Self Harm – Spotlight On (July 2019)

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In this edition we focus the Spotlight On … Self Harm What is Self Harm? Self harm is defined as a direct, deliberate, destruction of ones own body tissue, causing physical injury. Types of self harm can include Cutting or burning of the skin Punching or hitting themselves Picking or scratching of the skin Hair pulling including pulling out eye lashes Overdosing Drinking harmful chemicals Hitting or slapping themselves, or…

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Stroke Awareness – Spotlight on

Stroke Awareness - Spotlight on. Photo is to highlight long term care. Photo by Dominik Lange on Unsplash

In this edition we focus the Spotlight On … Strokes Make May Purple for Stroke, this is an annual event to increase awareness of strokes. Did you know a stroke strikes every five minutes in the UK and one in four strokes happen to people of working age, with the over 55’s being more at risk? A stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part…

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Spotlight on – Drink Driving

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DRINK DRIVING – DON’T BECOME ANOTHER STATISTIC!! Tempting? Yes. Dangerous? Double yes. And it’s not just dangerous for any unsuspecting pedestrians crossing the road, but for you and your future too if you get caught. On average 940 people are killed in drink driving related accidents in Great Britain each year. On average 3,681 people are seriously injured in drink driving related accidents in Great Britain each year. Approximately 85,000…

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Spotlight on – Winter is Coming!

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In this edition we focus the Spotlight on the change in weather. In this issue of Spotlight we are focusing on the often unpredictable weather in the UK, and how this can have an impact on the homeless and vulnerable. Would you be able to survive a night out in the cold? Some people do not have a choice. The most common small talk topic… British Weather! Britain is well…

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Spotlight on – Sexism in Sport

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In this edition we focus the Spotlight On … Sexism in Sport In this issue of Spotlight we are focusing on the difference between male sport and female sport. It is thought that male sport is a lot more popular than female sport but is this due to preference or is this due to other factors such as a lack of female sport coverage on television? Which leads to the…

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Spotlight on – Domestic Violence

This issue of Spotlight on focuses on Domestic Violence Domestic abuse is an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour including sexual violence. In most cases, the perpetrator can be a partner, ex-partner, family member or a carer. It is more common than you may realise, as both men and women can be effected, however more women come forward to report these cases than men.…

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Spotlight on – July 2017

This year Samaritans Awareness Day is being held on 24th July 2017. Therefore Omega have focused the Spotlight On.. Emotional Support. There are several everyday factors which can result in an individual feeling stressed, unable to cope or very emotional. Such as money worries, heavy work schedules and unsteady relationships. Feeling stressed or not your typical self can have an impact on many areas of your life, therefore it is…

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Spotlight on – Coercive Control

What is Coercive Control? In 2015 the UK Government introduced new laws which carry a maximum 5 year jail The law – which has been praised by women’s charities – can help victims achieve justice and will hope-fully instigate cultural change around this lesser-known side of domestic abuse. Coercive Control is the emotional and psychological abuse of a partner, through threats and restrictions, as well as physical violence.

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Spotlight on … November 2016

In this edition we focus the Spotlight On … Bullying and Harassment This year Anti Bullying Week is being held from the 14th till 18th November 2016 therefore Omega have put the Spotlight On… Bullying and Harassment. The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of bullying that can effect both children and adults. Bullying takes place as much in a playground as it does in a workplace and…

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Spotlight on … September 2016

In this edition we focus the Spotlight On … Success Stories With the Olympics last month and the Paralympics approaching, Omega have focused this months Equality and Diversity Spotlight Topic on ‘Success Stories’. Recently the Olympics has inspired most of us, whether this is through the athletes who still have day to day jobs, or the bravery of paralympians, who compete in a sport they love, despite having a disability.…

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