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  • early years leader playing with child

    Enabling early years to express their emotions

    10 June 2020 By Catherine Chell from Learn Well

    As we think about returning to school and welcoming back a sense of normality , it’s worth taking some time to think about the very different experiences the children in your care will have had during lockdown and the types of emotions they may be struggling to process.

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  • man washing hands in sink

    The importance of washing your hands

    10 June 2020 By Kelly Snee - Category Buyer of Cleaning at YPO

    70% of all infections are caused by contaminated hands, so it’s no surprise that the single most important piece of health advice given by experts to help stay safe is to wash your hands correctly, as often as possible with soap and water, throughout the day.

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  • woman isolated in house looking out of window

    Managing mental health through Covid-19

    20 May 2020 By Charlotte Kennett - Category Buyer for HR Services at YPO

    Many of us are struggling with our mental health more than ever during the current pandemic however this is not something you should be hard on yourself about. We are out of routine; we are stuck at home and most importantly we are trying to keep our families safe.

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  • man working in home office

    Top tips for working from home from the ICT team

    06 May 2020 By the ICT Team at YPO

    Our ICT team have come together to provide a top tips video series to support you whilst adjusting to working from home. Whether it be making the most of the technology you're using or general guidance surrounding how best to adjust to your new working life.

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  • Sean, YPO

    Starting a new role virtually

    29 April 2020 By Sean Cantrill - Further Competition Coordinator at YPO

    Starting a new job or role can be an intimidating process for some especially during the unprecedented situation we are all currently living in. I am going to discuss my recent experience in starting a new role virtually at YPO, in the hope that it can increase the confidence of anyone who might be feeling anxious about the process.

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  • man working at kitchen table

    How to effectively work from home

    17 April 2020 By Emily Hatfield - Digital Marketing Apprentice at YPO

    As many of us are beginning to adjust to working from home, we've compiled 5 top tips to help you stay productive, keep calm and manage your time. Share these with your staff, workforce, friends and family so together we can support one another!

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  • children meditating in gymnasium

    Meditation and mindfulness for children

    23 January 2020 By Suzanne Shenderey - Hypnotherapist and mindfulness teacher

    Mindfulness allows children to cultivate a greater awareness of others, the world and themselves. All children need to learn how to pay attention, focus and concentrate, listen and learn and to be wise in relationships with themselves (their thoughts and emotions) and others.

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  • elderly woman in room with painting and window

    Relieving the symptoms of dementia through design

    06 January 2020 By Emma Quinn - Furniture and Design Project Manager at YPO

    Dementia is an umbrella term for many different diseases that affect the mind. Because of this, people with Dementia can suffer from a variety of different symptoms and side effects. Little changes in their environment can relieve the pressures of daily life in the long term for all kinds of people with Dementia.

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  • colourful books on bookshelf

    How reading can boost your mental health

    19 December 2019 By Sam Watling - Project Manager at YPO

    Statistics say that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year and in readiness of ‘Time to Talk Day’, I have been looking into how reading can boost your mental health; a practice referred to as bibliotherapy.

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  • young child washing hands

    Celebrating Global Handwashing Day 2019

    14 October 2019 By Jonathan Carr- Assistant Category Buyer, Cleaning and Hygiene

    The 15 October is an opportunity to come up with creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands and make it fun. Celebrate Global Handwashing Day by engaging people, especially little ones, into a lifetime habit of washing their hands.

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