Mental Health In The Workplace Blog

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,...

Every Storm Runs Out of Rain

Today, on day three of Mental Health Awareness week 2019, we are delighted to have Nick Elston, inspirational speaker on the topic of anxiety, share his wisdom with us. Nick is a true example of how people with a history of mental health challenges can both recover...

From breakdown to breakthrough…an HR Director’s story

Today, on day two of Mental Health Awareness week, 2019, we are privileged to have our colleague and friend, Rebecca Allen, who is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Mental Health Educator, share her personal story and insights with us. In the first of two blogs,...

Body Image and Mindful Eating in the Workplace

Today, on day one of Mental Health Awareness week, 2019, we are privileged to have Lisa Beasley, owner of My Body Positive, Global Ambassador for ‘Body Image Movement’ and Mindful Eating expert, share her wisdom with us. When we think of Mental Health in...

Foods to induce Happy Hormones and help to combat stress

It is often said that ‘we are what we eat’. It makes sense that the food we put into our body can influence how are body (including our brain!) works. Eating a variety of nutritious foods has a positive effect on both mental and physical health, making us...

Why prioritise mental wellbeing in your workplace?

In the past few years, the business conversation around mental health has increased. This has been influenced in part by:    The worrying statistics around mental health in the workplace and the impact on society, businesses and government The increasing evidence that...

What causes work-related stress?

In the past few years, businesses attention on mental health has increased significantly. This has been influenced, in part, by the worrying statistics around mental health in the workplace and the increasing evidence that happy and healthy people are more engaged and...

Why manage mental health in the workplace?

The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the world’s most common illness by 2030 and suggests that the global burden of the condition will be greater than for diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Fortunately, as a society, we are now recognising...