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Living with loss: A little message goes a long way

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When Keela Shackell-Smith was rocked by her mum’s death, she founded The Grief Cafe to bring bereaved staff together, and her subsequent blog struck a chord with you. Now she’s back, determined to help staff who lost loved ones during …

The Fight Against Fraud and Covid Vaccine Scammers

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Even a pandemic couldn’t prevent criminals targeting public services and people vulnerable to fraud in an audacious attempt to con them. Report: Laura Eshelby. COVID-19 forced us across the UK to work virtually, and for many of us, from our …

Serving Queen and Country in Your Spare Time 

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Thousands of Civil Servants are part-time members of the Armed Forces – but what motivates them, and what do they gain from it? Civil Servant James Waller joined the Naval Reserves more than 20 years ago and hasn't looked back. …

Valuing our Civil Service Carers

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A recent survey found there are more than 65,000 carers working in the Civil Service. Newly appointed Carers’ Champion, Alex Chisholm, tells us his plans to support staff with caring responsibilities. I am delighted to take up the new role …

Mental health and internal comms go hand-in-hand

Cal Monaghan, Internal Communications Manager at the Health and Safety Executive, explores the link between internal communications and mental health, and the integral influence on civil servants. For many civil servants, we’ve been incredibly lucky to continue working through the …