looking after your health


Looking after yourself has benefits for your short-term and long-term health. It can give you more energy, improve your mood, and prevent cognitive decline.  

It can sometimes feel like there are lots of things you have to juggle to stay healthy, which is why, in this section, we're going to explore the small changes you can make to protect your mind and body so that it keeps functioning at its fullest. 

We'll explore ways to protect your heart, look after your liver, and even how to keep your memory sharp so that you can ace the pub quiz.  

Whatever your current physical or mental health conditions, these simple steps are easy to adapt into your daily routine. 

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memory loss: ways to sharpen your memory

Strengthening your memory is important for avoiding cognitive decline and even preventing dementia. There are lots of fun ways you can do it, from games to socialising. Let’s explore how you can have fun sharpening your memory.

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how to keep your liver healthy for longer

Our liver plays an important role in many things, from our energy levels to our ability to process alcohol. However, factors like weight and consuming too much alcohol can put it at risk. In this post, we’ll explore how you can look after your liver.

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daily habits that will keep your heart healthy

We all know it’s important to look after our hearts, but how do we do that? Here are 10 simple daily habits you can adopt to keep your heart healthy.

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natural ways to bring your blood pressure down

Many people suffer from high blood pressure as they get older, and there aren’t always any signs. There are natural ways you can bring it down, though, and these have other health benefits too.

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dementia: how to spot the early signs and get support

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe progressive conditions that affect the brain, including Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal, and dementia with Lewy bodies.

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16 August 2022

espresso mindfulness for beginners

Understand the concept of mindfulness and the ‘opportunity to give it a try’ practicing exercises like mindfulness of breath and three step …
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23 August 2022

espresso understanding mental health: skills for life

Mental health is a fundamental part of your wellbeing.
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6 September 2022

developing a compassionate mind

Learning to support ourselves with care and kindness will equip us with the internal resources we need to manage stressful times. Research has …
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8 September 2022

espresso personal impact, make a memorable first impression

Learn how to make a memorable impact in a variety of work situations.
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your questions answered 

Who is eligible for support?

We support past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)1, ACA students2, ICAEW staff members3, and the family and carers of members and students4

  1. No matter where your career takes you, past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England Wales (ICAEW) are eligible for caba’s services for life, even if you change your career and leave accountancy 
  2. ACA students (ICAEW Provisional Members) who are either an active student or have been an active student within the last three years are eligible for caba's services 
  3. Past and present staff members of the ICAEW or caba are eligible for caba's services for life, even if you leave either organisation. Please note, for former employees, our financial support is only available to those who have had five years continuous employment with either organisation 
  4. Family members and carers of either an eligible past or present ICAEW member, ACA student or past or present employee of the ICAEW or caba are eligible for caba's support. We define a family member as a: 
    1. spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner 
    2. widow, widower or surviving civil partner who has not remarried or cohabiting with a partner 
    3. divorced spouse or civil partner who has not remarried or cohabiting with a partner 
    4. child aged up to 25. Please note, children aged between 16 and 25 are not eligible for individual financial support 
    5. any other person who is or was dependent on the eligible individual supporting them financially or are reliant on the eligible individual’s care 
    6. any other person on whom the eligible individual is reliant, either financially or for care 

You can find out more about our available support both in the UK and around the world on our support we offer  page. 

Are your services means-tested?

If you need financial support, we carry out a means test where we consider income, expenditure, capital and assets.  

*Please note none of our other services are means-tested. 

I’m an accountant, but not a member of ICAEW, can you still help?

Unfortunately not. We only support past and present ICAEW members, their carers and their families. If we are unable to support you, where possible we will point you to help elsewhere.

caba has supported me in the past; can I receive support from caba again?

We understand that circumstances change. If we’ve helped you in the past there’s no reason why we can’t help you again. You can contact us at any time. Please call us if you need our help.

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