Health unions to consider 30m pay offer

Unions said Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith had previously indicated money to end the dispute would be provided by the government. However, Mr Swann said that the money earmarked had not been the result of any additional finances offered to Northern Ireland by Westminster. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHealth strike: Robin Swann confirms pay package for nurses and health workers He also said that he recognised that a move to pay parity would have implications for the budget in future years. Nurses and healthcare workers began industrial action over staffing levels and pay, which does not rise in line with healthcare workers in Scotland, England and Wales. The minister said his department had already gathered together …

Bernie Sanders surges in Democratic field after shrugging off health scare

The Vermont senator raised more than any Democrat in the last quarter capping a stunning bounceback from a heart attack Shortly after Bernie Sanders announced early this month that his campaign raised a showstopping $34.5m the highest sum of any 2020 Democrat during any single quarter so far in this primary #PresidentSanders was trending on Twitter. It was an extraordinary reversal of fortunes for a presidential candidate who, three months earlier, was in a Las Vegas hospital recovering from a heart attack. At the time, Sanders was under immense political pressure, eclipsed by fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren and counted out by many in the party and by the president. The episode might have derailed Sanders second quest for the White …

27 Signs That The Best Thing For Your Mental Health And Happiness Is To Quit Your Job

By January Nelson Updated January 9, 2020 Brooke Cagle 1. No motivation to do anything for anyone anymore. Absolutely no sense of urgency on things that are urgent. Thinking about literally everything else other than your work. 2. When it begins to effect your mental health. Not just standard work stress, but losing sleep, becoming angry or depressed at the thought of going to work, complete apathy towards your performance, etc. 3. It makes you miserable and sucks all the joy from your life, even when you’re NOT there. 4. When it starts to affect your personal life. I’ve gotten to the point I’m having nightmares about my boss and I’m snapping at people or stuff at home because I’m …

Putting pupils in isolation ‘harms mental health’

There are no official figures on the numbers of children being put in isolation, but a BBC News investigation found that more than 200 pupils had spent at least five straight days in isolation areas in schools in England in 2017. ‘I was put in school isolation 240 times’ ‘Hundreds spend week in school isolation’ The CMH’s report says these sorts of practices have a negative impact on a child’s mental health, even if he or she has had no previous traumatic experiences. But it warns that youngsters who have faced previous difficulties in life are “especially at risk of experiencing psychological harm”. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Sophie’ – voiced by an actor – told the …