Matters of personal responsibility

Just been listening to a representative of England's NHS discussing how the demands for and pressure on the NHS increase during the Christmas season when a lot of people go a bit mad. Fuelled by alcohol and other drugs, or just high spirits, more people than usual do stupid things which result in them being …

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Taking Mental Health Seriously

I read a statistic this morning which really stopped me in my tracks. The Public Relations & Communications Association (PRCA) in the UK says 59% of PR and communications practitioners have suffered from mental health issues. They have released a very impressive looking toolkit which includes a reference to a #FuturePRoof report on mental health which …

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A thought or two on the way people receive information best

When people are working internationally two big considerations are language and culture. We put effort into understanding what works best with our audience. If in the communications business as I have been, understanding what works best is more than anything about appreciating what is heard as much as what is said. Sometimes there are communication …

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News should be on a Need To Know basis

I appear to be in a minority of one on this, but I think that "news" is the reporting of something which has happened, completed, done, finished. In pre-digital instant news days, the media reported matters with some decorum. The news outlets, both print and broadcast, were awash with sub-editors and lawyers. Everybody checked and …

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