Dyslexia Awareness Week

To support the awareness campaign, Breaking through Barriers
Chris Blake talks about being Innovative, Creative and Aubergines!
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iView Health supports and promotes positive health outcomes for the individual, through direct Health monitoring of LIVE bio statistics. Combined with regular wellbeing checks, patients and employees can effectively work with their support base to resolve health or mental issues. 

Boosting care quality also comes from better insights once you can monitor change. IView Health gives you those insights. Analysis of data to help professionals predict and prevent health incidents and determine effective treatments.

Getting insights into patients care needs, helping to deliver patient or employee care at the right time. By Continuously monitoring individuals’ conditions by gathering data from secure Smart Wearable technology to provide timely alerts. 

  • Benefits to Organisations either Employers or Health Delivery
  • Enabling Personalised Care
  • Nurture direct relationships with individuals 
  • Improve Patient or Employee care and outcomes 
  • Connect with Individuals in new ways 
  • Strengthen those relationships with intelligent and digital services 
  • Enable more informed choices at point of data 
  • Care teams spend less time on travel, coordination, and other tasks 
  • Increase Patient/employee throughput 
  • Base decisions on actional health biometric information 
  • Lower costs and reduce risks. 

Using our proprietary system, professionals can monitor, view, and respond to the individuals needs and provide effective management. 

lady practicing mindfulness lying down

Mindfulness is the practice of ensuring that your mind is entirely focused on what’s going on, what you’re doing, and the environment you’re in. That may appear insignificant, except for the fact that we frequently stray from the topic at hand. Our minds take flight, we lose contact with our bodies, and we find ourselves immersed in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened or worrying about the future. That makes us anxious, worried and uncomfortable.  

Mindfulness is the fundamental human ability to be completely present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, without becoming overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is going on around us. 

The Benefits of Mindfulness   

When we practice mindfulness, it is not necessary to focus on the advantages, but rather to focus on the exercise itself; however, there are many benefits that mindfulness provides. When we are mindful, we minimise stress, improve performance, acquire insight and awareness by studying our own minds, and pay more attention to the well-being of others. 

Mindfulness allows us to suspend judgement and explore our natural curiosity in the workings of the mind, approaching our experience with warmth and kindness—both to ourselves and to others. 

The Types of Mindfulness Practice 

While mindfulness is innate, it can be cultivated through proven techniques. The main goal of mindfulness is to pay complete, conscious attention to everything you are doing. Paying attention is the key to becoming present and being anchored in the present moment, not living in the past or worrying about the future, but just enjoying life as it was intended to be lived. When you start paying attention again, you initiate fundamental changes that have an impact on your entire life. You start seeing the world with the same zest, freshness, and delight that you had as a youngster. Anxiety, tension, dissatisfaction, and tiredness all can be reduced through practicing mindfulness

Here are some examples of mindfulness techniques: 

1. Breathing Exercises 

2. Physical Exercises 

3. Sensory Exercises 

4.  5-4-3-2-1 Technique 

5.  Anchoring Phrase 

Read more about our favourite mindfulness techniques. 

Mindfulness at iView

We are thrilled to launch our brand-new iView Mindfulness Video Series.  A series of instructive and enjoyable courses can help you improve your mindfulness, study, and workplace abilities if you carefully follow the Mindfulness for Study book. Each video corresponds to a different chapter in the Mindfulness for Study book, and it guides you through the book with interactive features, exercises, and quizzes. You may pause the videos at any moment and start where you left off when you are ready, taking notes and underlining key points on your printed copy. 

Our interactive Mindfulness for Study tutorials were developed with the help of our partners at Loughborough University. The films are intended to assist anyone suffering from mental health issues and anxiety, as well as to give fantastic advice for anyone on the Autistic Spectrum or who is simply finding life more difficult. The Mindfulness for Study teaching series is based on the best-selling book of the same name. To obtain the Mindfulness for Study e-book, please contact iView

Non-medical help sign language interpreter

Around 17.3% UK higher education students said that they had a disability in 2020. For some of these students, non-medical help is vital to complete their university degree. What is non-medical help, and how exactly does it help university students succeed? 

What is non-medical help? 

Non-medical help provides disabled students with support workers to help with their studies. Any additional support that is provided by a person rather than a technology, is classed as non-medical help. 

The Non-Medical Help Allowance is to provide funding for additional support which you may require due to a disability to undertake your course on an equal basis to other students. Any additional help and support that you receive to help to maximise your potential during studies is known as non-medical help. 

This can be used to help pay for support workers or other non-medical helpers that you may need to benefit fully from your course such as a note taker, study skills tutor, library assistant or specialist mentoring support. 

Some common examples of non-medical help are: 

  • British Sign Language interpreters (BSL) 
  • Tactile BSL 
  • Note takers/ scribes 
  • Proof-readers 
  • Mentors 
  • IT training 
  • Study skills support 
  • Mobility support 

Non-medical help does not cover:  

  • Subject specific tuition  
  • Support that would normally be provided by Social Services 
  • Diagnostic services 

How does non-medical help benefit students? 

Depending on your disability and individual needs, there are various types of non-medical help available, with a variety of benefits. Of course, the overarching benefit to receiving non-medical help is equal opportunity to succeed and get the most out of your university or college education. 

Non-medical help support workers fully understand the needs of the student, meaning that the help they offer is specifically tailored to the individual’s needs. This is a large benefit to non-medical help for many students, especially when classes are large and education providers cannot cater to these specific needs. They can help you to develop and maintain study patterns by providing support with timetabling, goal setting, and managing appropriate levels of study. They can also help you to come to terms with your diagnosis and talk to you about the potential impact on your studies.  

Support workers offer a strict level of confidentiality, punctuality, respect, and reliability whilst not participating in class discussions, providing answers, or correcting errors in your work. This allows a fair and healthy learning experience for the student receiving non-medical help – allowing them to use the support worker strictly as a tool to succeed. 

How can Wyvern assist you with non-medical help?  

Wyvern Business Systems (WBS) are one of the largest DSA Approved suppliers and offer non-medical help for students with a disability. WBS services include, assistive technology training, British sign language interpreting and student support.  

WBS trainers specialise in one-to-one training to ensure that students get a full understanding of their assistive technology. Our non-medical help services allow students to: gain better understanding and improve communication throughout their education; have equal opportunities throughout their education; and learn and develop knowledge effectively. 

As one of the largest suppliers in the DSA industry, Wyvern Business Systems offer non-medical help, assistive technology software and hardware and ergonomic products at vastly discounted prices, directly to any student. 

Contact Wyvern today to find out more about what non-medical help you can receive.