times of crisis

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Connection with other people is incredibly important, and evidence shows that our physical and mental health can suffer without social support. Here is some information to consider while caring for your loved ones during COVID-19.  

  • Man reading book on his sofa
    Guidance

    Managing your wellbeing if you’re self-isolating due to COVID-19

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Human beings are social animals and isolation for extended periods of time can naturally cause us to feel anxious or low. Here are some tips to help you stay well should you need to self-isolate.

  • Woman in hijab partaking in an online meeting
    Guidance

    Managing remote teams during COVID-19

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, you might already have had team members working from home, or this might have been a completely new experience for you and your team. Here are some tips to help you manage your team remotely.

  • Woman on phone
    Guidance

    Managing your wellbeing during COVID-19

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    COVID-19 has brought with it confusing and worrying times, and many of us are finding maintaining our emotional wellness a challenge. Here are a few ways that you can manage your wellbeing during uncertain times.

  • person doing blood prick test
    Guidance

    What is diabetes?

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders in which a person has abnormally high blood sugar, either because their pancreas does not produce enough insulin or because these cells do not respond to the insulin that the body produces.

  • Young woman reading to an older lady smiling
    Guidance

    What is osteoarthritis?

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Osteoarthritis is a long-term condition that causes joints to become painful and stiff. It’s the most common type of arthritis in the UK, affecting over 8.75 million people. Find out more about the condition.

  • Older couple sitting on a bench laughing
    Guidance

    What is heart failure?

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Heart failure refers to the condition when the heart is unable to pump blood around the body as well as it should. This can lead to oxygen deprivation to the rest of the body, and abnormal back pressure developing within blood vessels of the body, causing a number of problems.

  • Older couple sat at a coffee shop laughing
    Guidance

    What is coronary heart disease?

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    It’s estimated that over seven million people in the UK have a diagnosis of coronary heart disease (CHD), with more men than women affected. Learn about the risk factors, symptoms and treatments associated with this condition. 

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    Information

    Long term medical conditions or a terminal illness

    If you require support over a longer period of time, our physical grants are available for a wide range of concerns.

  • Pat Mackay
    Guidance

    The reality of living with terminal cancer

    Pat (Patricia) Mackey was an inaugural member of North York General Hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council. Following her cancer reoccurrence in the winter of 2013 and while receiving care at the Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care, she generously shared her time, candid thoughts and observations, on video, of what it is like to live with a terminal cancer diagnosis.

  • Caring for someone with terminal cancer
    Guidance

    Caring for someone with terminal cancer

    Ciaran Devane, Macmillan Cancer Support’s CEO from 2007 until 2014, talks about his experience of caring for his partner with terminal cancer. He describes the emotions he and his partner went through and the support they received from Macmillan.

  • Beginners guide to getting back in shape
    Guidance

    Beginner's guide to getting back in shape

    Getting back into shape after not exercising for a long time can be daunting. In this eHow video Martin Egwuagu shares some tips on small steps we can take everyday to get back into shape using the analogy – ‘inch by inch is a sinch, yard by yard is hard’. ...

  • Way to support loved one with cancer
    Guidance

    Ways to support a loved one with cancer

    Drawing from her own experience with cancer, Ilonka Meier shares six simple ways to support loved ones and friends with cancer.  

  • Hidden costs of cancer
    Guidance

    The hidden costs of cancer and where to find help

    Anthony was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in June 2014. In this video, he talks not only about the money worries and financial difficulties he faced due to cancer, but also of the huge support and advice which Macmillan Cancer Support was able to give.

  • Caring for someone with dementia
    Guidance

    Five things to know when caring for someone with dementia

    Learn about the five things to avoid when caring for people with dementia.