Sunscreen and Sun Safety

 

Sun Safety

 

Look after your skin - stay safe in the sun!

We are experiencing some amazing summer weather at the moment.

So whilst you are in the park, on a bike ride or walking to the shops, here is some guidance on how to protect yourself from the sun.

 

Make sure you use all of the Five S's of Sun Safety

1.       SLIP on a t-shirt

2.       SLOP on SPF 30+ broad spectrum UVA sunscreen

3.       SLAP on a broad brimmed hat

4.       SLIDE on quality sunglasses

5.       SHADE from the sun whenever possible

Also, don’t forget to keep hydrated. Have a bottle of water with you.

CLICK HERE for the NHS’s sun safety advice for adults and children. 

ELEARNING

This is a mandatory course for those who are working from home, and yet it is optional to all if you are interested in this subject.

If you have any concerns relating to your DSE homeworking environment, please contact your Line Manager for support and advice.

If you have a Company device (laptop or phone) you can still access your training via Sharepoint.

However, this can also be accessed via a personal device by following a few instructions:

Click Here to Read
Remote Working
Health and Fitness

Best Fitness apps

Getting involved in the London2London charity initiative? Here are some apps that can help you track your steps and miles.

Eat Well

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Healthy body, healthy mind – or so the saying goes. There's plenty of truth in the notion that how we think or feel affects how our body functions. And, vice versa, as recent research into the impact of diet on mental wellbeing suggests.

Here is an interesting article that suggests certain foods that can improve your mental health.
Kumar Sangakkara

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING

We asked Sri-Lankan cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara – regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time – to share his advice for mental and physical health during this time of lockdown.

Mind Meal

The Mind Meal

Looking for a healthy recipe that will aid your body and mind together? Here is one that MIND has shared with us.

We believe that stressful times like these are precisely when people need wellness practices the most, and we are committed to doing our part to help out.

Here are a few recommendations from our employees and from our employee engagement group - ‘Culture Club’:

Boxx

Boxx: Free online workout classes.

Recommended by Richard Nicolson from Sales

"There are number of different workout classes which are 15, 25 or 30 minutes long. You can do cardio, strength, yoga or boxing HITT classes and tutorials. I went for a 30 minute Boxx HITT, which was a full body work out. It was easy to follow, fun and manageable for a first timer. It really got my heart pounding and today I can feel it in my muscles. "

Home Workout

Equipment-free workouts for all levels

From the NHS

"These illustrated guides are designed to make your workouts effective and easy to follow.   Created with busy people in mind, these routines from fitness expert Neila Rey, now known as Darebee, can be done anywhere, at any time. Many of these routines count towards your recommended 150 minutes a week of exercise and activity. "

TIME TO TALK

It will mean a different rhythm of life, a chance to be in touch with others in different ways than usual.

Be in touch with other people regularly especially with loved ones on social media, Facetime/video call, or talk on the phone, as they are still good ways of being close to the people who matter to you.

Health Assured also provide 24-hour confidential support services, such as telephone counselling.

Telephone number: 0800 028 0199
Username: Leo and Password: EAP

Visit Health Assured
Hotline
Mind

MIND

MIND organisation has very interesting topics to help all of us through this challenging times.

Please check their advice on: Practical advice for staying at home | Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing | Support for work, benefits and housing | Checklist for staying at home
Open University

Free Learning – The Open University

Do you want to acquire some new skills during your free time? There are MANY free courses available online, and lots from The Open University. These include topics on Finance and Accounting, IT, Leadership, Team Leadership and Marketing.

Don’t miss the opportunity to develop yourself, and keep mentally active too!
Wild Earth

Wild Earth

Daily safari live at 2pm! From family quarrels and love affairs to wild hunts and cute cubs, these animals never have a dull moment. Conal, this one’s for you and your son.

Novel ideas and suggestions during your relaxation-time.

 

80 things to do when you are at home

TimeOut’s epic list of streaming culture, movies, podcasts, games, workouts and learning – plus some curveballs.

CLICK HERE – TimeOut’s list

 

Shows Online

Stage shows, musicals and opera you can watch online now for free

CLICK HERE – What’s On Stage article

 

Eat Well - a recipe for Banana Bread

Recommended by Aimee-Louise Gannon,

DGM at Nova North.

CLICK HERE – BBC Food Banana Bread Recipe