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Positive Wellbeing Following Redundancy

It's recognised that being made redundant is likely to be in the top ten most stressful events that can happen throughout your life. However it can also be seen as an opportunity for change, a chance to re-evaluate what is important to you. Being a statistic doesn’t help. This is real for you right now.

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Quiz Night on Friday 16th February

We are looking for teams to join us for our Quiz Night on Friday 16th Feb. There is a maximum of 6 people per team. We have some great prizes to be won. It all takes place at The Citizens Club, Lord Street, Redcar.  So buy your tickets today.

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Report reveals 300,000 people lose jobs over mental health each year

From the ITV News website: https://www.itv.com/news/2017-10-26/report-reveals-300-000-people-lose-jobs-over-mental-health-each-year/

Around 300,000 people with a long-term mental health condition lose their jobs each year, a report has revealed.

The Thriving at Work report commissioned by Theresa May, found that the annual cost to the UK economy has been estimated as up to £99 billion.

The independent review - conducted by Paul Farmer, the chief executive of the mental health charity Mind, and Lord Stevenson, the former chairman of HBOS - also found that people with mental health problems are losing their jobs at double the rate of people without such conditions.

Mr Farmer said they found that in many workplaces mental health is still "a taboo subject" and that opportunities to prevent poor mental health are being missed.

He said: "In many instances employers simply don't understand the crucial role they can play, or know where to go for advice and support.

"The human cost of failing to address mental health in the workplace is clear.

"Every employer in the UK has a responsibility to support employees with mental health problems and promote the mental wellbeing of their entire workforce."

Analysis by Deloitte for the review suggests that mental ill health costs employers up to £42 billion every year.

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The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute

The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute is a new organisation backed by Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis. Launching in Spring 2016, the Institute will conduct research and develop policy proposals to improve the lives of those with mental health conditions and financial problems.

Martin has worked closely with debt relief and mental health organisations for many years, and has produced a series of guides to help those with debt and mental health problems. The latest guide is available on the Money Saving Expert site.

After the sale of Money Saving Expert in 2012, Martin pledged to give £10m (now £20m) to charity and the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute is to be one of the major recipients of this charitable giving.