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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 …

Launch of the Civil Service Data Challenge - we want your ideas

Drumroll, folks! The Civil Service Data Challenge seeks bright ideas from civil servants to transform public services and improve policy. So if you’re a data whizz with entrepreneurial dreams, it’s time to prove your prowess. The Civil Service Data Challenge …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Health and Wellbeing

The Health & Wellbeing Award went to Gillian Whitworth from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. Gillian triumphed in this category for her compassion, courage and commitment in promoting awareness of eating disorders in the workplace, a debilitating but often …

Civil Service Awards 2020: The Collaboration Award

CS Awards 2020, Shielding Team, MHCLG

The Collaboration Award was taken home by the Shielding team from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Their Shielding programme was a mammoth operation across multiple departments and agencies, set up in March 2020 to provide advice and …

Launching the Civil Service Eating Disorders Network

Eating Disorders Awareness Week (1-7 March) aims to raise awareness and show solidarity and compassion for people affected by this debilitating condition. I am proud to champion the new Civil Service Eating Disorders Network (CSEDN) efforts to tackle stigma around …

International Women’s Day - 8th March 2021

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global event that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The theme for 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge. This global event encourages everyone to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. The IWD challenge …

I'm living proof you're never too old to be an apprentice

Apprenticeships aren’t just for teenagers, and age is no barrier. When mum, Nikki Hanmer, 27, wanted to change career, she set her sights on a Civil Service apprenticeship and hasn’t looked back. Hello, I’m Nikki Hanmer and I’m a recent …

Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Government Chief People Officer, Rupert McNeil writes about Holocaust Memorial Day, and reveals his deeply personal family connection. We are living through unusual and difficult times. But pandemics, while rare, are not unique human experiences. The Holocaust is.  We need …

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