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Mental Health Support Able Futures - Virtual Appointment Day 21st March 2024

Argyll and Bute are partnering with the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service to offer you a further free ‘Virtual Appointment Day’ on  21st March 2024.

On the day, a member of The Better Health Generation team will call you at your chosen time to discuss how they can support your Mental Health – whether it be stress, anxiety, low mood or generally feeling burnt out.

The confidential call aims to answer any initial questions you may have regarding the service they can provide. If you would like to proceed with accessing the support, they will gather your basic details to apply for the Mental Health Support there and then, at your own pace. This is fully confidential, and we as your employer will not be made aware of any appointments or bookings.

The call will take up to 30 minutes and you will need the following information to register for the phone call:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Email address
  • Start date of current employments
Click below to book an appointment: 

Wednesday 21st March https://calendly.com/lisa-woodward-1/appointment-booking-mental-health-support-ab-21st

Slots available 8.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. subject to availability, both days.

Further information about the support service can be found on the Able Futures Website. You can also apply via the Able Futures website at any time, and do not have to wait until the virtual appointment days if you would prefer to self-refer.

If you would like any further information on the event above or would like posters or leaflets on the service provided by Able Futures for your workplace –please email wellbeing@argyll-bute.gov.uk

New EAP – Help@Hand Webinar 22nd February 2024

Please find below a recording of the webinar by UNUM on the new Employee Assistance Programme – Help@Hand, which includes details of how to download the App, register with Help@hand and access all the services.

Superwellness Webinar - Creating an Effective Work-Life Balance 17th January 2024


We are pleased to announce our next Wellbeing Webinar “Creating an Effective Work-life Balance” from our partners at Superwellness which will be held on 17th January 10.00 – 11.00.

When working from home, your work responsibilities and your home life can sometimes seem to blur together. You might feel that you’re never able to properly switch off. Creating healthy boundaries and breaks will help you achieve better balance throughout your day, meaning you are able to maintain your focus as well as a sense of wellbeing.  

You can watch a recording of the session here:


New Employee Assistance Programme Information Events

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Employee Assistance Programme, Help@Hand on 5th January 2024.

If you would like to learn more about this service, we will be giving two short presentations (approx. 30 minutes) on 17th and 18th January.  

To attend one of these sessions, please copy and paste the following links and join on the day.

EAP Presentation 1: 17th January @ 2.00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams meeting – Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting Meeting ID: 361 990 534 26, Passcode: ThZ7wm

EAP Presentation 2: 18th January @ 10.00 a.m.

Microsoft Teams meeting – Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting Meeting ID: 326 406 374 543, Passcode: aJmGrt

Superwellness Webinar – Supporting Mental Health at Work held on 12th October 2023

Our webinar from our partners at Superwellness on 12th October is on the subject of: Supporting Mental Health at Work.
Do we fully understand the term mental health?  The phrase is now entrenched in our society and having positive mental health absolutely accepted as an essential part of overall health.  But how often do we actually examine our own mental health? The World Health Organisation recently reported that stress, depression, and anxiety have increased worldwide by 25% over the last few years – suggesting that many of us could well be struggling.


This session provides an opportunity to explore the phrase mental health, consider our own mental wellbeing, and understand how stress impacts this position.  Recording of the session can be found here:


Cervical and Bowel Screening programmes

It’s important to attend your cervical screening appointment every time you’re invited and visit your GP as soon as possible if you have symptoms such as unusual discharge; bleeding after sex; bleeding after the menopause; bleeding between periods. 

These are usually caused by something other than cancer but it’s important to have them checked. 

To find out more visit www.nhsinform.scot/cervicalscreening #ScotsScreening 

The bowel screening test can find bowel cancer early, even if you don’t have symptoms. Please do your bowel screening test when it arrives in the post, it can be done in the privacy of your own home. For more information visit:  www.nhsinform.scot/bowelscreening #ScotsScreening 

Superwellness Webinar - Building Resilience - 20th July

Our next webinar from our partners at Superwellness is coming up this month and is on the subject of:

Building Resilience:  How to create a strong and positive mind-set in times of adversity

Times of change and adversity can test our resilience to the limit.  Tension and anxiety can take over our mind-set, disrupting concentration, mood and general wellbeing.

This session looks at how to build a strong positive and focused mind-set by increasing our awareness and putting into place positive daily habits and practices.

Recording of the webinar is now available here:  

DSE Webinars on Musculoskeletal Health

Thank you to all those of you who have attended the series of  DSE webinars on Musculoskeletal health delivered by Claire Glynn, Physiotherapist, HCPC, CSP, of PAM Physio Solutions over recent weeks.  You can now view video recordings of each of the sessions below.

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DSE Webinar series - Session 1 - Looking after yourself at your desk.


This 30-minute webinar will cover simple techniques to overcome aches & pains when working at a desk. Including some simple hints & tips, stretches & exercises & reasons to move.  The webinar will also share some useful resources for long-term interaction.  This 1st session webinar is the first of a 4-part series designed to encourage DSE users & managers to be more confident in their ability to be proactive in preventing & supporting the proactive intervention of Musculoskeletal difficulties in the desk based-work environment.


Session 1 – Tuesday 23rd May – Video Recording

 For additional resources, videos and podcasts from PAM Physio Solutions visit:      https://www.pamphysiosolutions.co.uk/resources/



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DSE Webinar Series - Session 2 - DSE Advice for common equipment recommendations for dealing with MSK issues

This second 30 minute webinar delivers DSE advice about common equipment recommendations for dealing with MSK issues. In this webinar, we will look at simple and effective IT solutions to potential MSK issues, such as headset and/or mouse use, the reasons for risers and understanding the adjustability of the right chair and other potential kit, furniture, or equipment. Alongside recognising the items that you have available to you already and how they can and do benefit you as a DSE user.

Session 2 – Tuesday 6 June 2023 – Video Recording

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DSE Webinar Series - Session 3 - Tips for multiscreen users

In this webinar, we are recognising the potential multifactorial risks associated with multiscreen use, which are prevalent when using a single monitor though worsened through the regular use of multiple monitors.

Effective considerations for adjustments can help support the reduction of health issues associated with the MSK system, stress, headaches fatigue and tired eyes.

Session 3 – Tuesday 20th June 


DSE Webinar Series - Session 4 – DSE Behaviour Advice for Managers

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The final webinar in the series addresses direct support for managers to help manage the behaviour of DSE users across their workforces.

There are mild differences between being able to manage your own DSE & being able to support, manage & make confident suggestions to colleagues and peers at work.  We can help managers to understand their role in supporting the positive behaviours of their workforce.

Session 4 – Tuesday 4th July  




Nutrition discovery by Superwellness

You can view a recording of the webinar held in October 2022 by clicking the link below:  
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Superwellness Understanding and Embracing the Menopause

If you missed the live webinar on 19th April, you can now view a recording of the Understanding and Embracing the Menopause Webinar presented by our wellbeing partners, Superwellness, below: