Ronnie Patterson is a trainer for the MOD Guard Service (MGS). Before joining the DIO, Ronnie served in the Forces for 12 years, seeing action in the Gulf War and in Northern Ireland. He then had a successful career as …
Nikki Halford joined DIO in November as Head of the Transformation and Change team and it’s a role she is highly qualified for. Having started as a junior grade in the Civil Service 26-years ago, she has experienced change at …
Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to raise awareness about what stress is, how it can affect us and what tools and support mechanisms are available to help those who need it. A little bit of …
Sunday 10 October is World Mental Health Day and I’d like to share my personal thoughts and feelings around mental health.
This month is Stress Awareness Month which raises awareness of the causes of stress and looks at ways to reduce it. In this blog, I’d like to highlight what DIO is doing to support colleagues through stress and share some of my own tips on how I manage stress.
Winter is upon us, which means a drop in temperatures, shorter days, less sunlight and darker nights. We may sleep for longer, feel sluggish and find the simplest tasks difficult to complete.
We’re also dealing with the continued impact of COVID-19 and the extended lockdown restrictions may have caused additional strain on our mental health. This combined with the change of season can affect our mental health, so it’s important that we make it a priority.
We’ve been awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Achievement Award for the fourth consecutive year. This is an excellent achievement for an organisation as large, diverse and as complex as DIO.
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and I’d like to highlight some of the work that DIO is doing to support our staff who are continuing to keep Defence working.