Mental Health In The Workplace Blog

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...

Metro Bank – an example to follow

It is now widely known that one in four people in the UK will be suffering with a mental health issue of some sort at any one time. We also know that whilst not all mental health issues are caused directly by work, work has been shown to play a significant role in...

Work-related Stress and What Causes It

If you’ve read our previous blogs, you’ll know that the vast majority of mental health issues and conditions are caused by stress. In the workplace, the primary ways in which stress and mental ill-health manifest are anxiety and depression, which although...

A STRONG body image from the inside out

Today, on day five of Mental Health Awareness week, 2019, we are privileged to have Sarah Matyjasik, health and fitness experts and owner of SM Power, share her wisdom with us.  In this blog post Sarah looks at the four key areas of body, brain, nutrition and nurture...

From Breakdown to Breakthrough – Survival techniques

Earlier this week we heard from Rebecca Allen, one of our Mental Health in the Workplace trainers, who now leads a semi-retired life in Norfolk, despite only being in her early 40’s. We read about her mental breakdown after her work-related stress got on top of her,...