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FIVE TIPS FOR DE-STRESSING IN HIGH-PRESSURE JOBS

We spend a great deal of our lives working, and often our place of work can feel like a high-pressure environment. While deadlines, fast-paced work and demanding hours can have their positive sides, they can also cause stress, anxiety and other mental health issues that not only affect your ability to work – they affect…

Mental health maintenance kit

Life is so challenging and day to day challenges can leave us feeling drained and exhausted. I have created a mental health maintenance kit to help maintain emotional wellbeing. It’s a quick and easy way to keep yourself balanced and can assist in coping with stress and anxiety. This mental health maintenance kit has been created…

Recognising Stress Being in paid work is generally a positive experience, however an estimated ten million working days in 2011/12 were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety. Stress can manifest in a few ways, physical, psychological and behavioural and affects people differently. Work-related stress is the harmful reaction that occurs when people have…

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The impact of an uninspiring office on productivity

– 76% of UK office workers say their dated office decreases their productivity. – 50% say their uninspiring office has a negative impact on their mental well-being. – Over 1 in 3 say their dated office has contributed to mental health issues. A new study of 1,000 UK office workers by saraceninteriors.com has revealed that…

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Mental health first aid

Mental health first aid is all about helping people understand the basics of mental health – how to spot early warning signs, how to respond and how to support someone with mental health issues. Mental health first aid offers information on how to prevent a mental health issue becoming worse. When someone has a mental…

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The psychological impact of open plan offices

The design of an office has a measurable impact on employees’ wellbeing. The psychological impact of open plan offices is frequently overlooked by managers of companies. Of course for every situation, there are pros and cons but from the available reserach it would seem there are very few advantages when it comes to open plan…

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Workplace mental health improved by counselling

70% of EAP users needed help with mental health problems last year Of the 70% of employees with mental health problems last year, 92% of them reported that their condition improved as a result,  data has revealed. Employee benefits provider Unum’s first ever publication of its user records also indicated that of the 12,610 callers…

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Reasons employees don’t always use Employee Assistance Programmes

There are four reasons why employees don’t use EAP’s  and I’ll list them in the most-frequent order: they don’t think it’s confidential they feel there is a stigma for reaching out for help (especially for some men, who see this as a weakness) they think they have to ask permission from their boss or HR…