Welcome to Shandwell - Strategic Health and Wellbeing


I’m John Picken and thank you for visiting the Shandwell website.

Shandwell’s purpose is to help make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the working age population. 

The demographics of this population are changing as is the understanding that physical and mental health are intrinsically linked.  To address these changes and associated risks effectively, there needs to be much greater emphasis on education, prevention and early intervention.

I hope you find what you read here interesting and useful. If you have any comments or ideas, I’d be very pleased to hear from you.

John Picken

Menopause Brain

I found this interview with Dr Nicola Gates compelling and insightful. It covers the following: – How women’s hormones change and signal the bookend to

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Mandated Covid Vaccinations

I feel sick to the stomach every time I read about previously healthy individuals, at no statistically meaningful risk from Covid, being seriously injured or

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For anyone like me who didn’t appreciate that there are 6 main causes of Burnout, this article highlights them: Unsustainable workload Perceived lack of control/autonomy

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A Brighter Horizon

I’ve just read a social media post stating that in the UK, 1 in 14 people aged 65 and over are diagnosed with dementia. Not

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