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Mental Health and your Team

Mental Health and your Team

Mental health is slowing losing its ‘elephant in the room’ status, with conversations and education helping to acknowledge this common health issue. Only this week Mike Hosking chatted on air to Child Forum chief executive Sarah Alexander about early childhood...
FLU – it’s that time of year again!

FLU – it’s that time of year again!

It always feels a bit unfair to get a cold during summer – we tend to think colds, and especially the flu, are for the winter months only. But even though the temperature may be in the high 20s, we need to be thinking now about our vaccinations to help keep...
The Ministry of Social Development – Pilot Scheme

The Ministry of Social Development – Pilot Scheme

Around 90,000 young people aged between 18 and 24 years are not in employment, education or training, and the Ministry of Social Development is working with 18,000 of them. Life Care Consultants was awarded a pilot scheme from the Ministry to take a person 18 to 24...
Fire – it will never happen to me

Fire – it will never happen to me

How many times have we heard of a tragic fire, given the victims our sympathy and thought ‘that would never happen to me’? I wonder how many of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire had thought ‘that would never happen to me’? In New Zealand, in a typical year,...
Resilience and how we can get more of it

Resilience and how we can get more of it

We all know people who crumble when something, which may appear trivial to us, happens to them. It can be tough for them to respond to pressure and the demands of daily life, though we want them to ‘man up’, and to know that things will get better. In short,...
It can happen anywhere

It can happen anywhere

I’ve been in the health and safety business for many years now and have worked with people in some of the toughest environments. Forestry, construction and meatworks, to name just a few, can be pretty dangerous places if adequate safety controls and first aid...