Mental Health In The Workplace Blog

Better Mental Health in the Workplace for Parents

What we can do to enable better mental health in the workplace for parents There are several key changes associated with parenthood which can negatively impact mental health to include hormone fluctuations, sleep deprivation and sleep issues, adapting to altered...

Connecting with Nature on Your Lunchbreak

This week (10th – 17th May 2021) is Mental Health Awareness week, organised each year by the Mental Health Foundation and this year’s them is “Nature”.  The benefits on our mental health of connecting with nature have been well documented and so to mark the...

Parenthood and Mental Health in the Workplace

We have been having some very open discussions during our Mental Health Awareness workshops around parenthood and mental health in the workplace, and specifically, how the challenges of being a parent can impact on our ability to cope with work pressures. So, we...

How gardening can reduce anxiety

This week is National Gardening Week (27 April to 2 May 2021), and so we’d like to introduce you to Ryan Smith, content creator for Sloane and Sons Garden Benches. Ryan’s love for both gardening and writing allows him to express his hobby and interest to regular...

The mental health benefits of movement

If you read our previous blog:  The impact of movement on mental health, you’ll know that our modern, convenience-driven world has resulted in us ‘out manoeuvering’ a key aspect of mental health: Movement. If you are interested in the mental health...

Returning to the workplace post Covid-19

Returning to the workplace, post Covid-19. As many organisations work towards reopening and/or reintegrating employees back into the workplace, there is much to consider from a safety perspective, including risk assessments, infection control procedures and allowances...

Signposting Support for Compromised Mental Health

Signposting support for compromised mental health. As we shared recently, we have increasingly heard from managers over the past few months, who have noticed an increase in the number of people in their team experiencing compromised mental health. It’s not surprising...

Mental Health Conversations for Managers

Mental health conversations for managers.  The impact on our lives and work of the Covid-19 situation has been significant.  We’ve all had to adapt to a new rhythm of life, unfamiliar methods of working and different ways of keeping in touch with people and because,...

Emptying the Stress Bucket

If you’ve attended any of our training workshops, heard any of our keynotes or followed any of our social media posts, you’ll know that we often talk about anxiety in the context of a metaphorical stress bucket, and have heard the phrase ’emptying...

Why we sleep

In the last month, we have released our newest Mental Health workshop which focuses specifically on why we sleep, the impact of SLEEP on both our physical and mental wellbeing and how we can improve it to enhance our resilience and performance. When was the last...

Primary Advice for Managers

Our primary advice for managers might surprise you: Put your own oxygen mask on first! Over the last several months, we have increasingly heard from managers who have noticed an increase in the number of people in their team who are struggling. It’s not surprising...

The Covid Effect

What is the Covid effect when it come’s to our mental wellbeing? We’ve been running refresher workshops for managers around how they can best support their people during what is a uniquely challenging period.  For the most part, we are revisiting our core...

The impact of movement on mental health

The many reasons that movement is good for the body are well documented and understood, but did you know that movement also has a beneficial impact on our brain and mental health too? Like with most things, the reason lies with our human ancestors. Whilst we can’t...

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, but is Mental Health First Aid the answer? This two day course is a hugely valuable and comprehensive course which equips people within...

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...