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16
Feb

Is Your Workplace Psychologically Healthy?

The good news is you might already have the right company culture, practices and policies that mean you have a psychologically healthy working environment. But how do you know for certain if your working environment is a healthy place to be? We all seem to have a good idea of how to recognise risks to physical health, but do …

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29
Jan

Training Taster Sessions – Early 2016

At Namasté Culture we want to be sure that what we do is a good fit for your business needs. We know that it’s not just about the training content, the trainer has to be able to connect with your people and bring to life subjects that could be a bit dry when delivered in the wrong …

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19
Jan

Men – It Really Is Time To Talk!

Time to Change are asking employers to make a point of taking five minutes on 4th February to talk about mental health. Last year I focused on the stigma that seems to go hand in hand with any discussion around mental health, even though we all have mental health, be it good or bad, just …

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6
Jan

We wish you a healthy 2016.

It’s Time to Take Stress Seriously says the CIPD; In its article headed ‘What’s Coming in 2016?’ People Management states that for the sixth consecutive year, employers questioned in the CIPD’s 2015 absence management survey reported an increase in stress-related absence and mental ill-health in their organisation. The top reason for this remains a lack …

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20
Oct

Mindfulness at Work

Are you aware of how Mindfulness can help to reduce tension and improve performance at work? Many individuals are beginning to experience the benefits of regular mindfulness practice, however, there can be a lack of understanding at a business level as to how such a practice could be beneficial in the workplace. Research shows a …

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9
Oct

World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10th October

Let’s talk about it: promoting well-being in work Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day and we’re all invited to consider what we can each do to promote our well-being. Have you had your five-a-day? asks Mind in their awareness raising campaign and I ask myself how their five-a-day relates to promoting employee well-being. Be …

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6
Oct

Introduction to David Lynch and his first article – Courage in Leadership

I am delighted that David joined us at Namasté Culture as an L&D Professional of the Highest Order on a short-term contract in the summer, our collaboration worked so well there was no way I could let him leave in the autumn to take his talents elsewhere! David now shares L&D development and delivery with …

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18
Jun

Keeping Your Finger On The Pulse

Have you ever been surprised to find out that things were going wrong with individuals or your team? Are you last to know if someone has a health issue, is stressed or simply dissatisfied with their working life? If this sounds like you, you need to adapt a very simple management technique – Management By …

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5
Jun

Mental Health Problems cost UK employers £26 billion each year

The business case for supporting good mental health In the first of several blogs, we look at the findings of the recent Mental Health Taskforce and what it means for you, your staff, and the success of your organisation. What is mental health? The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as: ‘a state of …

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17
Apr

I’m a CEO – Help St Nicholas Hospice Keep Running

Today is the most bizzare day I have had this year, I spent it on a farm  in Bury St Edmunds getting involved in all sorts of challenges with six other MDs/CEOs. The day started when we arrived at St Nicholas Hospice. We were met by ‘Ant and Dec’ AKA Jordan and Simon from St Nicholas …

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