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    What is menopause?

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    Menopause refers to the point at which a woman’s periods stop and she can no longer get pregnant naturally. This occurs because the ovaries stop producing eggs and, as a result, levels of the hormones they produce fall. Although menopause is not an illness and is an entirely natural part of a woman’s ageing, it can cause problems emotionally, mentally and physically.

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    The LGBTQIA+ terms every good ally should know

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    Here’s our guide to helping you understand sexuality and gender words.

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    How to be an LGBTQIA+ ally

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    If you really care about your workplace being a truly inclusive place you have the ability to effect change – as an ally. 

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    The three outdoor wellness trends you need to know

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    Spending time outside is good for both body and mind. Here are three new ways to get your nature fix.

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    Are you suffering from freedom fatigue?

    As the UK opens up after lockdown, many of us are reporting feeling more exhausted than ever. Here’s what might be happening – and how to deal with it.

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    How to come out at work

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    Advice to help you talk to colleagues about your sexual orientation or gender identity.

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    Nine warning signs that a colleague may be experiencing domestic abuse

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    The signs can be less obvious that you might think – but knowing what to look for could save a colleague’s life.

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    Support for children and young people

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    There are many reasons why you might want a bit of extra help. Things might be worrying you at home or at school, or you may need help and advice with your own relationship. This content has been created for a young person who is experiencing problems.

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    Supporting my child’s mental health

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    Understanding your child’s mental health can feel daunting, but you are not alone. Whether you are looking for information and guidance or professional support, we are here to help.

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    Understanding education and work

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    Being a young person can be a confusing time with lots of decisions you will have to start making. Whether that’s choosing what to study at school, further education, apprenticeships or gaining a job.

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    Understanding burnout

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    Many of us use the term burnout to describe feeling fed-up or stressed. But burnout goes well beyond that, and at its most severe can cause us to feel unable to respond to even the most basic of tasks. Anyone can reach burnout but there are steps that you can take to avoid it all together.

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    Coping with loneliness

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    Loneliness is something everyone has experienced at some point. Even people who generally prefer their own company can feel cut-off after a period of time without being in touch with friends, colleagues and neighbours.

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    What is online therapy?

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    Online self-guided therapy is growing in popularity due to both its effectiveness and ease of access. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approaches can help you to learn new coping skills and empower you to make choices enabling you to move forward with your life. Learn about the support available from the Retail Trust.

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    Loneliness and older people

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    According to Age UK, more than one million people over the age of 75 say they regularly go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member. A lack of contact with others can, over time, cause someone to feel low, demotivated, or even depressed and yet there is support available.

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    Coping with irritable bowel syndrome

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    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects about one in five UK adults but embarrassment can stop people from seeking help for this very common problem. Learn why it’s important to get the right advice and support from your doctor so that you can better manage this chronic condition.

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    Spot the signs of human trafficking

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    Human trafficking is happening all around us, the victims of which are often hidden away. It is possible that you may encounter individuals or situations of concern as part of your role. Learn how to spot the signs of trafficking and how you can support the individual.

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    Menopause

    Source: Turning Point

    Looking after your health and wellbeing is about looking after the whole of you. We are working with Turning Point to offer access to online information and advice along with evidence-based structured interventions on a range of wellbeing topics covering mind, body and behaviour.

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    Managing a critical incident – make a referral

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    You and your management team will play a key role in supporting colleagues not only directly after an incident, but in the days, weeks and possibly months that follow. If you would like to arrange support for your team as a result of an incident, this article will take you through the process.

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    Retail Trust counselling services – self-referral

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    If you would like to arrange short-term counselling with the Retail Trust, this article will take you through the process. Once you submit your referral form, one of our team will be in touch.