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Author: Michael Grimes

           

Employee well-being and mental health addressed by BetterPoints 5-a-DAY WFH programme

A new tool from behaviour change technology experts BetterPoints aims to prevent a wellbeing crisis among staff working from home.   Almost a fifth of the UK population will need mental health support as a direct consequence of Covid-19, reported the Guardian last week. Meanwhile, the Mirror revealed that office workers fear their mental health will suffer if they have to spend…
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Climathon Sheffield – an ideathon to tackle e-waste and digital deprivation in the region

The UK is one of the biggest producers of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in the world. We consume 1.8 million electronic items every year, yet we recycle less than 20% of our e-waste. Meanwhile, over 30% of parents with school-age children report their child does not have access to an internet device for…
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BetterPoints helped Paul’s mission to stay fit after cancer diagnosis

Nothing is more motivating than hearing stories from BetterPoints users, how they started, the ups and downs and what keeps them going. Recently we heard from Paul, one of the highest achievers in our September Postcard Challenge, which rewarded virtual postcards for walking and cycling. Paul’s story is an inspiring one. It began with a…
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BetterPoints hits 10 million sustainable journeys

8 October was Clean Air Day, ‘the UK’s largest air pollution campaign’. And, as if we’d planned it, the number of active or sustainable travel journeys made by BetterPoints users had just passed 10 million. To mark Clean Air Day, we created a special medal for users of our app who walk or cycle today.…
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Cash boost to get more kids cycling and walking to school

As Bike to School Week kicked off yesterday (28 September), the UK government announced £2 million to get more young people and their families physically active: support to help more children cycle or walk as part of their journey to school in-school cycle repair scheme to ensure children’s bikes are fit for the road. Half…
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