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


From some initial research I’m doing into the role testosterone plays in health, wellbeing and workplace performance, it’s becoming clear that there is a real

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Roga Life

I’m very interested in following the progress of this new proposition to reduce anxiety. Visit the website here https://rogalife.com/ Co-founder and Chief Scientist is Dr

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Low Testosterone

I found this article on decreasing levels of testosterone fascinating. Why are men’s testosterone levels decreasing? With symptoms including lethargy, impaired sleep patterns, low mood,

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How old is your brain?

Most people would say the same age as the rest of their body. Which is correct, physically.  However, do you know your brain’s functional age? The

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