Keeping Medical Staff Mentally Healthy

2022-01-31T11:28:29+00:00January 31st, 2022|

When we struggle with physical or mental health, we are encouraged to tell our GP. They can offer treatment and support to improve our well-being. What happens when GPs and other medical staff are affected by ill-health? Where can they seek support? Mental Health and the Pandemic Government data reveals [...]

Where Can I Turn if I’m Not Coping at Christmas?

2021-12-22T13:52:30+00:00December 22nd, 2021|

In my previous article, Taking Care of your Mental Health at Christmas, I suggested ways of helping yourself and others to cope in what can be a challenging time of year. Even with the best plans, the events of Christmas can trigger negative emotions and behaviours. The challenge is that [...]

Taking Care of your Mental Health at Christmas

2021-12-08T10:05:38+00:00December 6th, 2021|

[Trigger warning: mention of eating disorders] What is the best gift in the world? In my eyes it’s health. Being in good physical and mental health increases the chances of us living life to the full. Free from pain, stress and anxiety, we are open to opportunities, productive and much [...]

Protecting Young People’s Mental Health

2021-11-29T12:17:02+00:00November 29th, 2021|

Mental health services have seen a dramatic increase in young people being referred for support. The pandemic has amplified what was already a growing issue and support services are struggling to cope. The waiting list for an initial appointment is 6 months to 2 years, with 1 in 4 young [...]

Protecting the Mental Wellbeing of Ex-Military Personnel

2021-11-11T09:40:11+00:00November 11th, 2021|

Remembrance Day is an opportunity to recognise the contribution and sacrifice of British and Commonwealth servicemen and women. This is an opportune time to talk about the mental well-being of ex-military personnel. Do the demands of military life impact mental health? Serving in the Forces demands a very different mindset [...]

The Importance of Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace

2021-10-22T08:02:32+01:00October 21st, 2021|

It’s been a challenging 18-months. Every business and employee have needed to adapt and adapt again; uncertainty has been a constant. We have ploughed on through, adjusting to working from home, managing stock shortages and juggling work and home responsibilities. We have isolated and then returned to work (having sat [...]

Mental Health in an Unequal World

2021-10-07T09:18:06+01:00October 7th, 2021|

When mentally and physically healthy, we are productive, resilient and able to realise our potential. We are equipped to play our role in society; applying our skills to work, social interactions, family responsibilities and wider community roles. It is therefore in our everyone’s interest to do what we can to [...]

How Inclusive is your Workplace?

2021-10-07T09:15:51+01:00September 27th, 2021|

All organisations benefit from recruiting a diverse team of employees. A broad range of skills, experience and perspectives fuels insight and innovation. When the work environment is inclusive, it opens up opportunities, informs business development and enhances customer service. According to research published on the CBI website, companies with gender [...]

Is There a Correlation Between Occupation and Suicide?

2021-09-10T10:21:37+01:00September 10th, 2021|

A career should make the best use of our skills, provide opportunities for development and give us a degree of job satisfaction. We expect challenges, deadlines and demanding customers and can usually cope with periods of stress. With a strong team, appreciation and fair remuneration, we ride the storm and [...]

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