In his first post on this blog, BEIS Permanent Secretary Alex Chisholm talks about a recent experience as a volunteer and what it taught him.
Philip Rutnam challenges us all to remove the stigma of mental health and to help colleagues and others simply by starting a conversation.
Find out more about the teams who have been nominated for a 2015 Civil Service Award. First up, Lorraine Jackson from the Department of Health's Dementia Policy Team.
Sir Jeremy Heywood outlines the importance of becoming a dementia friend and encourages civil servants to do so.
As part of #GivingTuesday, the Department of Health's Paul Betts talks about putting his Dementia Friends skills to good use at the biggest sporting event of the year.
HM Treasury's Daniel Poxon became a dementia friend for both profession and personal reasons, but the scheme has become a useful tool in his day-to-day role organising volunteering activities in the department.