Managing stress at work (May 2024)

May 16, 2024

Tips for when the pressure gets too much A small amount of pressure at work can help us to complete tasks and feel more energised. But when the pressure lasts for a long time, is very intense, or feels out of our control, it can lead to stress. If you feel stressed at work, you’re […]

What does Blue Monday mean for our Mental Health? (January 2024)

January 15, 2024

January’s third Monday, “Blue Monday”, is thought to be the most depressing day of the year. Spoiler: it isn’t. Let’s look after our mental health against commercial influences. Blue Monday is a myth Blue Monday is a PR stunt that was originally dreamed up to sell holidays. It is a myth, a false calculation based […]

With Love – Taking the Opportunity to Care for Your Staff on Valentine’s Day (February 2022)

February 7, 2022

Valentine’s Day is globally recognised and celebrated beyond the office – but it is not, however, a holiday that’s on the radar of business leaders and managers. Behind the commercial aspect of this holiday, there’s often a genuine spirit that’s all about spreading a sense of appreciation and gratitude. Going against convention, many employers are […]

Today is Blue Monday but it’s also Random Acts of Kindness Day! (January 2022)

January 17, 2022

Why Random Acts of Kindness Are Good for Us “We have a great deal more kindness than is ever spoken. (Despite) all the selfishness that chills like east winds the world, the whole human family is bathed with an element of love like a fine ether.” It’s been hundreds of years since Ralph Waldo Emerson […]

Burnt Out On Burnout: How To Cultivate A New Outlook On Stress For 2022 (January 2022)

January 10, 2022

As we approach the two-year mark of the global pandemic and the new Omicron variant continues to sweep the country, many of us are experiencing more burnout than ever. Never mind that it’s also wintertime in January, when the bitter temperatures and lack of sunshine inevitably cast a veil of doom and gloom. We’re burnt […]

Common causes of workplace stress – and how to deal with them (December 2021)

December 7, 2021

We spend the majority of our days either at work or thinking about it. So, when our job becomes stressful, it’s pretty hard to escape – and these worries and anxieties can even filter out into other aspects of our lives. Stress affects one in five of the working population, and recent reports have found […]

What can employers do to manage stress in the workplace? (November 2021)

November 9, 2021

Managing the mental wellbeing of employees is a matter of growing concern for many business owners, as the stress of the last 18 months has taken its toll on the workforce. A 2020 Perkbox survey called The 2020 UK workplace stress survey suggests that an astonishing 79% of British adults commonly experience work-related stress to […]

National Stress Awareness Day: Recent Study provides hope in reducing stress improve sleep quality and psychological wellbeing even for those impacted during the pandemic (November 2021)

November 3, 2021

This Wednesday 3rd November is National Stress Awareness Day. International Stress Management Association (ISMA) has instituted the first Wednesday of every November as National Stress Awareness to highlight the importance of becoming aware about stress and its ill-effects on living harmoniously with one’s natural rhythm and in turn health, mental and emotional wellbeing. The pandemic […]

National Stress Awareness Day: Supporting Employee Wellbeing (November 2021)

November 2, 2021

Every year the first Wednesday of November is known as National Stress Awareness Day. We sometimes hear people saying they thrive on stress, whilst other people say they feel stressed out often. Stress is individual and as part of wellbeing, it can affect us differently as a whole and one day to the next. In […]