Anxiety and Depression

What is depression? Depression is a mental health problem that involves having a low mood or losing interest and enjoyment in things. It can also cause a range of other changes to how you feel or behave. The symptoms you experience may vary. How intense they are, how long they last, and how much they […]

Bereavement, Grief and Loss

Grief is something that everyone experiences at some point in their life, most commonly due to the loss of a loved one or friend but grief can also occur due to the loss of something else significant in our lives, such as our health.   Grief is a natural part of life and something that we […]

Suicide Prevention

On average two people take their own life in Scotland every single day – for family and friends, work colleagues and acquaintances the impact of losing someone in such tragic circumstances can be devastating. Some people considering self harm or suicide are at a time of crisis and their distress may be clear however often […]

Nutrition

We have partnered with Superwellness to bring you a series of live webinars on a range of subjects which are affected by the way we eat and which can us to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can watch recordings of the webinars on Wellbeing Webinars page and see some of the resources, including factsheets and […]

Nutrition

Health benefits of eating well A well-balanced diet provides all of the: energy you need to keep active throughout the day nutrients you need for growth and repair, helping you to stay strong and healthy and help to prevent diet-related illness, such as some cancers Keeping active and eating a healthy balanced diet can also help […]

Joint/Musculoskeletal Support

Online Physio Pilot We are currently running a pilot for online Physiotherapy Services for anyone who is not currently receiving physiotherapy via the NHS and who may benefit from early intervention. The service is provided via PAM, our Occupational Health provider. Referrals can be made via the Wellbeing Team – email: wellbeing@argyll-bute.gov.uk or call 01546 604618 In order to […]

Pensions and Retiring

Are you thinking about retiring? The pension fund need 3 months’ notice to process your pension paperwork prior to your retirement. Please contact HR Employee Relations Advice Line on 01546 605513 (press 2) or email hremployeerelationsenquiries@argyll-bute.gov.uk to start this process to be sure that your pension is in place for your retirement date.     SPFO […]

Physiotherapy Services

Online Physio Services As part of our Employee Assistance Programme provided by Help@Hand, access to professional Physiotherapy advice and online Physiotherapy Services are available. For more information please see the Employee Assistance Programme page or contact wellbeing@argyll-bute.gov.uk.  

Parental Bereavement Leave

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Under the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018, from the  6th April 2020, parents who suffer a still birth from 24 weeks of pregnancy, or the loss of a child under the age of 18, will be entitled to 2 weeks Parental Bereavement Leave. With effect from 1.4.2023 Argyll and Bute Council has extended […]

Menopause

What is the menopause? The menopause is a natural part of the female aging process and will be different for every woman.  There are a range of symptoms related to the menopause, some of which may not be obvious to others and others can be particularly challenging to deal with, especially while at work and […]