Stress Costs UK Employers Up To 56 Billion Pounds A Year

Statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), covering the 2021/22 period, show of the 1.8 million workers suffering from a work-related illness, 914,000 were stress, depression or anxiety and over half of all working days are lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety (17 million).  A recent report by Deloitte estimates that the total annual cost of … Read more

Why You Shouldn’t Fear Death

I recently wrote a post about ‘Impermanence and Interbeing’ which you can read here if you haven’t read it – In response to that post someone contacted me and asked me the following question:  “Hi Mark – love this. What is your take on “fear of death” and/or “gripping” hold of life? Genuinely interested given your background.” This is … Read more

Impermanence and Interbeing

Impermanence and Interbeing

There are two things that have helped me with how I live my life.

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Why The RRN Standards Do Not Apply To Schools

I recently had a phone call with someone from a withheld number who didn’t want to tell me their name.

The conversation went as follows:

“Hi Mark

I have just been on a training course where the the trainer was heavily ‘pushing’ and promoting the RRN (Restraint Reduction Network) standards and said that: “all schools in the UK need to comply with the RRN standards” and that “any training done in schools can only be done by a BILD Certified trainer who is registered with BILD and the RRN”.

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Chris Walks The UK

Chris, a former Para, has been walking the UK for five years now. He started his journey alone, with just £10 in his pocket and enough food for only two days. Dealing With Lockdown, Adopting a Dog, Meeting Kate and Having Baby Magnus Along the way (and whilst living outdoors for the majority of the time) he has also had … Read more

Why You May Not Legally Be Required To Adopt The RRN Standards

There has been a lot of emphasis by various parties, including some training providers, to ‘push’ organisations to comply with the RRN (Restraint Reduction Network) Standards, when clearly they do not need to do so. 

In some cases this is for nothing more than to generate business for themselves at an expense (in some cases at very high financial cost) that the organisation doesn’t have to comply with the RRN standards.

In other cases it may simply be because the person ‘pushing’ organisations to adopt the RRN standards is either misinformed or has not done their own due diligence as to what organisation need to and do not need to, comply with the standards.

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Robert (Rab) Landells and Trevel Henry To Be The New Owners of NFPS Ltd

Robert (Rab) Landells and Trevel Henry To Be The New Owners of NFPS Ltd. As from the 31st December this year Deborah and myself will be stepping down as directors of NFPS Ltd. The company (NFPS Ltd) will be taken over by Robert (Rab) Landells and Trevel Henry and will continue to operate as normal with me in the background … Read more

Providing Security In Healthcare Settings

Providing security in healthcare settings – SIA Update, August 2022

You may have seen an email sent out in August 2022 in which the SIA made the following statement:

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Why Aligning Your Values With Your Work is So Important

Why Aligning Your Values With Your Work is So Important

Our values are things that are important to us. 

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The Will To Live

Why Having The Will To Live Is So Important!

We’ve just run a CQC course with Lofty Wiseman and Ginge Johnson.

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