Thursday, 11 February 2021

How has coronavirus affected mental health?

 How has mental health changed? 

Mental health problems have worsened across all age-groups in the past year.

In adults, the proportion of individuals showing symptoms of depression has almost doubled since the start of the pandemic, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The full story can be found at the BBC 

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Friday, 5 February 2021

Have you ever thought about becoming a steward in UNISON

 Getting more involved in UNISON

There are many different ways in which you can become more involved in UNISON. Have a go at our Activate! game, or find out more about some of our popular roles, including:

  • steward
  • learning rep
  • branch welfare officer
  • branch treasurer

You'll find them all in this section.

Getting more involved in UNISON: activist roles

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

We need to hear your views

The government's Disability Unit are conducting a public survey, which will feed in to their upcoming Disability Strategy. 

The Strategy will 'make practical changes to policies which strengthen disabled people’s ability to participate fully in society and will place fairness at the heart of government work on disability, to level up opportunity so everyone can reach their potential and participate in life in this country.'

Complete the survey HERE👇

Monday, 18 January 2021

Now more than ever, it's important to check-in on your mental health.

We are all dealing with a lot of uncertainty. 

visit Every Mind Matters for tips and advice to look after your mental wellbeing.


Thursday, 14 January 2021

Thank you to all our members

As we start 2021 with another lockdown, we wanted to say thank you to all our members for all the support, kindness and patience you showed us and to fellow colleagues last year. 

It made such a difference.

We also wanted to reassure you that we’re still here for you. Whether it’s online, over the phone, we’ll continue to do all we can to support you, all you need to do is ask.


Key workers offered free cruises with Royal Caribbean - how to get tickets

  Royal Caribbean is offering free cruises to key workers in the UK to thank them for their efforts during the  COVID  pandemic. The cruise ...