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This Practice Note will explore what we mean by mental health and well-being, as well as the meaning of some of the terms commonly (mis)used around the subject including: stress, anxiety and depression. Positive well-being cannot be promoted without an understanding of the common issues that arise in the workplace. The aim of this Practice Note is to help you understand the impact that different mental illnesses have on people so that you can be aware of problems that might develop and are better placed to implement an effective well-being strategy.
When we talk about our physical health, we are very used to thinking in terms of positive health on one side of a spectrum where everything is functioning optimally and we are fit and healthy, and grave illness of whatever kind on the other, with a whole range of milder symptoms and conditions or illnesses in between. Equally, what the positive side of the spectrum will look like will be different for everyone. An Olympic athlete will have a very different expectation of optimised physical health and ability to the average middle aged house lawyer, for example.
We can think of mental health (or mental well-being as these terms are being used largely interchangeably for these purposes) in the same way. On one side would be optimised mental health where we
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This Practice Note examines the doctrine of consideration and the key role it plays in English law in determining whether a contract is enforceable.A promise will only be capable of being contractually enforced if it is either made in a deed or made in exchange for something of value, known as
The primary function of office-holders in personal and corporate insolvency is to collect in the assets belonging to a company or individual and to distribute these to the company's or individual's creditors. Office-holders have various duties and powers in order to ensure that they do this. For
This Practice Note identifies the main torts (bar negligence and nuisance, which are covered elsewhere in our related content) and their key characteristics. Specifically:•trespass to land•trespass to the person•privacy/defamation•liability for animals•employers' liability•product
Overlapping insurance policesThere are various reasons why an insured may end up with overlapping insurance cover, whether deliberately or otherwise.Examples include the situation where the insured takes the benefit of other insurance arranged by another party or where, in the commercial world, risk
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