The holiday period can be very overwhelming. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health, Christmas is the time of year that people most experience a rise in depression. There are a range of situations that can trigger this response – unrealistic expectations, excessive consumerism and forced cheer are just a few reasons cited […]
Christmas is almost upon us, which means opportunities to gorge ourselves with food and drink are everywhere. From festive work parties to dinners and drinks with family and friends, this is the most overindulgent time of year by a long shot. While it’s OK to indulge and enjoy yourself during the festive period, it’s important […]
Workplace wellbeing is essential for businesses to thrive. The equation is simple – happy, healthy employees are more productive, work better in teams and produce better outcomes, ultimately driving higher profit margins and taking businesses to the next level. Here are five workplace wellbeing trends set to take 2018 by storm.
507,000 British workers suffered work-related musculoskeletal disorders in 2016/17, resulting in the loss of 8.9 million working days. The majority of these were related to back and neck problems caused by poor posture and repetitive strain. Employers can play a key role in preventing and managing musculoskeletal disorders by planning a strategy that not only […]
The UK faces a “significant mental health challenge at work,” a review commissioned by the Prime Minister has found. The review calls on employers, regardless of size or industry, to adopt six ‘mental health core standards’ that provide a framework for a set of actions the reviewers believe all organisations can implement quickly.
Most of us spend our lives on autopilot. We go through the motions at work, at home, while we eat and even when we interact with those around us. Often, although we are physically present, our minds are elsewhere – ruminating on the past or worrying about the future. In this state, decisions are made, […]