Supporting the Selfie Generation

Supporting the Selfie Generation

Mental Health Awareness, October 2017 - Brought to you by Medigold Health in Partnership with WSM Alarming figures from the NHS shows that the number of teenagers and young adults  being admitted to hospital with mental health-related conditions has soared by 42% in the last 18 months. Experts suggest that these figures reflect a generation under constant pressure from 24/7 social media access fuelling insecurities, bullying and unrealistic expectations.  Our October Mental Health Awareness newsletter gives advice and guidance on how you can support the young people in your life. Download your copy below.Read more
AbleMed Health joins the Medigold Health family

AbleMed Health joins the Medigold Health family

Medigold Health acquires Scottish based healthcare provider, AbleMed Health. Scottish based Occupational Health provider, AbleMed Health, has recently been acquired by Medigold Health, the UK’s leading independent Occupational Health and Wellbeing organisation. Over the past five years, Medigold Health has been implementing a carefully planned growth strategy. A key part of this strategy is to identify areas in which Medigold Health can enhance its business either geographically or operationally through sensible, strategic acquisitions. The successful acquisition of AbleMed Health opens up a great new opportunity for Medigold Health to significantly increase its Scottish footprint,…Read more
7 reasons to ignore National Work-Life Week…

7 reasons to ignore National Work-Life Week…

To celebrate National Work-Life Week our Specialty Registrar in Occupational Medicine, Dr Paul McGovern, has suggested 7 reasons you might want to ignore it. 1) You want to be less efficient at work Humans have a finite ability to focus, limited stamina and a worsening of performance when they don't take enough rest. Use these features to your advantage by spending as much time as possible at work, well in excess of your contracted hours. The benefits add up with even more time - as you get progressively more exhausted you'll become less…Read more
Supercharge your resilience

Supercharge your resilience

Dr Momeda Deen Medigold Health, Consultant Occupational Physician (BSc, DDS, MBBS, MFOM) "Resilience allows individuals to bounce back from the challenges of life and to endure and flourish in their work and home environment." When attempting to identify those who may struggle to cope with life’s challenges, research suggests that looking at personality traits is more reliable than assessing single measures of resilience or stress. In the world of medicine, assessments of general practitioners showed strong correlations between personality traits and resilience. Four personality traits, in particular, have a strong influence on an…Read more
Mental Health Awareness – August 2017

Mental Health Awareness – August 2017

Antidepressants have certainly helped people and saved many lives. However, they are also over-prescribed, the first and often only resort of the busy healthcare professional to deal with the bewildered person sitting in front of them.  Crucially, they treat symptoms, not causes, meaning that sufferers may never properly confront what has made them unwell in the first place – a vital step in order to achieve sustainable recovery. In this month's newsletter, we look at alternative methods of looking after yourself or a friend when facing depression.Read more
Tips for staying healthy whilst at work and pregnant

Tips for staying healthy whilst at work and pregnant

By Melanie Stradling, Senior Occupational Health Adviser South Whilst pregnancy is most certainly not an illness, your growing “bump” needs to be taken care of. Whether you are unlucky, enough to face daily doses of morning sickness or you are blooming and about to start your maternity leave, enjoying work whilst pregnant is key for your overall well-being. Here are a few quick tips to help you: Tip 1 Keep water at your desk. Keeping hydrated , is something everyone should do, but pregnancy makes the need for proper hydration even more important.…Read more
Battle the Bulge – July 2017 Newsletter

Battle the Bulge – July 2017 Newsletter

Stomach bulge, beer belly, muffin top, spare tyre, belly fat… Whatever you call it, pesky belly fat is not only annoying from a vanity perspective, too much of it can lead to a whole host of health risks including Type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure. In this month’s newsletter our team of wellbeing experts provide some useful advice on the dangers of belly fat, how to measure it and tips on shifting it. Read and download July's edition below.Read more
The Generation Game

The Generation Game

On Thursday the 20th July, we hosted our second roundtable discussion event at the iconic Gherkin building. These events are designed to generate insightful discussions on current topics within the Occupational Health sector. This year we had the pleasure of hearing from guest speaker Dr. Justin Varney of Public Health England, who shared his insights on the impact the rapidly ageing population and dramatic shift in workplace demographics, is having on employers in the UK.  It was an insightful day, and our guests were provided with a wealth of practical, strategic initiatives to improve the…Read more