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Let’s Do More to Tackle Mental Health in the Workplace

Around four out of ten employers have no guidelines in place to help managers deal with mental health issues. A CIPD Health and Well-Being at Work report in 2019 says that just 9% of employers have a standalone mental health policy for employees, and this report also highlights that mental health training is offered by less than half of companies for their w

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People

Managing Information in the Digital Workplace

Written by Lena Durbec, Workplace Innovation and Wellbeing at Work consultant. A longer version of this article can be found on her website neuroptimist.eu We are living in an age when there has never been as much information coming at us from all angles, day and night. Many people now can’t find a way to escape from this digital overload, and their inabil

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Wellness

Building a Business Case for Workplace Wellness

We’re currently living through very challenging times. The constant bickering over Brexit, political uncertainty like having a General Election in the mid winter before Christmas and the continuing austerity, are just a few of the factors that have led to a tangible feeling of angst in the UK. This and other socio-economic-political factors have led to

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News

Time To Talk 2020

Time To Talk day is a really important opportunity to recognise that one of the most effective ways to deal with mental health is to be able to open up and talk about it. Our Chief De-stressing Officer, Neil Shah says: “We really need to think a lot more deeply about the conversations we are having.”

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Wellness

Day 1 of your International Stress Awareness Week Resilience Programme

International Stress Awareness Week: 4th-8th November 2019 The theme of International Stress Awareness Week 2019 is ‘Resilience’ and we have put together our top tips to increasing personal resilience, derived from our flagship ‘Excelling under Pressure: Mastering Personal Resilience’ Workshop Resilience refers to how well you can cope

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Wellness

Day 2 of your International Stress Awareness Week Resilience Programme

The theme of International Stress Awareness Week 2019 is ‘Resilience’ and we have put together our top tips to increasing personal resilience, derived from our flagship ‘Excelling under Pressure: Mastering Personal Resilience’ Workshop Day 2: Find the Sense of Purpose in Your Life In 2003, following a traumatic personal situation that lead to a break

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Wellness

Day 3 of your International Stress Awareness Week Resilience Programme

Day 3: Develop Positive Beliefs in Your Own Abilities If you believe you are strong and can cope with the pressures and demands of life, you are correct. If you believe you are weak and unable to cope with all that life throws at you, you are also right. Whatever you believe eventually becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Having confidence in your ability

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Wellness

Day 4 of your International Stress Awareness Week Resilience Programme

Day Four: Create a Strong Support Network It’s important to have people you can turn to in times of need, friends or family members you can confide in. Having caring, supportive people around you act as a safety net to your bridge in times of crisis. While simply talking about a situation with a friend or loved one won’t make your troubles go awa

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Wellness

Day 5 of your International Stress Awareness Week Resilience Programme

  Day Five: Self-Love and Self-Care When you are under pressure and experiencing stress, it can be all too easy to neglect yourself. Losing your appetite, ignoring exercise, and not getting enough sleep are all common symptoms of a bowing and buckling bridge. Focus on building your self-nurturance skills, even when you’re troubled.

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International Stress Awareness Week 2019 – ‘Building Personal Resilience’

It’s almost time for International Stress Awareness Week (ISAW). The theme for ISAW 2019 (4th to 8th November) is ‘Developing Resilience’. This is a great opportunity to consider how you can increase both your personal resilience, begin to develop a more resilient team and in turn a culture of wellbeing within your organisation. To support you in your

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Culture

Save £61 billion per year by prioritising health and wellbeing

New research this week from Vitality’s Britain’s Healthiest Workplace study, which is developed in partnership with RAND Europe and the University of Cambridge, found that British businesses lost the equivalent of £81bn as a result of ill-health related absence and presenteeism in 2018 overall. This equates to a £4bn increase on 2017. According to the

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Wellness

Employees 3x more likely to discuss physical ailments over mental health issues

Two thirds of us experience Mental Health problems at some point in our lives and a recent study from the Mental Health Foundation found 1 in 6.8 people experience mental health problems in the workplace. So even if you do not struggle with a Mental Health problem yourself, the chances are one of your colleagues does. This week The Great Big Workplace Adjust

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