Young Workers

  • Living with suicidal thoughts
    by April O'Neill on 15/05/2019 at 13:33

    This Week is mental health awareness week and I thought I would take the time to share my experience of something that will affect 20% of UK adults in their lifetime, suicidal thoughts. In my case I have lived with intrusive suicidal thoughts since I can remember, my earliest memory was when I was 4 […]

  • It’s time to embrace who we are
    by April O'Neill on 13/05/2019 at 11:34

    As we start National mental health awareness week, I couldn’t be more grateful that the focus will be on body image. Finally, it feels we can shine a light on an area that has rarely received the scrutiny it deserves. For both men and women, the issue of “body shaming” and the constant pressure on […]

  • I’m Not “Just a Mum”
    by April O'Neill on 29/11/2018 at 10:32

    As a woman, when you have a child, sometimes it can feel like you’re expected to give up who you once were, everything you loved, your personality etc. Toss everything else to one side and devote your whole life to raising said child. For a while, I did. I completely lost myself, I stopped doing […]

  • Redesign Conference: a Young Workers Perspective
    by Jo Thair on 20/11/2018 at 09:30

    At a time of great political uncertainty with a union movement soul searching to arrest the decline in trade unionism, the timing of CWU’s Redesign Conference couldn’t be more apt. Despite the enormous challenges we face, the opening mood of conference was one of optimism, which turned to pragmatism when necessary to facilitate the difficult […]

  • This week is Alcohol Awareness Week – a time for self-reflection?
    by Jo Thair on 19/11/2018 at 11:01

    From the 19th to  25th November the charity, Alcohol Concern, launch their Alcohol Awareness Week. This week gives them a chance to get people to open up about alcohol consumption and signpost support to those who may need help with alcohol addiction. Alcohol has always been a huge part of British culture. With every celebration, birth and […]