Tag Archives: mental health

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.

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 […]

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.

I recently ran several in-house stress management workshops for a mixed bunch of designers, engineers, marketing, HR, production and support staff employed by a Sussex-based company. One thing became clear – some of them were heading towards burnout, and yet this is a company that really takes workplace wellbeing seriously and invests in a number of initiatives and services to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees. So why were these people so stressed out?