Category Wellbeing

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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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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20
Mar

Ten Easy Ways to Look After Staff Wellbeing

1. Get to know your staff as individuals. Remember their names and key facts about their lives that they have shared with you. For example, the names of their children, their hobbies, holidays, etc. If you have trouble remembering this information, write it down and remind yourself before you speak to them so you can …

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6
Mar

Engaging Staff in Wellness Activities

Looking for new ideas to encourage workplace wellness? Look no further… Seminars Hold monthly half hour lunchtime talks on health issues and make this available to all staff, even if you have to run them more than once. Ensure your speaker is engaging and motivating and make copies of their presentations available to all. Allow …

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2
Mar

Is Your Business Being Affected by Lack of Sleep?

March 2015 is National Bed Month in the UK and National Sleep Awareness week runs from 2 to 8 March in the USA. We all know that if you don’t get enough sleep you can be grumpy and less productive at work, did you also know that regularly missing out on sleep puts you at …

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20
Feb

Employee Wellness – Concepts

The OED provides this handy definition: ‘Well-being – the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy.’ I’d like to suggest all three are often possible. If you are considering introducing a wellness program to your organisation, you may be baffled with all the new terminology, definitions and concepts you have to get your head around. …

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18
Feb

Stress Busting at Work!

We are running a free workshop on Thursday 26th February to introduce the competences managers need to exhibit to help them to identify, reduce and prevent stress at work. All too often stress at work is caused by managers who do not recognise the impact they are having on others. This practical half-day workshop introduces the …

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6
Feb

18 Tips to Help Your Staff be Happier and More Productive

You’re a busy manager with a lot to do. It can feel like an added stress to keep your team happy. Yet an unhappy team is an unproductive team, with more sick days and high staff turnover. So how about some simple ways to keep your team happy and productive? Here they are… 1. Show …

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9
Jul

July Stress Management Workshop – last one this year

We are running the final workshop to introduce the management competencies required to reduce and prevent stress at work on 24 July. We will take a break over the school holiday period, and as the autumn is proving very busy we may run the workshops less often in the future. We are continuing to support …

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