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Mental health training options to help beauty businesses support employees

By Rebecca Hitchon | 10 October 2022

Scratch highlights different coaching providers to help support employers’ understanding and management of staff mental health matters. VTCT Believing in an industry that recognises the importance of their workforce’s mental wellbeing, awarding and assessment organisation, the Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT), added Mental Health Awareness to its range of vocational…

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Mental health awareness: How the nail sector has saved me from my struggles

By Rebecca Hitchon | 9 May 2022

Sheryl Cooper, owner of nail art supplier, Enchanted Essence, and home salon, Nails By Sheryl, opens up about how getting involved in the nail industry boosted her mental health and how she champions mental wellbeing in her businesses. In 2016 I had my daughter, Isla, and within six months I…

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Two thirds of social media users want better mental health protection

By Kat Hill | 13 April 2021

New research has found that two thirds of UK adults with a social media account believe social media companies have a duty to protect the mental health of people who use their platforms. Focusing on social media use during the pandemic, 4,000 people were surveyed by wellbeing company, Soul Analyse, and OnePoll.…

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The Beauty Edit Podcast launches affirmation cards

By Kat Hill | 9 February 2021

The mother-daughter duo behind beauty industry-focused podcast, The Beauty Edit, has created Positive Affirmation Cards, including uplifting statements to promote positivity especially for nail & beauty professionals. Featuring 32 cards, Amanda & Shelby Holmes created the deck to help ‘challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts’, with a variety of…

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How to deal with stress

By Scratch Staff | 31 January 2019

When you’re back-to-back with appointments and rushed off your feet in the salon or on the move, your work life can sometimes feel a little daunting. To help promote calmness in his tekking career, session nail stylist, Robbie Tomkins, recommends meditation. “I’ve been meditating for around three years. It allows me…

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