Wellbeing

01Nov 2019
360 degree approach to wellbeing in the workplace

As it stands, mental health problems at work are said to cost British employers between £33 billion and £42 billion a year, according to the Thriving At Work report published in 2017, so there is certainly a business case for implementing workplace wellbeing programmes. But are the organisations that are trying to execute these initiatives going about it in the right way?

27Sep 2018
mindfulness in the workplace, stress management, workplace wellbeing

Mindfulness is steadily gaining popularity as a stress reducing technique among employees and employers alike. It has been shown to significantly reduce workplace stress, frustration and burnout, so you can see why huge corporations such as Apple, Google and Aetna have implemented mindfulness as part of their staff wellbeing programmes. Even some primary schools have started […]

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 […]

18May 2018
Tips for a stress-free holiday

Guest blog by Emma Richings, Travel Counsellor Part of wellbeing at work is ensuring you use your annual leave entitlement to get away from the office, relax and switch off. The best way to do this is by going away on holiday, yet some can find this a daunting prospect. Here are my top tips […]

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.