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The Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference 2022  

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Flavia Gapper from The Charity for Civil Servants explains how this month’s conference is set to make a significant difference to improving mental health conversations at work. Now in its fourth year, more than 10,000 civil servants registered for this year's …

Giving Young People a Brighter Future

The DWP Youth Employability Programmes Team

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Youth Employability Programmes Team is passionate about helping young people into work. They celebrate their achievements through reflections from the young people they support. Based in Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Blackpool and London, they …

Miscarriage: Civil Service helps to break the silence

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In Baby Loss Awareness Week, Angela MacDonald, Second Permanent Secretary at HM Revenue & Customs, welcomes new guidance to offer support for Civil Service parents experiencing a miscarriage. Sadly, miscarriage affects a lot of parents - one in four pregnancies …

Nearly 10 million people tuned into a map of a queue!

Q Tracker that helped mourners plan their journey to pay respects to HM Queen Elizabeth II

As Head of Digital Communications at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Andrew Simpson’s team came up with the livestream funeral queue tracker that drew almost 10 million views on YouTube. Interview: Lorraine McBride In a world …

How I helped at HM Queen Elizabeth’s lying-in-state

Kitty Buchanan-Gregory assisting the queue at the lying-in-state for Queen Elizabeth II

Cabinet Office marshal Kitty Buchanan-Gregory was one of more than 600 volunteer civil servants supporting mourners queuing to see Queen Elizabeth’s lying-in-state at Westminster Hall. Below, we publish Kitty’s diary of her experiences  Shift 1 Wednesday. I’ve been posted to …

Civil Service Choirmaster Stephen hits the right note

Stephen Hall, DEFRA1

Since founding the Civil Service Choir in 2009, Stephen Hall OBE has conducted in iconic venues and built the choir’s reputation for remarkable performances. Interview by Lorraine McBride I joined the Civil Service some 30 years ago as a Fast …