Wellbeing Hub

Mindful Moves: Elevate your day with simple mindfulness exercises

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Embarking on the journey of an apprenticeship is a great way to kickstart your career – but navigating the stressful word of learning and working comes with its fair share of challenges. You are not just employees, but students too, and maintaining your wellbeing is key to your success. Let’s explore some fun and effective

Financial wellbeing – building for the future

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What is Financial Wellbeing? Good financial wellbeing means being in control of your finances, both now and in the future. It’s about how much your financial situation and money choices provide you with security and freedom of choice. In other words, it’s about knowing that you can pay the bills today, deal with unexpected events,

How do training providers support apprentice wellbeing?

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Good mental health and wellbeing is paramount. For training providers, it has enormous benefits in terms of keeping apprentices focused and engaged, and staying on programme to complete their apprenticeship. With every provider developing their own initiatives, there’s limited visibility of what this support looks like across apprenticeships. We asked 46 apprenticeship training providers what

How to spot if your wellbeing is deteriorating during your apprenticeship

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With apprenticeships lasting at least a year, and for some standards several years, it’s a significant part of your life. You’ll be balancing learning, work and life during your on-programme stage, and towards the later stages you have the extra responsibility of preparing for your assessment. The pressure to perform well can feel a lot,

Free mental wellbeing service for apprentices

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The Mental Health Support Service (MHSS) is a free, confidential and non-clinical service delivered by Maximus, and funded by the Department for Work and Pensions. The aim of the service is to:  1. Help you become better equipped at managing your mental wellbeing (understand what your triggers are, and what coping strategies you need to

How to get what you want: Advocating for yourself at work

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Self-advocacy is a very important skill, and one that could help you progress far at work. It means representing yourself, your views or interests. This might mean communicating your needs, standing up for yourself, or doing what is required to make sure your needs are met.  Most of us will have to advocate for ourselves

Living on an apprentice wage

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Living on an apprentice wage can be difficult. We’ve pulled together this advice to help you navigate through your apprenticeship on a low income. Check you’re on the right wage  The current National Minimum Wage for apprentices is £4.81 per hour (as of April 2022), but many employers pay more than this. This rate applies

Apprentices: Know your rights

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Apprentices have employment rights, just like any other employee. This article answers some of the main questions apprentices have about their rights and the support that’s available. Need further support? See our Helplines and Resources.  Some information is kindly provided by the National Apprenticeship Service and is correct at time of publishing.Contains public sector information

5 desk stretches to relieve tension at work

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Credit and thanks to Calmer, who kindly gave us permission to share this article. If you’re a disabled person looking to get active, you’ll find useful info here: https://getyourselfactive.org/   If you’re among the population of workers who spend most of the workday sitting at a desk, it’s likely you’ll experience tension and discomfort from time

Employers: Creating an inclusive workplace

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Why create an inclusive workplace? An inclusive workplace supports all apprentices and staff to be themselves and perform their best. If you view wellbeing as an investment, you’ll see returns in terms of happiness, productivity, loyalty, and retention of good staff. When it comes to mental ill-health, the business case for inclusion is clear. According

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