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Written from a WHISC viewpoint, our blog posts are designed to make you think. Click on a link below for the full article:

2017

  • 22nd June – I’m sure you were as shocked as I was at the Grenfell Tower blaze…
  • 15th June Speaking from personal experience, having looked after my husband for three years, I know that being a carer can have a tremendous impact on your life…
  • 8th June – Astoundingly, renowned feminist and co-founder of the Spare Rib magazine, Rosie Boycott, has blamed feminism for this country’s current obesity epidemic…
  • 31st May I have to say I’m delighted that Princes William and Harry, and the Duchess of Cambridge have been talking about mental health recently…
  • 10th April As we approach Easter weekend, the sun seems to be making an effort and I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling more positive because of this…
  • 22nd March – Yesterday, The Liverpool Echo published an article about the dress code for Ladies Day at The Grand National. It seems to me that Ladies Day is a relic of a bygone age…
  • 15th February – The World Economic Forum has published a report detailing gender disparities in 144 countries between men and women…
  • 8th February – Far too many times, a more experienced woman has lost out to a less qualified man…
  • 25th January  – This week, MPs published a report asking for the law on workplace dress codes to be toughened up…
  • 19th January – According to The Daily Mail, the Monday just gone is known by psychologists as ‘Blue Monday’, as it’s supposed to be the most depressing day of the year…
  • 12th January – This time of year, just after Christmas, can be particularly grueling…

2016

  • 19th September – In recent weeks, The Daily Mail have reported a story about ‘goat yoga’…
  • 5th September If a drug came on the market to slow the brain’s ageing process…
  • 30th August Once, when I was at junior school, my parents were asked by the teachers to stop me reading so much because I was too advanced for the rest of my class…
  • 22nd August – The BMJ (British Medical Journal) recently published a report that found those who volunteered regularly experienced higher levels of mental well-being than those who never volunteered…
  • 15th AugustAs I type, the newspapers are celebrating Team GB’s greatest ever day at the Olympics…
  • 8th August – As you’re probably aware, Pokémon GO has been making news since it was released a few short weeks ago…
  • 1st August It is less than a year since the beloved Liverpool Women’s Hospital was celebrating its 20 year anniversary of being officially opened by the late Princess Diana of Wales…
  • 25th July – You may have seen in the news that holidaymakers were stuck in horrendous fourteen hour queues on the roads to Dover at the weekend…
  • 18th July Fortunately, especially when on hot summer days like this, WHISC gets to go out and about in the community…
  • 11th July Are you sitting comfortably? Good! Then I shall begin…
  • 4th July – With the news that Caroline Aherne is the latest celebrity to die from cancer this year, you may be forgiven for thinking cancer equals certain death. However, this is far from the case…