Inside Housing – Insight – The pandemic and mental health: what are the next steps for building a wellness strategy?

Inside Housing - Insight - The pandemic and mental health: what are the next steps for building a wellness strategy?

Sponsored by HomeLINK A discussion hosted by Inside Housing, in association with HomeLINK, explores the lessons learned over the past year and how they should guide wellness strategies moving forward. Illustration by Neil Webb Sharelines Research by @MindCharity found 1 in 3 social housing residents experience mental health issues. An @InsideHousing roundtable explores the lessons learned … Read more

Leeds mum made redundant in pandemic launches sustainable kids clothing brand at White Rose

Maria Masud launched the Kool Kiddos kiosk at White Rose Shopping Centre on Saturday, after the success of her online store which launched earlier this year. The brand sells colourful clothing for children aged 5-10 with slogans around sustainability and saving the planet. Her second collection, Hoodify, will market children aged 12-15. Sign up to … Read more

Superintendent of schools weighs in on key education findings amid the pandemic

A group of first-graders line up in front of the main entrance at Oasis Charter Public School in Salinas, Calif., on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Teachers and students nationwide returned to classrooms for in-person instruction just weeks before the end of the academic year.  For the 2021-2022 school year most schools will proceed with full in-person learning and are bracing for an uncertain future of learning. Results of a recent survey, done by the tech company Instructure, identified six key trends of … Read more

The Pandemic: Public Health and Politics

Chicago, IL, June 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SBB Research Group has released new results from its series of national surveys on the personal, economic and societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Throughout the pandemic, SBB Research Group has conducted over ten thousand surveys of individuals across the country. The researchers … Read more

This Flipkart seller started a dry fruits brand during the pandemic and is looking to clock Rs 10 Cr revenue this year

Chitra Vyas, a seller with Flipkart, is a techie-turned-entrepreneur. After completing her MTech in Electronics, she worked with Infosys for a while before starting up on her own. Hailing from Bikaner, she moved to Hyderabad after her wedding. Her husband comes from a family of entrepreneurs and Chitra felt the itch to start her own … Read more

Insurers lose High Court challenge over business insurance COVID pandemic payouts

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Australia’s insurance industry has lost the latest battle in an ongoing “war of attrition” between insurers and businesses that want compensation for COVID losses. Key points: The insurance industry has been denying small business claims for payouts for COVID losses It lost a test case into the issue last year It was seeking to challenge that … Read more

Report Links Pivotal Role of Student Agency, Entrepreneurship Education in Promoting Student Success During Pandemic and in Life

BARRINGTON, Ill., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Uncharted Learning, a national nonprofit committed to helping students develop resilience and problem-solving skills through entrepreneurship, today published a report that explores the connection between youth enterprise programs, purposeful learning, empowered students and engaged educators. “Learning with a Purpose: Student Agency and the Joy of Teaching and Learning” investigates how entrepreneurship … Read more

‘Unprecedented’ rise in nurses needing mental health support since pandemic began

22 June 2021, 07:40 The number of nurses seeking support has grown since the start of the Covid crisis. Picture: LBC The world’s largest nursing union has told LBC it’s seen an “unprecedented” rise in the number of nurses needing mental health support since the pandemic began. Figures seen exclusively by LBC show 60% more … Read more

Irish fashion boutiques in a pandemic: Nicki Hoyne on running a luxury fashion brand online

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In the second of a three-part series looking at Irish fashion boutique owners and the impact of the pandemic, we chat with Nicki Hoyne about launching a new collection in the midst of such global chaos. Running a business is no easy feat, whatever the circumstances. From finances to staffing to rent, there’s a lot … Read more

More money for special ed after pandemic year

More money for special ed after pandemic year

Credit: Nicole Mays from Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)File photo Serving close to 200,000 students with a wide range of disabilities and needs, New Jersey’s special education system is getting a lot of new attention — and likely funding — from Trenton. They come as the Murphy administration and the Legislature look to expand services and capacity in … Read more

The Pandemic Is Waning. The Children’s Mental Health Crisis Is Not.

