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Moving House? 25% discount for Members on conveyancing

28.05.20

The FMPA are delighted to be able to offer 25% on conveyancing from our Business Partners, Knights PLC. Knights PLC conveyancing team can cover sales and purchase transactions and aims to complete the transaction within 6-8 weeks from when the contract pack is sent or received until exchange of contracts.  It can be quicker or […]

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RIP Bristol City FC Physiotherapist, Buster Footman

27.05.20

[By Gavin Blackwell] Harold ‘Buster’ Footman, who has passed away at the age of 81, raised more than £100,000 for charities, during his career as physiotherapist with firstly Southend United and then Bristol City Football Clubs. After ten seasons working at his home town club Southend, he moved to Bristol City in 1988 and spent […]

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COMING BACK STRONGER 2: SOLVING PROBLEMS EFFECTIVELY TOGETHER

21.05.20

Written by Dr Caroline Marlow, a Chartered Psychologist specialising in wellbeing and performance psychology and Director of L&M Consulting Ltd.   The gradual lifting of restrictions may well bring new concerns to your family, household and/or workplace as you grapple with the logistics and become clearer of, and closer to, what might be a new […]

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COMING BACK STRONGER 1: COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY WITH EACH OTHER.

13.05.20

Written by Dr Caroline Marlow, a Chartered Psychologist specialising in wellbeing and performance psychology and Director of L&M Consulting Ltd. Now, effective communication and the sharing of perspectives with our families and/or our work colleagues is crucial if we are to co-operatively and constructively rebuild and move forward. Over the last months, even amongst small […]

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BMJ – Covid-19 Resources

12.05.20

The BMJ has some COVID-19 related content freely available across all our journals. It may be useful to yourself or colleagues in the challenges that we’re facing. https://www.bmj.com/coronavirus There is also  free access to their most relevant CPD online courses to update and refresh clinical knowledge for those supporting our healthcare systems in the fight against COVID-19: […]

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Is It OK To …? Answering the New Questions that Affect Our Psychological Wellbeing

30.04.20

Written by Dr Caroline Marlow, a Chartered Psychologist specialising in wellbeing and performance psychology and Director of L&M Consulting Ltd.   We are all living a different ‘new normal’, with many differences amongst us and within our own daily living. This brings new concerns, pressures, challenges, opportunities and questions, some of which we have in […]

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LIVING WITH OTHERS? HOW TO LOOK AFTER EVERYONE’S MENTAL HEALTH DURING ‘STAY AT HOME’.

22.04.20

Written by Dr Caroline Marlow, a Chartered Psychologist specialising in wellbeing and performance psychology and Director of L&M Consulting Ltd. How we interact and live with our families, partners, and house-mates during the corona virus stay at home period can greatly influence all of our mental health, psychological wellbeing and resilience. Everyone in your household […]

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FMPA Partner with leading financial planners – Pareto

07.04.20

Send us your question, confidentially – CLICK HERE The FMPA have now concluded a partnership with leading financial planners, Pareto.  The need for our Members to have access to advisors in this capacity has always been a priority for the FMPA and following several months of engagement and discussion we are delighted to appoint Pareto […]

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FMPA: Since 2010

04.04.20

In its original format my message for our Members was celebratory. This week is the 10th anniversary of the FMPA`s launch in April 2010 and there is of course much to celebrate in terms of our achievements. But in the space of a few days it no longer seems important – or appropriate – to […]

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LIVING WITH OTHERS? HOW TO LOOK AFTER EVERYONE’S MENTAL HEALTH DURING ‘STAY AT HOME’.

03.04.20

Part 1: Day to Day Organisation Written for the FMPA by Dr Caroline Marlow, Chartered Sport & Exercise Psychologist and Director of L&M Consulting Ltd., this is Part 1 of a mini-series of  ‘how to’ promote #mentalhealth whilst living with others during the #coronavirus #stayathome period. We often consider resilience and psychological wellbeing from a personal […]

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Latest information for self- employed staff

02.04.20

A significant number of our members work on a self-employed basis and full details regarding government support have only just emerged. Many affected self-employed workers will receive direct cash grants, through a UK-wide scheme, to help them during the coronavirus outbreak. Self-employed individuals and members of partnerships in the UK could receive up to £2,500 per month […]

