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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Coming Back After COVID – How Can Workplaces Support Their Employees?

It’s an exciting time for businesses, as more and more people are allowed to go back to work as the restrictions continue to ease. After working from home for over a year, this can be a bit of a shock to the system! Of course there are a lot of things that need to happen for people to come back to work. There are a whole host of general workplace […]

Telltale Signs Of Mental Illness, And How To Spot Them

Mental illness is never a nice thing to talk about – but it’s absolutely essential that we do. Because even if we wish it wasn’t, mental health issues are a very real and very serious problem in our world today. We know that in an ideal world no one would suffer mental illnesses at all, and everyone would be happy and healthy all the time. But sadly, that’s not the […]

When Does Anxiety Become Unhelpful?

For a second, imagine you’re a caveman. You’ve been out hunting, and you’ve killed a nice big deer that will feed your family for days. It’s getting dark, and you’re dragging it back to your cave, where you can see the warm glow of a fire inside. All around you the trees are rustling, bushes are moving, and animals are calling into the dusk. If something attacked you right now, […]

Mental Health Isn’t Just a Grown-Up Problem

When it comes to mental health, you’ll see a lot of information out there about the impact it has, both positive and negative. Especially now, with a pandemic wreaking havoc on the nationals mental health, it’s never been more important to highlight and normalise mental health struggles, and make help easy to access. But the problem we see is that most of the focus is on the struggles adults are […]

How Has Covid-19 Impacted Mental Health?

There is no denying that Covid-19 has changed our world significantly. But while the restrictions put in place to reduce the spread of the virus have our best interests in mind, they have also taken a significant toll on our general mental health. Even if you had never experienced any kind of mental health issue before, a pandemic and multiple lockdowns, along with the financial uncertainty and social isolation are […]

Why Isolation Is So Hard On Us (And How to Cope With It)

Stay at home. Don’t visit your friends and family. Keep 6 feet away from other people at all times. They might sound like simple instructions, but for most people, they have been incredibly tough to follow, especially for such a long period of time. Social distancing might be the best way to fight the virus and get us all back to normal, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy, or that […]