Announcement

Ocaid News

The RM OCAID Group is to announce that as of the 15th April 2019, Dr Carolyn Yeoman is now working as an Associate Director for Wellbeing for the Group and this change will not affect any current clients nor business.

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The OCAID Group courses officially approved by IIRSM

Ocaid News

The OCAID Group is proud to announce that all our courses are as of January 2019 officially approved by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM). This approval took place after a very successful launch of Corporate Partnership with IIRSM in September 2018. About  IISRM IIRSM is the Risk Institute for industry organisations and those that provide products and services to them. It offers practical education, training, advice, networking…

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Read the Agenda for change article from the Health & Safety at Work Magazine

Thoughts

Everyone has a strategy on mental health and wellbeing, but how many can say it’s working? Our panel says it’s time to press ‘reset’. Elaine Knutt reports. Photos by Ed Tyler Mental Health Awareness Week in May served chiefly as a reminder of just how much mental health awareness there is. News and social media feeds are full of first-person testimonies, survey results and well-meaning advice; workplace posters offer “bikes…

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Dr Carolyn Yeoman at Safety & Health Expo: “Companies must start to manage wellbeing like they manage safety”

Thoughts

Organisations need to assess the risk for wellbeing in the same manner as they currently assess the risk to safety, according to Dr Carolyn Yeoman, Operations Director at OCAID Wellbeing. Speaking at the Safety & Health Expo, Dr Yeoman said firms need to “demystify stress” and instead take an approach to wellbeing “that we know already works for safety”. “Stress is to wellbeing what accidents are to safety,” said Dr…

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Top 5 Tips For Organisations To Take Well-Being Beyond The Fruit Bowl

Thoughts

In the SMP #018 podcast with Carolyn and Sonni Gopal discuss how Organisations can address and improve well-being at work to take it “beyond the fruit bowl”. But, what does that mean? Carolyn and Sonni put forward 5 tips that can be easily incorporated within the existing management systems framework (based upon the Plan-Do-Check-Act approach).  There is nothing fancy here but really practical advice based upon expertise but more importantly, an…

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Identifying and Tackling Stress in the Workplace: The OCAID Group announces the availability of StressFactor

Ocaid News, Thoughts

Scale of the issue Latest figures (published October 2018) indicate that stress, anxiety and depression related absenteeism equates on average to 25.8 days per employee per year, 11.6% of a full time equivalent.  Professional occupations were the area that was the most badly affected. Given that the UK is already well down the list of nations for employee output this potentially avoidable loss has significant impact on employees, organisations and…

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The IQ Academy Podcast from ‘Lunch and Learn’ Webinar with Dr Carolyn Yeoman

Thoughts

Wellbeing is an overused term which means all things to all people and it tends to be ill-defined and misunderstood. It’s often the ‘soft and fluffy’ side of wellbeing which is the focus of interventions and whilst such interventions are beneficial to individuals, they’re unlikely to result in long-term sustainable organisational effects. Organisations need to address wellbeing in the same way as they address safety, by identifying and eliminating the…

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Wellbeing at Work ‘Lunch and Learn’ Webinar from IQ Academy

Ocaid News

The importance of wellbeing at work and its relationship to safety, leadership and engagement will be the focus of this month’s ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinar from the UK’s IQ Academy. Dr Carolyn Yeoman, operations director of OCAID Wellbeing, will present the 30-minute ‘Creating Wellbeing’ webinar from 12.30-13.00 on Thursday 27 September 2018. Yeoman has significant experience in the health, safety and wellbeing field and has successfully ran her own business…

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