26
May

The Truth Behind Mental Health In The Construction Industry

The Construction News has published a survey on the mental health experiences of workers in the construction industry, and the results have been described by construction business leaders as shocking. The report found: One in four workers had considered taking their life. 55% had experienced mental health issues. 42% had suffered these issues at their …

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25
Apr

Mindful Management: guru or gimmick?

Mindfulness is gaining momentum among scientists, psychologists and business leaders as a model of mind training to help us lead a meaningful life. Some believe it’s the latest fad that will pass with time. Others maintain that it offers the wisdom and compassion so greatly lacking in many models of leadership training. Mindfulness – An …

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19
Dec

Resolution Revolution

  Will You Be Making New Year Resolutions? We’re about to be bombarded with well-intentioned suggestions as to how we might make 2O17 a happier, healthy experience. So, I thought I’d get in there first, by sharing the wisdom of wellbeing experts, aka psychologists, and inviting you to reflect on what will make a positive …

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21
Oct

Mindfulness at Work – Your Questions Answered…

Where Do I Get Help Managing My Busy Life? Where do you turn to when you need help managing your workload and life, and there are so many different training programmes and therapies on offer, claiming to be just the ticket? You haven’t got time to research all your options or attend taster sessions, and …

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22
Sep

Eat The Frog: Getting Through The To-Do List

Why Would I Want to Eat a Frog? Have you heard this expression? I hadn’t until last week’s management development session, when a trainee shared the pithy analogy of doing what seems most repugnant, to eat the frog looking up at you from your weighty to-do list. The original expression, “If you eat a frog first …

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5
Jul

Vive La Difference

Change of Perspective: Over the last few weeks we have looked at the mental health risks for men and women and how each gender’s experience of stress is different. We suggested that our unique experience of the world and the workplace is not limited to gender but rather is defined by the complex interplay of …

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20
Jun

How To Recognise the Gender Differences Relating to Mental Health Issues

Gender and Mental Health: We have been talking recently about differences in men and women when they experience mental health issues. Research suggests that women and men suffer from mental health issues in different ways; women experience anxiety or depression, while men tend toward substance abuse or antisocial disorders. What Does This Mean At Work? …

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15
Jun

Wellbeing and Men: We’re All Different

Mental Health Risks For Men Let’s start with some statistics; 75% of all suicides are male, yet only 25% of all those treated for a mental health condition are male. What causes this discrepancy? WHO suggest that men are often less likely to seek help but even when they do, established unconscious bias means that …

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6
Jun

Mental Health at Work – Does One Size Fit All?

Are There Gender Differences When It Comes To Mental Health? When businesses consider wellbeing policies and practices in the workplace it is often with a gender-neutral approach. However research tells us that there are gender differences in mental health, the underlying causes of stress at work, and the individual experience of stress. In our next …

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1
Jun

52% Don’t Leave The Office At Lunchtime!

What Do You Do at Lunchtime? People Management recently reported that only 30% of UK workers take proper lunch breaks, with nearly a quarter of people working through their typical lunch break and a further 46% spending it on the internet. Reasons for Working Through Lunch A survey of 2,000 UK adults found that office workers are reluctant to take a …

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