The Pandemic Is Waning. The Children’s Mental Health Crisis Is Not.

Text size Dreamstime Are you feeling tired, anxious, sad, lonely, frustrated, or depressed—perhaps more than usual right now? If this sounds like you, you are not alone; many U.S.-based adults are feeling some mental strain as we enter month 16 of the coronavirus pandemic. But it is not just the grown-ups. This also describes how … Read more

Cigna Survey Confirms Mental Health Services and Support Critical to Global Pandemic Recovery

Markets with higher COVID-19 vaccination rates report better outlook on health and well-being Mental health seen as most important influence of whole person health, virtual mental health consultations increased 89 percent since beginning of pandemic Employees expect more from employers, including mental health support and workplace flexibility HONG KONG, June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Cigna International … Read more

Americans Hoarded ‘Mattress Money’ to Survive During Pandemic

Remember all the toilet paper people hoarded at the start of the pandemic? Turns out they hoarded cash and other easy money, too, and for the same reason: survival instincts. Check out this chart, which shows how Americans reacted financially to the Covid-19 pandemic. They took money out of time deposits, such as certificates of … Read more

Covid-19 Relief Measures for Employees: Employees’ State Insurance Corporation Announces Scheme amidst the Raging Pandemic

Covid-19 Relief Measures for Employees: Employees’ State Insurance Corporation Announces Scheme amidst the Raging Pandemic

In an important move, against the backdrop of a nationwide health crisis emanating from COVID-19 outbreak, the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), by way of circular dated 3 June 2021, has announced the ESIC COVID-19 Relief Scheme (Scheme) for the beneficiaries of the insured persons, in the instance the insured person died as a result … Read more

How to save on car insurance during the coronavirus pandemic

How to save on car insurance during the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 has changed the way Americans drive. That leads to savings opportunities on auto insurance. (iStock) Safety experts made an interesting observation about auto vehicle accidents – they declined in the early stage of the coronavirus pandemic, as government lockdowns were more restrictive and fewer cars were on the road. This helped many drivers save … Read more

Juneau Education Leaders OK Credits Change Amid Pandemic | Alaska News

Juneau Education Leaders OK Credits Change Amid Pandemic | Alaska News

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Graduating seniors in Juneau will be allowed to earn half a credit less than prior graduating classes under a change adopted this week that was billed as a way to acknowledge the impact the pandemic has had on learning. Under the change adopted by the Juneau School District Board of Education, … Read more

Nurses Pandemic PTSD Coping Skills/Healthcare Worker Mental

Nurses Pandemic PTSD Coping Skills/Healthcare Worker Mental

Santa Clarita, United States, June 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Passionate Care has released a new report to offer aid to healthcare workers dealing with the stress and anxiety caused by the current global pandemic. It details that many workers in the healthcare industry are suffering from post-pandemic PTSD and depression. More information can be … Read more

COVID-19: Health Secretary Matt Hancock Health secretary to face questions from MPs on government’s pandemic response | Politics News

COVID-19: Health Secretary Matt Hancock Health secretary to face questions from MPs on government's pandemic response | Politics News

The health secretary is set to face questions from MPs about his role in the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Matt Hancock will field questions from MPs on the Science and Technology and Health and Social Care committees from 9.30am. He is likely to face tough questions on things like coronavirus testing, test and … Read more

Frontline health staff warn of perfect storm of fatigue and ‘pandemic’ of non-Covid patients

Northern Ireland’s hospitals remain under intense pressure even as the number of coronavirus patients drops to record lows Conor McCarthy, an assistant radiographer at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast and a branch secretary with the trade union Unison, was speaking to the News Letter amid unprecedented pressure on hospitals. The number of coronavirus patients … Read more