Category: Tips and Advice

Five things you need to know about Coronavirus

Myths around the risks of coronavirus in the UK are doing the rounds. We put the facts straight. Face masks aren’t that useful. You might be starting to see people wearing them in the UK, but there is limited evidence that they work. That’s because they are generally too loose, don’t cover the eyes and can’t be worn for long periods. Face...

What are the current health concerns regarding Wuhan novel coronavirus for the UK?

Wuhan novel coronavirus and avian flu is a new strain of coronavirus first classified in Wuhan City, China. The pneumonia outbreak was initially reported in Wuhan City, central China’s Hubei Province, in December 2019 and experts have attributed the outbreak to a novel coronavirus that has since spread across China and abroad. The source of the outbreak has yet to...

Red January 2020

Hello Everyone I’m taking part in the RED January 2020 from 1/1/2020 to 31/1/2020 to raise money for Mind and I’d really appreciate your support. Donating to my JustGiving page is easy – just follow this link and click Donate: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emma-woodhouse123 JustGiving sends your donation straight to Mind so it’s a quick and safe way to donate. Thank you Merry...

Merry Christmas 2019!

Every year, Emma dresses up as an elf and volunteers for Blist Hill museum. She sees many children hoping to make a good impression with Santa! Christmas brings its own challenges, but how many of those classic health and safety issues we all hear about every year are true? Inspired by and using the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) festive...

How to help someone with SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder

What is seasonal affective disorder? It is more than the “winter blues” or a general feeling of sadness — it’s a major depressive disorder brought about by the lengthening periods of darkness. It causes lethargy, low energy, difficulty waking up in the mornings and decreased concentration. It’s an issue that can have drastic effects on productivity in the winter months....