Happiness

Posted on : January 23, 2019

All suffering is caused by desire and craving - The Second Nobel Truth, Buddhism There is no need to be a Buddhist to understand this simple truth. There seems to an innate drive in all of us to want more, whether it is nice food, time with loved ones or...

Mindfulness

Posted on : January 23, 2019

Mindfulness What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is the action of focusing awareness completely on the present moment. It is about observing and acknowledging current feelings, thoughts, emotions and physical sensations in a calm and almost detached way that in fact allows you to be much more aware and connected to yourself....

MHFA Open Course 16 – 17 January 2019

Posted on : January 22, 2019

Recently, we delivered our first MHFA Open Course at the Kyte Hotel, Darrington. Delegates from a range of backgrounds, including construction, security and finance, came from across the UK to participate in the MHFA course. Over the two day training, through discussion, tasks and activities, delegates learned about the signs...

Blog: Why Sleep is so Important

Posted on : January 21, 2019

Sleep. A natural activity that every human has done since birth. Yet why is it that we can find this valuable commodity is something that we are missing out on? On average, people need 8 hours sleep at night to be fully rested and ready for the day. For some...

Building Employee Resilience: Supporting You to Support Your Teams

Posted on : March 20, 2018

  The picture below shows one of our trainers delivering an Building Employee Resilience session. This workshop is designed for managers, supervisors and team leaders  to support them in understanding their own stress and coping mechanisms before looking at ways to recognise signs of mental ill health in their teams,...

Health and Wellbeing @ Work 2018

Posted on : March 20, 2018

Some of our team exhibited at the recent Health and Wellbeing @ Work 2018 conference on 6th-7th March. Over the two busy days, we had the opportunity to chat and connect with a range of people and discuss some of our Resilience services, all supporting organisations to recognise signs of...

Mental Health First Aid and Its Benefits: IOSH Regional Branch Meeting

Posted on : March 20, 2018

On Thursday 15th March, Director Barrie Penrose delivered a speech on Mental Health First Aid at the IOSH Regional Branch meeting on Mental Health at York Race Course. As an accredited MHFA trainer, the professional health and safety membership organisation invited Barrie to share information about Mental Health First Aid...

#BeatBlueMonday Survival Tips

Posted on : January 15, 2018

#BeatBlueMonday Survival Tips 1) Use positive language Being positive has a lot to do with the language that you use. If the language you use is mainly negative, this can have an adverse impact on you and those around you. 2) Count your blessings Giving thanks makes people happier and...

Stress Awareness – What’s all the fuss?

Posted on : November 2, 2016

It’s National Stress Awareness Day!  But why is stress awareness so important? There is still a lot of misunderstanding about the effects of excessive pressure and what is and what is not ‘real stress.’ And in many organisations a macho culture still prevails, where working under extreme, prolonged pressure can...

Employee Wellbeing – Getting Support from Senior Leaders

Posted on : September 2, 2016

  Some people charged with improving employee wellbeing are fortunate to work for companies where at least one senior leader is really on-board with the idea. They see the benefit of such action and ensure adequate resources are available to implement a wellbeing strategy that provides real impact. Of course,...

Wellbeing – What’s the Return on Investment?

Posted on : July 14, 2016

When talking to people about wellbeing strategies this is a question that comes up from time to time. It’s still common for those charged with researching or implementing a wellbeing strategy to believe that return on investment should be the core driver. It’s also the belief that causes so many...

Don’t let stress ruin your relationship

Posted on : June 10, 2016

Here is a scenario common in many relationships; both partners work in stressful jobs and then come home to the pressure of being a parent and running a home. This situation can often lead to arguments, intolerable frustration and, finally, splitting up. So what are the main pitfalls to avoid...

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