Mental Health In The Workplace Blog

Imagine a Gender Equal Workplace

Imagine a Gender Equal Workplace

​International Women’s Day, this year, provides us all with a valuable opportunity to reflect on gender equality, the progress that has been made and the work still to be done. It also provides businesses and organisations with a reminder to review how they promote...

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Why You Need a Wellness Action Plan!

Why You Need a Wellness Action Plan!

One of the tools we share in our Mental Health Conversations for Managers workshop, is our Wellness Action Plan (WAP) template, a self management prevention tool, with an emphasis on prevention, that enables employees to ultimately take responsibility for their own...

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An interview with an Assistant HR Director

An interview with an Assistant HR Director

Janet Atkin is the Assistant Director of HR services at Cambridgeshire County Council and we have been working with her and her team at the council for the last couple of years. We were fortunate to interview Janet at the end of 2021 to understand Cambridgeshire...

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Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination in the Workplace

Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination in the Workplace

Mental Health in an Unequal World - Stigma and Discrimination in the Workplace The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year and this year the theme is Mental health in an unequal world. We felt that this presented a...

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Promoting Positive Mental Health at Work

Promoting Positive Mental Health at Work

Does your organisation promote positive mental health at work? Our short Mental Health at Work quiz has been designed as a quick tool to help employees and organisations discover the answer to this question. The quiz is structured around the six areas of ‘work design’...

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Too busy to take time off

Too busy to take time off

Do you, or the people in your team feel too busy to take time off from work? According to the Office of National Statistics, the number of people who did any work from home rose to 37% in 2020 from 27% in 2019.  Although these numbers fluctuated through 2020/21 and...

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The value of Wellness Action Plans

The value of Wellness Action Plans

If you have read our previous blogs Primary Advice for Managers and Mental Health Conversations for Managers, you'll already know the value we place on Wellness Actions Plans as a mental health management tool.  In this blog we explain why. What is a Wellness Action...

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Better Mental Health in the Workplace for Parents

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...

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Connecting with Nature on Your Lunchbreak

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 occasion,...

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Parenthood and Mental Health in the Workplace

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...

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How gardening can reduce anxiety

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...

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The mental health benefits of movement

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 benefits of...

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Returning to the workplace post Covid-19

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...

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Signposting Support for Compromised Mental Health

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...

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