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Planning a Workplace Health & Wellbeing Programme

A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning A Successful Workplace Health & Wellbeing Programme.

Does the idea of planning a health and wellbeing programme, or even a one-off workplace wellness event leave you feeling a little overwhelmed? If like many companies that we speak to, you simply don’t know where to start, rest assured this needn’t be the case. We are here to help you to focus on the outcomes; getting people engaged, promoting behaviour change, raising awareness and getting people to talk to remove stigma – all of the positives!

National Stress Awareness Day – 7th November 2018

Why Stress Awareness Day?

Held on the first Wednesday in November every year – it’s all about raising awareness of stress at home and at work. National Stress Awareness Day (this year on 7th Nov) is championed by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA).

Workplace Wellbeing – When Good Intentions Backfire??!

Workplace Wellbeing

What is essential to good workplace wellbeing? Sometimes employers can create the opposite of what was intended. For example – a company allowing “unlimited holiday” resulted in less holiday being taken. Good intentions from employers can sometimes have the opposite effect creating a culture of Presenteeism.

World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2018

What is World Mental Health Day?

World Mental Health Day is held on the 10th of October every year. It is a day for mental health education and awareness and towards removing all social stigma. Each year the day carries a theme, this year it focuses on “Young people and mental health in a changing world”.

Simple ways to be more mindful

Mindfulness is the state of being aware. Being mindful has many advantages when it comes to our mental health and wellbeing especially. It can decrease stress, anxiety and depression; regulate emotions and really help us to focus. Our minds are constantly wondering – mine certainly is – thinking, analysing, planning – even about things that are not happening right in front of us, we miss half our lives due to a wondering mind. So, how do you stay mindful? Do you make a conscious effort? Here are some simple ways to help you to be more mindful …

Overindulged? Let’s get back on track!

Tis the season to overindulge! Especially when the sun has been shining; drinks flowing and the BBQ’s lit! So if you’ve spent the last few weekends in the pub – or not doing an awful lot because of the heat – here’s how to get rid of your World Cup Waist before your summer hols!

Before we launch into our great wellbeing tips, we must remember that life is all about balance. It is for living therefore we shouldn’t feel too guilty.

Men’s Health Week – It’s Time To Talk

The Importance of Men’s Health Week

This week, 11th – 17th June 2018, is Men’s Health Week 2018. Men’s Health Week is an annual event in the UK (although it is also celebrated Worldwide), which usually takes place the week leading up to Father’s Day.

Every year, Men’s Health Week is celebrated to heighten awareness of health issues that affect men, in the hope they will discuss their problems and gain the courage to do something about them! We want to champion this cause and help:

The True Impact Of Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week, 14th – 20th May, marks Mental Health Awareness Week. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, this year the organisation have focused on the effects of stress.

“By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, and in some instances, self-harm and suicide. We will look at how we can tackle stress and help improve our mental health.”

Stress Management Techniques

Do I really need stress management techniques?

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the charity is strongly focusing on stress. Research shows that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our life, and stress is the key factor in this. Here, we look back at one of our old articles from 2016 and see how these stress management techniques are still as relevant as ever…

Mental Health Awareness In The Workplace

Investing in Your Staff, Investing In Their Mental Health

For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It is where we spend much of our time, where we earn our income and often where we make friends. Having a fulfilling job can be great for your mental health and general wellbeing.

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