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If you type ‘anxiety’ into a search engine, the following definition is the result: ‘a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.’ It’s short and simple, but quite frankly it doesn’t describe the true debilitating effect that anxiety can have.Back in...

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Mental health: two words that are becoming more and more common in everyday conversation. It’s positive progress, and in the bank we’re continuing to build a diverse and inclusive environment where people can speak openly.Ben Jenkinson, a Change Analyst in Remediation & Complaints, was...

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Diversity and Inclusion. Two words that are used a lot these days, but what do they mean for us, and how do they guide the way we work as a bank and an employer?Recently I’ve had the chance to talk to several colleagues – from senior leaders, to young apprentices – about this topic. We spoke not...

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In 2015 we announced two important targets for the gender balance of our people across RBS. Firstly, we set the goal that women should fill more than 30% of the senior roles in each of our business areas by 2020. 30% is often cited as the tipping point where a smaller group stops being seen as a...

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As we start a New Year and reflect on our goals, one of the real challenges we face is achieving better gender balance in senior roles across our organisation.A lot of progress has been made in this area – we have some outstanding female leaders and a thriving women’s network – but there’s still a...

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioural disorder in the UK, affecting around 5% of children and young people. What’s less often noted is that many adults also live with the condition.Our colleague, Hannah Adelsberg-Mclean was diagnosed with ADHD in 2015....

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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) affects an estimated 250,000 people in the UK, and around 17 million people worldwide, according to the charity Action For M.E.Also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, M.E is a neurological illness that can be characterised by a number of symptoms, including muscle...

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