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 […]

Wellbeing webinars

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Lifestyle Management Webinar 17th April 2024 During the session we discussed some useful resources including bWell podcast episodes, here are the links:  What are your values? (article) |   5 ways to wellbeing (article) | Mental Health charity   The habits scorecard (template) | James Clear   Wellbeing check | For Unum GIP customers   Help@hand health and wellbeing app* | Support […]


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 […]

HR Policies and Guidance

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Your health Sickness and absence procedures Absence line Occupational Health Referrals Supporting Attendance at Work – information for Managers Your life Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Addictions Domestic Abuse Guidance Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Parental Bereavement Leave Your work Career Breaks Conflict Resolution and Mediation Health and Safety

Physical Wellbeing

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Addiction Support Cancer Support and Advice Domestic Abuse Joint/ Musculoskeletal Support Menopause Nutrition Occupational Health Referrals Physiotherapy Services Policies and Procedures Pregnancy Sleep Viral Illness including Covid/Long Covid Useful links Versus Arthritis Gender Based Violence (VAWP Training)

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

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Anxiety and Depression Bereavement, Grief and Loss Employee Assistance Programme Mental Health First Aid Stress Resources Suicide     Useful Links Mind Able Futures NHS Samaritans

Financial Wellbeing

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Debt and Money Management Advice Employee Assistance Programme Employee Benefit Scheme – Vivup Salary Finance – Employee Benefit Scheme ScotWest Credit Union Pensions

Domestic abuse

The UK government’s definition of domestic abuse is ‘any incident or pattern of  incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening  behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.  The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, […]