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

How Technology is Overstressing our Brain

    I found this interview with Dr Mark Rego very interesting. https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/2018830340/frontal-fatigue-how-technology-is-overstressing-our-brain  He shares his thoughts on why mental illness and stress are skyrocketing

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