Mental Health In The Workplace Blog

Is Mental Health First Aid The Answer

As a provider of Mental Health in the workplace training, we receive a lot of enquiries for Mental health First Aid (MHFA) training. This two day course is a hugely valuable and comprehensive course which equips people within the organisation with the knowledge, tools...

Maintaining Wellbeing During Lockdown

As we enter a second lockdown here in the UK, many of us are more aware than before of the importance of maintaining a level of positive wellbeing (both physical and mental), if we are to get through it and come out the other side without the detrimental effect...

What does a bucket have to do with stress?

Over recent years, the conversation around stress awareness and particularly work-related stress has become more open as many of us are becoming more aware of the detrimental effect prolonged and/or excessive stress can have on both our physical and mental wellbeing....

Covid Lockdown Working From Home Survey Results

Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental wellbeing of employees forced to work from home during lockdown. In March 2020, in response to the governments lockdown decision, we all had to adapt quickly to a new rhythm of life, new methods of working,...

A powerful DOSE for enhanced resilience

With the restrictions of Covid-19, many of us are missing the availability of the regular leisure and social activities that enable us to keep in positive mental health.  Equally, we have all had to adapt quickly to a new rhythm of life (new way of living, working and...

Intentional Relaxation

We are all having to adapt quickly to a new rhythm of life, new ways of working and a different way of keeping in touch with the people who matter to us. Because our brain interprets all change initially as a threat, many of us will be experiencing higher levels of...

Keeping Healthy and Strong while working at home

Having all been told to stay home, to go outside only for food, health reasons or essential work and to stay two meters away from other people, for many of us, regular leisure and social activities (the ones that enable us to maintain positive mental health), are no...

A Great Place To Work

By Director of Culture and Associates Tamsen Garrie. I recently attended the Great Place To Work For All Summit in sunny San Francisco with five of my wonderful colleagues from Nurseline Healthcare, the company for which I’ve been Director of Culture for five...

An open letter to all HR professionals out there…

…from Rebecca Allen, HR Professional and Mental Health specialist.   Dear HR Buddy I used to be you.  I used to be a hard-working HR professional, striving to give the very best support to those on my payroll. I worked so hard for those letters after my...

Blue Monday – Myth or Reality?

For the last 15 years the third Monday in January has become known as “Blue Monday” and it’s said to be the most depressing day of the year. But is this actually true? The short answer is – no. According to various online sources, Blue Monday was originally...

Our Mental Health at Work Quiz – The Results Are In!

Our short Mental Health at Work quiz highlights the six areas of ‘work design’ that, according to the HSE, are the primary sources of stress at work (demands, control, support, relationships, role and change). When they are not managed well, these areas of work design...

What are the Mental Health Core Standards?

In January 2017 the Prime Minister commissioned a review by Lord Stevenson and Paul Farmer (CEO of Mind, and Chair of the NHS Mental Health Taskforce) into workplace mental health. The purpose of this review was to investigate how employers can better support all...