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Civil Services Languages Network

When the Civil Service Languages Network (CSLN) began in October 2020, Matt Brown and Hugo Griffin had no idea the network would become the success it is today. The Spanish Network began with just five colleagues in DWP eating lunch …

ICYMI: Round up of blogs from Week of Winners

Collage featuring Civil Service Awards 2022 Week of Winners

In December, the Civil Service handed out its very own Oscars equivalent - the Civil Service Awards. Below are our most-read blogs from our Week of Winners campaign, celebrating (and virtually high-fiving) the winners and the amazing stories behind them.  …

Growing up in an alien country wasn't easy

Rabia Nasimi

Twenty-three years after fleeing Afghanistan’s warzone aged just five years old, Rabia Nasimi tells how she adjusted to a new life and language in London. Now a civil servant, Rabia works in the Afghan Resettlement Team, using her experience to …

Never been to CSL? Here's why you should really go!

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An event of learning and discovery, Civil Service Live 2022 is back with a six-date tour spanning five cities, bringing together civil servants for inspiring speaker sessions rich with opportunities. Civil Service Live is one of Europe’s biggest corporate training …

Neurodiversity Celebration Week: supporting colleagues

Abigail Agyei

Abigail Agyei, a civil servant in the Department of Health and Social Care, shares her experiences with ADHD and dyspraxia, and explains how we can all support colleagues with neuro-differences. Last week (21 to 27 March) was Neurodiversity Celebration Week: …

Epilepsy Awareness - Purple Day 26 March 2022

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On Purple Day, hundreds of thousands of people across the globe come together to start conversations around epilepsy to raise awareness and fundraise to make a difference for people affected by the condition.      Clare Shillan, who works for the Cabinet …

Time to Reflect

Matt and Claire Lewis in Venice

With life beginning to return to normal, approximately 6 million people globally have been bereaved since the pandemic, with many left unable to grieve their loss properly. Adam Land uses his final blog in our bereavement series to talk about …

Sleep struggles - and how to beat them 

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Sleep Awareness Day highlights the importance of quality sleep and how insomnia can have a devastating impact on our wellbeing. Andy Clarke tells us how signing up to Sleepstation through the Charity for Civil Servants helped improve his quality of …

Young carers in the Civil Service

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Rebecca Sudworth, Deputy Civil Service Carers’ Champion, highlights the key issues young carers face. Today is Young Carers Action Day. This is a nationwide event organised by the Carers Trust aimed at raising awareness of young carers across the country.  …