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...

Wanting a happier outlook?

Posted on : May 24, 2016

It’s easy to focus on all the negatives in life, in fact it’s what we are programmed to do. It’s part of our drive for self-preservation. It helps us to identify and avoid situations that maybe undesirable or dangerous. The problem however is that constantly focusing on things we perceive...

The 3 minute re-frame

Posted on : May 24, 2016

How you feel at any given time depends largely on what you are thinking about at that moment. Dwelling on a negative experience will cause you to relive the moment over and over again. Similarly, thinking of positive experiences will lift your mood. The 3 minute reframe is about putting...

Time to Talk Day

Posted on : May 24, 2016

The importance of promoting wellbeing in the workplace is widely accepted, but it isn’t always clear how to do it. If you are looking for ideas then why not support Time to Talk day on the 4th February, it’s the perfect opportunity to get people talking about mental health in...

Needles, but no drugs …

Posted on : May 24, 2016

In a society where a large number of men struggle with mental illness in silence because they find it hard to express how they are feeling, it’s always nice to see new forms of help. The traditionally considered non-masculine past-time of knitting is gaining popularity with men thanks to celebrity...

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