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2024 Webinar Calendar

We’re really excited to announce our series of webinars and ‘Wellbeing Insights’ sessions over the next few months. These are delivered by experts from Smart Clinic and some of our fantastic partner organisations. Our first session is with our neurodiversity partners ‘Cognassist’ on 6th March, where we discuss cognitive mapping and how ...

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

SAD is a type of depression. Less sunlight and shorter days are thought to be linked to a chemical change in the brain and may be the cause of SAD. Most people with SAD will experience symptoms during the winter months. This can also be known as the ‘winter blues. Symptoms ...

What is diabetes ?

In very simple terms, as food is digested, the hormone insulin is released by the pancreas (in the upper abdomen) to process and metabolise carbohydrates and sugars to convert into energy.   Diabetes develops when the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin. The risk is then of raised blood sugar (glucose) ...

Access to Work

Did you know that if you have a disability or health condition you can get support from the Government via a scheme called Access to Work?As part of Access to Work, an individual may be eligible for: a grant to help pay for practical support with your work support with managing your ...

Cognitive function assessments

Helping employers to identify ways of supporting those with neurodivergent traits. Our cognitive function assessment will evaluate those with neurodivergent traits or a neurodiversity diagnosis, helping the employer and the employee to identify ways of supporting them at work. This two-stage assessment begins with an online cognitive screening tool, which helps to ...

What not to say to occupational health

You’ve been referred to occupational health, and now you’re feeling nervous. You aren’t sure what to say, and you’re worried that whatever you say may land you in trouble. Does that sound familiar? You’re not alone – ‘what not to say to occupational health’ is one of the most regularly asked ...

Introducing – DSE self-assessments

We’re excited to launch our brand new DSE self-assessment service. At the Smart Clinic our goal is to support you with issues relating to employee health and wellbeing. This includes the impact that work can have on your health, and that health can have on your work. If your staff use display ...

4 myths about sickness absence

You shouldn’t contact an employee when they’re off sick Nope, not true. There’s a common misconception that if an employee is absent from work, particularly as a result of stress of mental health issues, that you shouldn’t contact them. In fact you can make things worse by not staying in regular communication with ...

The importance of sleep

Sleep is nature’s way of physical and mental restoration.  Most adults need somewhere between 7 and 8 hours sleep per night, including deep sleep, to feel refreshed. We cannot last much more than 24-36 hours without any sleep without significant symptoms. Our natural night and day sleep and waking pattern, known as ...