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...

Working too many hours can cause depression

Posted on : June 10, 2016

A warning to all workaholics:  Working too many hours overtime might greatly increase the chances of you suffering from depression. It has been reported in a number of newspapers this week that a study examining the work habits of more than 2000 UK Civil Servants discovered a credible link between...

7 Quick Steps to being more Assertive

Posted on : June 10, 2016

Not being assertive enough is a common problem for most people. There are always times when we don’t speak up for ourselves – we decide it is best just to leave things alone. The problem is if we continually fail to assert ourselves when we are unhappy, this in turn...

Workplace stress leads to overeating

Posted on : June 10, 2016

Here is some information that will be very useful to anyone who is on, or looking to start, an improved food diet with the intention of losing weight. Obviously the biggest cause of being overweight is overeating – consuming more calories than you are burning off.  But did you know...

5 Reasons to get your Staff Healthy

Posted on : June 10, 2016

Employers are now beginning to see that there is a link between work-related stress and a variety of physical and mental disorders. This is despite of the difficulty in proving this due to the fact that the majority of disorders that occur as a result of stress can also have...

The Importance of Sleep in building Resilience

Posted on : June 10, 2016

One in three Britons suffer greatly from inadequate sleep. With things such as; stress, phones/IT and taking work home being the most common contributing factors. However, the cost of all those sleepless nights is more than just bad moods and a lack of focus – I’m not talking about the...

Build your career resilience

Posted on : June 10, 2016

How would you deal with career disruption? How resilient would you be to a change of direction? The author of this article proposes six steps for building your career resilience. These steps will help you deal with any unplanned career changes, whether that’s being laid off or experiencing a major...

Building Resilience presentation for Leeds MIND

Posted on : June 10, 2016

We are feeling honoured and excited to be delivering a presentation based on one of our sessions on Building Resilience today at the Civic Hall in Leeds for the Mental Health Charity MIND and Mindful Employer. We hope that everyone who is attending the presentation enjoys it and finds what...

Mindfulness

Posted on : May 24, 2016

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing and yoga. It helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we are able to manage them better. The focus on mindfulness in business...

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