Do you have systems in place to support staff emotional wellbeing?

Business in the Community (BITC) 2019 reported 40% of employees have experienced poor mental health where work was a contributing factor in the previous year. This figure may well rise this year due to the impact of COVID-19. So, do you have systems in place to support staff emotional wellbeing? And are you doing [...]

Do you have systems in place to support staff emotional wellbeing?2020-07-22T11:30:09+01:00

Mental health champions to create a supportive workplace culture

Creating a Culture that is supportive of mental health: developing mental health champions Why is it important to create a culture that is supportive of mental health? One in four people will experience mental health problems in their lifetime and research suggests one in every six people in the workplace is experiencing such difficulties. [...]

Mental health champions to create a supportive workplace culture2018-07-22T21:31:24+01:00

Supporting Lawyers’ Mental Health

Research suggests that 1 in 6 employees at any one time will experience mental health issues in the UK. These account for 30-40% of absences from work and as much as 50% of all long-term sick leave cases. The legal profession is not exempt. In fact lawyers' mental health is more vulnerable. Lawyers fall [...]

Supporting Lawyers’ Mental Health2017-11-17T11:03:06+00:00

Do you think you don’t have time for one-to-ones with your staff?

Increased demand, pressure on time and remote working, all have an impact on being able to meet regularly for one-to-ones with employees.  But what’s the impact of this?  Can’t you just rely on being friendly and having an open door policy?  I would argue not. Getting to know your staff One-to-ones are crucial in [...]

Do you think you don’t have time for one-to-ones with your staff?2017-11-17T11:05:22+00:00

Reducing Mental Health Stigma

  Having worked in the field of mental health for over 20 years, I sometimes forget the stigma that still exists around this area.  I was at a social event recently and was seated next to a man I had not met before; a successful businessman.  I was telling him about my work around [...]

Reducing Mental Health Stigma2017-11-17T11:03:58+00:00