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

From cave-dwelling to zoom calls. Coping with COVID Wellbeing Webinars

Coping with COVID Wellbeing Webinars From our cavemen ancestors, we have inherited a tendency to worry and be vigilant for signs of threat.  In modern life, this is often about non-life-threatening things such as worrying about whether we have done something wrong at work or whether we will have anything interesting to say at a [...]

From cave-dwelling to zoom calls. Coping with COVID Wellbeing Webinars2020-05-26T09:46:13+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

New online therapy service

Online therapy service now available Dr Sarah Swan is pleased to welcome clients to her online therapy service. Please watch her video to learn about the service and what she can offer.  Online therapy will be provided via a secure online video conferencing facility.  Dr Swan looks forward to providing psychological therapy for people from [...]

New online therapy service2018-03-24T15:51:45+00:00

Emotional wellbeing and post-natal depression during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Why do we not talk about difficult feelings like post-natal depression during pregnancy and childbirth? We are bombarded with images of content babies and happy parents, of celebrities bouncing back to normal weight, shape, mood and work, weeks after giving birth.  But the reality is that pregnancy, childbirth and the post-natal period, leads to [...]

Emotional wellbeing and post-natal depression during pregnancy and after childbirth.2018-03-24T18:01:06+00:00

Is perfectionism negatively impacting on your wellbeing?

We live in a world where we are encouraged to be the best: to achieve high standards in the spheres of work, home, relationships, even our hobbies.  But when does striving for perfectionism turn from something that is motivating and positive, to something that negatively impacts on our mental health?  Here are some cognitive [...]

Is perfectionism negatively impacting on your wellbeing?2017-11-17T11:03:31+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