The Public Health Agency (PHA) is continuing to work with Health and Social Care and government colleagues in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK to ensure we are prepared for the risk of Ebola. Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a rare but severe disease caused by the Ebola virus. Five steps towards better mental health Five steps towards better mental health Today on World Mental Health Day, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging people to adopt five simple steps to improve their mental wellbeing.
Looking after mental health is just as important as taking care of physical health, so the PHA is urging people to look at ways of improving their mental health and wellbeing. The Five Ways to Wellbeing were developed by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and are: • Connect – engage with the people around you – family, friends, colleagues and neighbours, at home, work, school, or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Jean Tirole (pictured) is awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his analysis of market power and regulation.
Evo Morales is re-elected for a third term as President of Bolivia. Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their activism against the oppression of children and young people. The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to French historical author and novelist Patrick Modiano. Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, and William Moerner are awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on stimulated emission depletion microscopy and photoactivated localization microscopy.
The Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes used in energy-saving lights. Decide who will help you with your duties As an employer, you must appoint someone competent to help you meet your health and safety duties. A competent person is someone with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to manage health and safety. If you run a low-risk business, health and safety is something you can manage without needing to buy in expert help.
Here you could appoint yourself as a competent person or one or more of your workers. However, if you are not confident of your ability to manage all health and safety in-house, or if you are a higher-risk business, you may need some external help or advice. Deciding what help you need is very important. Unless you are clear about what you want, you probably won’t get the help you need. Use the links below to help you ask the right questions.