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Mental Health: Helpline support for FMPA Members

01.04.20

FMPA members are to be given free access to a national helpline which will offer support on issues relating to anxiety and mental health. Sporting Chance Clinic is a renowned charity established by former footballer Tony Adams and already works closely with the PFA in supporting their members. Having engaged with Sporting Chance repeatedly over […]

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JOB INSECURITY: REDUCING ITS NEGATIVE EFFECT ON YOUR WELLBEING

31.03.20

Caroline Marlow – L & M Consulting A 2019 FMPA Survey showed job insecurity to be the overwhelming issue that most concerns FMPA members about their working/professional environment. Stress literature suggests that job insecurity, the perceived probability and perceived severity of losing one’s job, can be as stressful as losing your job. This is because […]

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OPEN ACCESS: ‘football medicine & performance’ Spring 2020 – OUT NOW

30.03.20

From the Editor: Football has never mattered less, and its absence reflects the surreal nature of the current situation we are living through. Some day it will return and we’ll savour it as a beacon of normality. Right now, many of you working in football may be uncertain about your future, and fearful for the […]

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23 Frequently Asked Questions (including our practical 10 step guide for employers)

30.03.20

We expect that you will be inundated with guides on the CJRS. Each will be similar in many ways but you may find there is some differing of opinion. That is because the right of “furlough” is new to the UK. It never previously existed here. The term furlough already exists in other jurisdictions (e.g. […]

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Covid-19 UPDATE: Support for employers and employees

24.03.20

The UK government has announced a number of measures to assist employers and employees during this time.  FMPA Lawyer, Martin Price, has prepared a second document to assist our Members and tells us more about “furloughed” employees. Members will need to log in to view this document. CLICK HERE

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PODCAST: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

24.03.20

Thank you to all who emailed questions concerning employment amidst the current situation following the recent dissemination of our document: CORONAVIRUS: What employers ( & employees) need to know . Employment law specialist, Martin Price, talks to FMPA CEO Eamonn Salmon and answers your questions in this podcast. LISTEN NOW

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COVID-19: Dr Imtiaz Ahmad, Head of Medical, QPR FC

23.03.20

Dr Imtiaz Ahmad, QPR’s Head of Medical, runs through an in-depth presentation on what you need to know about COVID-19. You can download the slides from the presentation here: https://we.tl/t-cU5MTx0olg Please note, this interview was recorded on Friday 20th March prior to the closure of bars and restaurants. WATCH NOW

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Coronavirus: What employers (and employees) need to know

20.03.20

The FMPA have been fielding many calls from concerned members regarding their position at clubs during this unprecedented time.  Accordingly, we are in liaison with our Lawyers, Knights PLC, who, along with the FMPA, have produced a statement for Members concerning the law around employment.  We are also increasing our online content that Members will […]

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Looking after our Mental Health during Covid-19 outbreak

19.03.20

Consultant Sport Psychiatrist, Dr Tim Rogers has put together some advice that might help with our #mentalhealth during the #coronavirus #COVID2019 period. Social distancing prevents infections, but social isolation can significantly increase the risk of other health problems, both physical and mental. What can we do? Being connected to others in a supportive community does […]

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Moving House? 25% discount for Members on conveyancing

28.05.20

The FMPA are delighted to be able to offer 25% on conveyancing from our Business Partners, Knights PLC. Knights PLC conveyancing team can cover sales and purchase transactions and aims to complete the transaction within 6-8 weeks from when the contract pack is sent or received until exchange of contracts.  It can be quicker or […]

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RIP Bristol City FC Physiotherapist, Buster Footman

27.05.20

[By Gavin Blackwell] Harold ‘Buster’ Footman, who has passed away at the age of 81, raised more than £100,000 for charities, during his career as physiotherapist with firstly Southend United and then Bristol City Football Clubs. After ten seasons working at his home town club Southend, he moved to Bristol City in 1988 and spent […]

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COMING BACK STRONGER 2: SOLVING PROBLEMS EFFECTIVELY TOGETHER

21.05.20

Written by Dr Caroline Marlow, a Chartered Psychologist specialising in wellbeing and performance psychology and Director of L&M Consulting Ltd.   The gradual lifting of restrictions may well bring new concerns to your family, household and/or workplace as you grapple with the logistics and become clearer of, and closer to, what might be a new […]