Diabetes and Work (The Guardian : 07/11/2017)

Diabetes is a silent disease in which many individuals become aware that they have diabetes only when they develop one or more of its life-threatening complications (Wee et al., 2002). Complications from Type 2 Diabetes include blindness, renal disease and amputation amongst others, Overweight, obesity, unhealthy diet, tobacco use, alcohol consumption, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and lack of

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Is It Stress, Anxiety or Depression? (The Guardian 24/10/2017)

Although anxiety, depression and work-related stress can be connected, they are different things. It is important to recognize that anxiety and depression are clinical health conditions, while stress is not. The World Health Organization defines work-related stress as: “The reaction people may have when presented with work demands and pressures that are not matched to their knowledge and abilities and

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Mental Health at Workplaces (As published in The Guardian of 30/08/2016)

Last week, one of the leading newspaper reported that a lady in Arusha, set her own house on fire due to a dispute with her husband and when caught and imprisoned, committed suicide. In addition, I have been alarmed by cases of mental disorders over the past few weeks within my professional network, which has prompted this article. The most

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Is EAP in your Management Toolkit? (The Guardian 12/04/2016)

A recent study conducted by Morgan Philip and Mazars was unveiled during the 2016 edition of the African CEO Forum 2016, which brought together 800 attendees, including over 500 CEOs from all four corners of the continent, 100 bankers and financiers and 200 prominent African and international figures. A quantitative survey conducted from January to March, 2016 highlighted that 41%

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Alcohol and Workplace Wellness – The Cost of Doing Nothing (The Guardian of 22/3/2016)

Alcohol abuse and addiction are problems that are not only close to home but close to workplace. Alcohol abuse has a huge negative impact on our nation’s businesses, large and small. Facts about alcohol and workplace issues Alcohol is a depressant drug that can slow down messages to and from the brain and body. Alcohol can effect problem solving skills,

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