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“School isn’t for everyone” – Iona on choosing her own path to happiness as a young apprentice #BestDecision

An inspiring post by Iona Brownell, one of our previous workshop participants. I left school last year and went into an apprenticeship. The ‘normal’ step after completing school is college or university. I felt that neither of these options were for me. I think gaining experience is just as important as receiving the certificate. I […]

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“Things had moved on, it felt overwhelming” Amira shares her story with the Mums Returning To Work project

The Mums Returning to Work project by Outside the Box is highlighting the issues faced by a huge amount of women during pregnancy, as well as during and after maternity leave. The Equality and Human Rights Commission found that in the U.K: 77% of mums had a negative of discriminatory experience during pregnancy, maternity leave […]

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I love being a volunteer. It gives me hope, it’s brilliant

A post from our Community Correspondent Laura McGlinn @stargazer1210 I love my work has a volunteer, simple as that. I love chipping in and working hard and the skills I’m being rewarded with are just outstanding! Bear Laura Grylls is my Tuesday name lol! What have I learned through various volunteer posts? For a start I’m […]

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Work, love and wellbeing: new research from @relscot

We’ve lifted the lid on the state of the nation’s relationships.@Relate_charity & @RelScot launch #TWWAN16 research today < Pls RT. pic.twitter.com/efy4dCJJqn — Relationships Scot (@RelScot) October 25, 2016   It’s difficult to know when we first started using the phrase “work-life balance”. The implication is that work is something separate from the rest of our […]

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My job makes me feel good

A post from one of our Community Correspondents My name is David. I am 34 and I have cerebral  palsy. I am a good walker but I have learning difficulties. I came from Ireland when I was 12 to live with my grand mother after the death of my mother.  My father was unable to take care of […]

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