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New Wellbeing Hub for Members’ Staff

The Wellness Working Group has launched a new Wellbeing Hub for Members’ Staff. This is a dedicated space created by MPs’ staff for MPs’ staff; they know just how difficult this job can be and the importance of taking time to look after yourself.  They have gathered all resources to support you on this site.…

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The Public Affairs Guide to Westminster: The Handbook of Effective and Ethical Lobbying

Award-winning public affairs professional Robert McGeachy has written The Public Affairs Guide to Westminster: The Handbook of Effective and Ethical Lobbying, drawing upon his experience of working in the House of Lords for many years, and of leading successful UK-wide public affairs campaigns. The Westminster Public Affairs Guide shows organisations and individuals how to influence…

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All MPs’ staff phone-in – Supporting individuals with Hoarding disorder

The Members’ Services Team run all-Members’ staff phone-ins monthly. These events are available to book through our learning management system, Act. Supporting individuals with Hoarding disorder Tuesday 18 May 10-11am – Supporting individuals with Hoarding disorder

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Commons Library Research Briefing – “Common law marriage” and cohabitation

This Commons Library briefing paper provides general information about how the law applies to cohabitants, the number of cohabiting couples, and about the Law Commission’s proposals for reform. The number of couples choosing to live together (cohabit) without getting married or entering a civil partnership, in what is often called “a common law marriage”, increased…

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Commons Library Research Briefing – Coronavirus: International Travel FAQs for England

The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper which provides answers to frequently asked questions about international travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus: International Travel FAQs for England This paper is a compilation of frequently asked questions about international travel from and to England, and how it is affected by current restrictions…

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Commons Library Research Briefing – Universal Credit: A reading list

The Commons Library has produced a Universal Credit reading list covering the new benefit from its development more than a decade ago through to April 2020. You can find it here: https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-9211/

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Virtual Events for Mental Health Awareness Week – 10th – 14th May

Please join us for a series of fascinating events to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. We are also launching the WWG’s very own SharePoint site which includes information on: Spending the IPSA wellbeing funds Group supervision – what is it and how might it help staff? Employee Assistance Programme Courses run by the House on…

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Hotlines list updated 22 April 2021

The hotlines list has been updated today. Please can you ensure that you use only the current list which can be found on the intranet here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/research-online-resources/research/constituency-casework/w4mp-hotlines.pdf Please do not save or print the hotlines list, as this risks you using incorrect details and causing annoyance to the people you are contacting.

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Follow the Speaker on Twitter

Follow the new official @CommonsSpeaker Twitter account! The Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, launched his new official Speaker Twitter  account on Wednesday 21 April 2021. Follow @CommonsSpeaker to stay up to date with his work as Speaker of the UK House of Commons, both inside and beyond the Chamber.

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Wellness Working Group Virtual meeting: Kooth, Mental Health Support for Children and Young People

Wellness Working Group Online Event Kooth.com, Mental Health Support for Children and Young People Time: 11am – 12pm Date: Friday 16 April 2021 Dr. Lynne Green, Consultant Psychologist and Chief Clinical Officer and Gareth Evans, Director of Accounts and Engagement for Kooth will cover what Kooth is for children and young people, how to talk…

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