11 Jun 2018
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Post-Natal Depression: An Employee’s Experience

This time last year I described myself as a wife, a daughter, an auntie, a writer, a trainer.

Also sub-fertile, unexplained infertility. So add confused, vulnerable and angry to the list.

The world didn’t see me – they saw a smile, my deep set habitual insecurities bubbled and sometimes surfaced, but I showed a smile.

I dealt with 2 years of disappointments and uncertainty by working hard, I got stressed, took life seriously and didn’t know when to stop or say no. I didn’t accept help well before, I was always the type that drives past the ‘road ahead closed’ sign- I thought I knew better than the professionals. I was naive and hopeful and also unaware that mental health is as important as physical.

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16 May 2018
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Chris Bray wearing purple for IDAHOBIT

Get Ready For IDAHOBIT!

Every year the global LGBT community identifies one specific focus for the celebrations of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) which is recognised in more than 130 countries, including 37 where same-sex acts are illegal. The leads to lots of activity,  with 1,600 events reported from 1280 organisations in 2014 alone.

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24 Apr 2018
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Jon Petroc, Linda Sodexo, Marise Pluss, Gail NDHT, Peter HJ, Sarah Newton, Linda Sodexo, Steve Pluss

Government Minister Praises Project SEARCH

Employees at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) – including Sodexo’s FM team – have won praise from the Government Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton, for their part in an innovative project that is helping young people with learning disabilities or autism get into work. Sarah visited NDDH with North Devon MP […]

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23 Mar 2018
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Keely Marks the author of blog post about Epilepsy

Epilepsy Awareness Day 26th March – Keely’s story

25th May 2015 – A day I will never forget.

After many scans, tests and hospital admittances I was then diagnosed with epilepsy.

I remember the numbness I felt; being in denial for a long time it became true, I felt useless everything running through my head of what I now couldn’t do. I couldn’t drive, I can’t live a ‘normal’ life, who’s going to want me? I’m just a burden to everyone I know, they’ll all be on edge if they’re with me. I couldn’t now pursue my career of then being accepted into the army to start training as a front-line

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16 Mar 2018
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Women in Engineering podcast

This post was created by Sodexo executive assistant and deputy chair of the Women in FM special interest group Bianca Angelico. Last week on International Women’s Day, BIFM Women in FM and the London region put on an event, held at our Holborn office, focused on Women in Engineering. International Women’s day is observed annually […]

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08 Mar 2018
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Making Every Day International Women’s Day

This post was written by James Taylor, CEO Sodexo Heathcare UK&I  “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens” Michelle Obama Observed since the early 1900s, International Women’s day is recognised each year on March 8. It brings […]

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09 Mar 2018
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Lucy Lawrence, Sarah Kinrade, Liz Marlow

Sodexo working parents group podcast

Three Women Work members have launched a group to support Sodexo employees with parental responsibilities. Lucy Lawrence, Sarah Kinrade and Liz Marlow (pictured left to right) created a safe space in a private Facebook group for colleagues expecting to take, taking or returned to work from parental leave. Lucy, Sarah and Liz talk about how they came up […]

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