A page of light-hearted cheer

Some light-hearted fun if you need something to cheer you up. Coronavirus has made things hard for many people; here are a smile or two which may help.

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Keeping mentally healthy – adapting to the new normal

Life is now significantly different to before coronavirus. What may have been looked upon as unusual was, within a matter of days, the new normal.

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Mental Health Awareness Week – a blog by our wellbeing ambassador

For Mental Health Awareness Week, VGC's wellbeing ambassador Fiona Dowling offers tips for getting through these difficult times.

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How COVID-19 is affecting me and VGC

Ciara's update on how she and VGC are coping with COVID-19. "We will get through this, and we will be stronger as a business and as people, as a result."

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Looking on the bright side

This is a difficult time, but to stay mentally healthy we need to look on the bright side, however hard that sometimes is.

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Seeing the positives at a challenging time

Ciara writes about seeing the positives at this challenging time, including finding new ways to work which may transform flexible working in the future.

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I’m a qualified mental health first aider now

Nicki writes about her experiences on the MHFA England mental health first aider course: "I loved it, and couldn't wait to go back."

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Is the industry ready for change?

James asks if the industry is ready to change: can construction achieve a more diverse and inclusive workforce by following normal practices?

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What will the new immigration system mean to our industry?

Ciara explains concerns about the impact of the new points-based immigration system: "migrant labour is not the same as cheap, unskilled labour."

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Patrick’s work is highly commended

At the staff awards in October 2019 Patrick Alexander, IT service desk analyst, was highly commended for his dedication to keeping all our computers working. ->...

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Pension re-enrolment 2020

We have to re-enrol people into our pension scheme every three years. You can opt out, but it's a good way to save for your retirement. ->...

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M27 Women in construction day

James writes about the M27 Women in construction day, arranged by BMJV to discuss encouraging women to join the construction industry

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