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Loneliness statistics – understanding workplace anxiety in the ‘new normal’

It’s important to differentiate it from solitude, or ‘going solo’, which are voluntary conditions. Loneliness is the negative emotion we experience when we’re getting less social connection than we want or need. It’s also common between all of us; something everyone feels at some point, like hunger or thirst, and we can usually fix it…

The world of work – have we got it all wrong?

We spend most of our time at work, so it goes without saying that we should enjoy what we do. The sad reality is that most people don’t enjoy their work. The logical conclusion to that suggests most of us spend a large portion of our lives doing what we don’t want to do. Chronic,…

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…

mental health first aid

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…