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Working long hours 'linked to depression': overtime-depression_166x138_200332294-001

Working long hours 'linked to depression'

Working eleven hours a day can lead to severe depression, Metro has today reported. According to the newspaper, staff who put in 11 or more hours a day at the office are twice as likely to suffer a severe bout of depression than those working just eight.

New initiative - Money Sense

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Rotherham Council has backed a multi million pound project: visions-of-china-feature

Rotherham Council has backed a multi million pound project

The Council's Cabinet has selected the preferred developers for the fomer Pithouse West colliery site, located to the north of Rother Valley Country Park.

The Source Skills Academy has secured  funding to support businesses and sole traders in Yorkshire: The Source Skills Academy

The Source Skills Academy has secured funding to support businesses and sole traders in Yorkshire

Businesses can access a 50% contribution towards an exclusive programme designed by Retail Expert and TV host Mary Portas - "The Mary Portas guide to successful retailing - An inspirational programme for shop owners/managers."

Tips for Raising Finance from your Bank: APPROVED_loanJPG

Tips for Raising Finance from your Bank

There is a belief in the business community that banks are not lending to businesses, but banks are keen to emphasise that they are very much open for business to lend to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Government appoints Careline services to deliver Business Link helpline: new_phone_line

Government appoints Careline services to deliver Business Link helpline

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has appointed Careline Services, in partnership with the Business and Enterprise Group, to provide its new Business Link helpline

Team Challenge Details

Climbing Mount Everest (in steps)

The first challenge we set ourselves was to conquer the giant that is Mount Everest while still balancing a full week of work.

The Challenge

Height from sea level to the highest peak 8,848m (29,029ft)

Average step - 7 inches.

Total steps to climb the equivalent height

49,764 steps (from sea level)

26,364 steps (from base camp/ actual mountain height)

We will attempt to demonstrate that there is always means to lead healthy lifestyle if you think outside the box. Where there is a will there is always a way!! Using pedometres to measure our progress, the three members of the BeingBetter team, Andy, Karen and Nicola will attempt this challenge in a week.

Undeterred by the climb from base camp the BeingBetter team decided to increase the challenge by making the climb from sea level almost doubling the total steps required. We then decided that 49,764 steps just didnt stretch far enough for the first leg of our 2011 team challenges so the BeingBetter team again decided to raise the bar and not only attempt to climb up the mountain during the working week but to travel back down the other side!

The total number of steps necessary for challenge number one (climbing up and down Mount Everest in a week) is 99,528 Gulp!

So how did we do?

On the first day of the challenge the team clocked a respectable but not world changing 27, 332 steps. After a boost in effort we improved day by day to a team best of 50, 717 steps on Thursday! By the close of the week we had achieved a fantastic total of 202, 334 steps against a target of 99, 528 meaning that we not only strode up and down the equivalent height of the slopes of Mount Everest once but twice, achieving 203% in our first team challenge.

Ok, so we didnt really climb a mountain but with a simple idea and bit of effort we incorporated a significant amount of activity into our working week and had fun doing it. Having a goal helps motivate effort and maintain focus and after a highly successful first task we as a team are raring to go with challenge number 2!

Mount Everest Challenge

Target - 99, 528 steps

Achieved - 202,334 steps (203%)

Mount Everest Done!

Team Challenges

Walking the Length of Hadrian's Wall: hadrian's wall

Walking the Length of Hadrian's Wall

Our 2nd challenge is to walk the length of Hadrian's Wall in 2 weeks.

The Meadowhall Challenge: meadowhall

The Meadowhall Challenge

We aim to walk 897,600 steps (equalivalent to 100 Laps) which is 170 miles of Meadowhall Shopping Centre in 22 days!

Conquering the Eiffel Tower, 10 times in a day!: eiffel-tower-431x300

Conquering the Eiffel Tower, 10 times in a day!

For our third team challenge we're going to walk up and down the Eiffel Tower, 10 times in one day.

Climbing Mount Everest (in steps): mount-everest-1

Climbing Mount Everest (in steps)

The first challenge we set ourselves was to conquer the giant that is Mount Everest while still balancing a full week of work.

Upcoming Events

NHS Rotherham Events (Stop Smoking Help): 8e00704e-b469-4671-815f-9450f7fe301d

NHS Rotherham Events (Stop Smoking Help)

Some people prefer one-to-one help. You can walk into one of the service's drop-in centres or book an appointment in advance.

Mind Your Own Business Training Dates 2011/12: MYOB_logo_cmyk

Mind Your Own Business Training Dates 2011/12

Please see the attached flyer for forthcoming dates for the Mental Health First Aid and Managing Mental Health training courses

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