11Jun 2018

Last year, an estimated 12.5 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, anxiety or depression, costing the British economy over £6.5 billion during 2016/17. Fortunately, employee wellbeing has started to become a more poignant focus of overall business strategy, as more and more organisations begin to understand the impact that wellbeing has on […]

01Jun 2018
Why good managers need to be leaders

Managers and leaders. They’re one and the same, right? The short answer is “NO”. The concept does cause confusion, for although it is relatively easy to distinguish between the two roles, many people are both (or at least, try to be both). Managers by definition have a position of power over others, usually through having […]

24May 2018
Workplace wellbeing, 360 degree approach

Although many are aware of the concept of “wellbeing”, very few people understand it properly, or at least, neglect to put it into practice. Despite being a popular topic nowadays, it is not uncommon to witness organisations taking a linear approach to employee wellbeing. For example, you might find that a company is claiming to […]

26Apr 2018
stress in the workplace, mental health issues

Before Stress Awareness Month comes to an end, we wanted to squeeze in a piece about a highly prevalent issue we feel passionately about: stress in the workplace, and breaking the stigma surrounding associated mental health issues. Did you know that a whopping one in four employees took time off work last year due to […]

24Apr 2018
business networking event in Brighton

You need balance to thrive, and so does your business… As part of our mission to promote healthy work-life balance, we recently launched the Brighton Business Hub – a casual event for business professionals to network with like-minded individuals in a relaxed, informal environment. Earlier this month we had the pleasure of welcoming people from […]

23Apr 2018
menopause at work, wellbeing of menopausal workers

As we work to break the stigma surrounding mental illness in the workplace, it’s about time to draw attention to a related but lesser known topic: the effects of stress on menopausal women. Menopause can be a stressful experience for many women, and considering stress reactivity is heightened during this time, can have major impacts on those already struggling to cope in a high-pressure work environment.

03Apr 2018
stress and performance

Can you remember the last time you really benefited from being stressed? If not, you’re not alone. The current dialogue around stress is based almost solely on the idea of a fight-or-flight response to perceived problems, which over time can lead to decreased physical and mental stamina. But when recognised and utilised, the right amount of stress can lead to improved memory, attention, and physiological resilience.