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The Three Tiers of Mental Health Actions in Businesses

When looking at improving the mental health and well-being of the employees in your business (if you are unsure why this is important click HERE to see out previous blog which will explain) a strategic, organised and knowledgeable approach needs to be taken. It is not just a case of hiring a counsellor and organising some Yoga sessions….. oh, and the dreaded emails reminding people to ‘have a break’ or […]

Sleep Problems? Tips to Get More Zzzzs

As human beings, we need to sleep. The amount of sleep we need varies depending on our age and our general metabolism, but generally, the average adult needs between 7 and 9 hours of sleep a night. If you’re constantly feeling tired during the day, then you’re probably not getting enough sleep. But short of taking a sleeping pill, are there any other ways you can improve the quality and […]

Affirmations – How To?

Positive Affirmations are a great way to improve feelings of low moods, low confidence and anxiety. They have been shown to have strong effects within the reward system of the brain. An affirmation is a positive sentence which we repeat to ourselves to help make a specific emotional change that we want to make in our lives. For example, if we want to feel less anxious, then our affirmation may […]

Fear and Panic

Picture this. You’re walking through an unfamiliar forest. It’s dark, your torch is flickering, and you aren’t really sure of how to get home again. What do you feel? A fluttering in your stomach? A tightening around your chest? A sweat on your brow? Your mind racing with all sorts of worst-case scenarios? This is the feeling of fear and panic, and it’s our bodies natural response to a perceived […]

Creating Healthy Wellness Habits

If creating good wellness habits was easy we would all have them in place and be practising them daily, but this is not the case. And that isn’t because we ‘can’t’ or ‘aren’t capable’, it just isn’t as easy as we maybe think it is. Let’s take a look at why, and how you can start creating better habits today. The Habit Loop Most addictive and destructive habits have a […]

5 Reasons Why it’s time to work with a Branding and Web Designer.

In the early stages of my business, one of the most common questions I kept asking myself was.. “I think I need to rebrand my business, how do I know for sure?”.  The fact that I was even contemplating a rebrand told me that it’s probably time. This is why I decided to do my research into branding and web designer and came across the wonderful Gemma and Adam from Infinity […]

Is Poor Employee Mental Health a Threat To Your Business?

Well, The World Health Organisation says that ‘Depression and anxiety have a significant economic impact; the estimated cost to the global economy is US$ 1 trillion per year in lost productivity.’ I think that really demonstrates that yes, mental health challenges can be a threat to your business, if you have people in your business it makes good business sense to ensure you are taking care of their well-being and […]

Low Moods and Depression

Clinical depression is perhaps one of the most misunderstood illnesses in our society today. It’s a term that is thrown around a lot in response to things like breakups, unexpected life changes or any number of minor tragedies we might experience in life. But in truth, these low moods, while serious, are not the same as suffering from depression. And it’s all the more difficult to deal with because many […]

Lets Stop Chasing Our Tails

When it comes to mental health we have been doing this for a long time now, about a decade! It really is time to take a step back, look at this in a practical and functional way and make some real changes before it is to late. After all, if we don’t make changes this will only continue to get worse year on year, we need to stop doing the […]

Are We Failing Generations of Children?

Yes, I believe we are. I am sure we are in many ways but what I am talking about here is the mental health of the children and young people in the UK. This might be highlighted as a result of COVID but this is actually something that has been getting worse and worse for over a decade and still there is resistance to change! I know this because we […]

Why Outsource Your Mental Health and Well-being Support?

This might be a question you have asked yourself or your team, here are some reasons you might want to consider before deciding on how to manage employee mental health and well-being in your business. Time Do you or your team members really have the time to devote to a project of this size and importance? This is something that needs to be considered, like anything if this is not […]

Sleep Problems & Insomnia

As human beings, we need to sleep. The amount of sleep we need varies depending on our age and our general metabolism, but generally the average adult needs between 7 and 9 hours of sleep a night. If you’re constantly feeling tired during the day, then you’re probably not getting enough sleep. At their core, sleep problems and insomnia are conditions that change the way you sleep. If left untreated, […]

Social Anxiety and Lockdown

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Human beings are very social animals. We depend on interactions with other people, and thrive best when in a group. Which is just one of the reasons that the last year has been so difficult for all of us. Being isolated from our family and friends doesn’t come naturally, and over the long term it can actually cause a lot of […]

5 Top Tips To Help You Engage Your Employees In Mental Health And Well-Being Initiatives

Employee engagement, what a subject! Like all businesses, when offering something new to our clients we need to be able to navigate the area of engagement. Luckily, I know a little bit about human behaviour and business, so I have so far successfully managed great engagement with all the businesses we work with. These processes have taken some time to nail down and do differ slightly with different industry types, […]

Creating Change In Construction

The construction industry has the highest number of suicides in the UK over any other industry, and over three times the national average. Despite this a recent survey said 60% of people in the construction industry agreed or strongly agreed that there was not enough awareness about mental health in the industry and the survey results also show that 78.3 per cent of respondents believe a stigma still exists despite […]

Stress and Overwhelm

Do you often feel stressed or overwhelmed by daily life? Are you finding everyday decisions a struggle, and getting frustrated very easily? You may be struggling with stress or overwhelm. What is Stress & Overwhelm? While we might think that feeling stressed and feeling overwhelmed are the same thing, the truth is they are very different, and often occur together, one after the other. If we were to define it: […]

How Do You Stay Motivated To Achieve Your Goals

Have you ever excitedly set a goal and gone into the challenge whole heartedly only to fall short or lose motivation and give up? Don’t worry, most (if not all) of us have! Creating new habits, staying motivated and achieving goals is not always easy. If this sounds familiar, then it might be time to start again, and we have some solution focused tips to help you stay focused, motivated […]

Teachers in the Transition From Zoom to Face to Face

Did you know that 84% of teachers experience mental health issues? Everything from stress and anxiety to depression, the mental health struggles of the teaching profession are at their highest ever. And that was before we were hit by a global pandemic that fundamentally changed how their jobs worked! The latest data shows that at the tail end of 2020 there was a 350% increase in mental health support requests […]