National Stress Awareness Day: Tips & Tricks to Tackle Workplace Stress (November 2018)

November 8, 2018

Stress is something that affects us all on a day-to-day basis and it can take many forms, ranging from missing a flight to discovering your favourite supermarket sandwich has sold out. In severe cases, it can provoke a number of psychological and physical symptoms, such as headaches, chest pain, nausea and anxiety. With research claiming […]

National Stress Awareness Week (November 2018)

November 6, 2018

This week marks National Stress Awareness Week (Monday 5th to Friday 9th November 2018). This is the perfect opportunity to talk about stress and stress prevention, as well as promoting the importance of wellbeing for individuals and organisations. Although stress can occur at any point, with Christmas coming up, and deadlines approaching, it’s a good […]

Revealed: The work perks employees really want (October 2018)

October 4, 2018

Traditional employee benefits like flexi-time and sabbaticals are declining in popularity, giving way to a growing demand for social and learning-based perks. A study of 2,315 UK workers published in the 2018 Great Perk Search Report by Perkbox, the UK’s fastest growing employee benefits platform, employees are increasingly keen for companies to offer them clubs […]

Mind and Prince William launch workplace mental health website (September 2018)

September 12, 2018

Mind’s The Mental Health at Work gateway, funded by The Royal Foundation and shaped by charity Heads Together, is a web portal designed to help managers support struggling staff. The new site, which was unveiled by Prince William yesterday, will provide an online gateway to resources, training and information regarding workplace wellbeing and mental health […]

Want A Healthier Workplace? Ask For These Changes (August 2018)

August 13, 2018

Frustrated by the eight hours you spend in a cubicle every day? Wishing you could find more ways to be active and healthy at work? Fortunately, the way we work is changing and your boss may be more receptive than ever to your ideas for promoting wellness in the workplace. Here are some suggestions to […]

Why wellbeing in the workplace must start from day one (July 2018)

July 20, 2018

For a sustainable and meaningful approach to employee wellbeing, employers need to start from day one of employment with an integrated occupational health and wellbeing strategy, says Carl Laidler. “Wellbeing” is a word often bandied around organisations by HR professionals and senior management. It is done with the best intentions: finding ways to focus on […]

Is stress at work always a bad thing? (June 2018)

June 25, 2018

Contrary to enlightened practice, attempting to eliminate all stress from the workplace may not be best for the individual or the organisation People in the UK seem to be increasingly unhappy at work, with surveys suggesting workplace stress and burnout are on the rise. Meanwhile, companies complain of the economic costs, through higher rates of […]

Mindfulness at work: supporting employees for positive mental health (May 2018)

May 15, 2018

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, so what better time to evaluate your organisation’s approach to supporting employees with mental health issues? Before I describe my insights on how mindfulness can positively impact mental health at work, I wanted to share my own personal experience… I arrive 15 minutes early, as per usual. Taking a seat […]

The main benefits of a healthy workplace and how to enforce it (April 2018)

April 25, 2018

Is yours a healthy workplace? Businesses are always looking for ways to improve their business performance. A lot of the focus can be placed on things such as: profit, turnover, time management etc. All of which are important of course, however sometimes the general health of employees isn’t as high on the agenda as it […]

25% believe employee benefits and perks would positively impact productivity (March 2018)

March 27, 2018

A quarter (25%) of respondents believe that helpful employee benefits and perks would have the biggest positive impact on their productivity at work, according to research by Canada Life Group Insurance. Its survey of 1,000 employees also found that 39% of respondents feel a higher salary would positively impact their productivity at work, while 34% […]

No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch? (March 2018)

March 9, 2018

Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hypervigilance of boundaries beginning to harm our mental health? When did you last touch someone outside your family or intimate relationship? I don’t mean a brush of the fingers when you took your […]