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Commutes of more than 30 minutes linked to poor productivity, stress and depression

23 May 2017
Employers urged to consider flexible working options as impact of long commutes on productivity are revealed by study (HuffPost)
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2017 Election: what the parties promise around mental health

23 May 2017
Manifesto pledges of Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Green Party examined (Mental Health Today)
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Apple shows how Siri and iOS accessibility features help people with disabilities

23 May 2017
A series of new ads show how Apple’s tech help people with disabilities to thrive (MMM-Online)
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Lack of deaf awareness amongst employers costs UK £24.8billion

16 May 2017
Research by Action on Hearing loss suggests that lack of awareness around deafness and hearing loss is costing employees and employers alike (Employment Solicitor)
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Two-thirds of councils pass tougher web accessibility test

16 May 2017
A test of accessibility and ease of use of council websites for disabled users sees 134 of 195 tested local authorities pass (UK Authority)
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60 per cent of PR professionals have suffered from poor mental health

16 May 2017
Survey by PR Week suggests low levels of wellbeing in sector and continuing stigma (Vuelio)
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Virgin Media and Scope team up to fight discrimination

15 May 2017
Southampton FC add Scope logo to their kit in bid to raise awareness of discrimination (JOE.co.uk)
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Blog: Diane Lightfoot on mental health and what employers can do

12 May 2017
CEO of Business Disability Forum Diane Lightfoot discusses what employers can do to safeguard mental health among staff as Mental Health Awareness Week draws to a close (Forster Communications)
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1 million people risk being overlooked in election because of inaccessible manifestos

08 May 2017
Mencap has urged political parties to make their manifestos accessible for people with learning disabilities (Enable)
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Mental Health Awareness week: top myths debunked by experts

08 May 2017
‘Pernicious’ misconceptions around antidepressants, PTSD and serious mental health conditions are debunked by psychiatrists (iNews)
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