Picture of the Day

Dennis the Menace at Chessington World of Adventures

Quote of the Day

Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.
--Goethe

Support Local Trade

The town centre brochure content coming soon

Link of the Day

NHS Cord Blood Bank (NHS CBB) - In creating one life why not save another.

The NHS CBB was set up in 1996 to collect, process, store and supply cord blood

NHS CBB is for the sole purpose of providing a life saving product from something that is normally thrown away. Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord following the birth of a baby. Following childbirth the placenta is normally thrown away along with the cord blood that is in it.

 

Cord blood is rich in blood stem cells, similar to those found in bone marrow, and these can be used to treat many different cancers, immune deficiencies and genetic disorders.



Brighter Business

A recent report by Business in the Community found that although progress is being made, there is a need for greater organisational awareness of the support required for better mental health at work.

The national survey found that:

·        3 in 4 employees have experienced symptoms of poor mental health.

·        77% of employees have experienced symptoms of poor mental health at some point in their lives and 29% of employees have been diagnosed with a mental health condition

·        62% of employees attributed their symptoms of poor mental health to work or said that work was a contributing factor

·        35% of employees did not approach anyone for support the last time they experienced poor mental health

·        9% of employees who experienced symptoms of poor mental health experienced disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal

·        76% of line managers believe they are responsible for employee wellbeing, but only 22% have received training

This report also includes recommendations and calls to action for employers.

The workplace is often the first place signs can be seen of a mental health issue but many don’t know how to spot signs or respond to them. Equally, a stressful work environment might contribute to mental health problems for some and this does not need to be the case. We hear every day that employers have a real desire to tackle this and many are doing some great things that we want to share. Employers need to recognise the scale of poor mental health in the workplace and take significant steps to reduce the risk of their workplace being a contributor.


About Us


Egham community website is a gateway to information on the local area in order to promote the interests of the residents of Egham in all aspects of their lives. It is also for visitors to the area, prospective visitors and prospective residents.

A secondary aim is to help users of the Internet find their way around local information efficiently without having to spend lots of time wading through large search results from the search engines.

Contact Us


Egham, UK