What Makes a Happy Workplace?

August 16, 2017

A happy workplace is usually a productive, flexible and resilient workplace. However, a happy workplace can often be a difficult thing to measure and manage. What creates a happy environment for one of us may cause difficulty or stress for someone else. It is for this reason that autonomy topsRead More

Healthy Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace

August 11, 2017

Effectiveness at work is has strong links to mental health and wellbeing; research has found that employers can see a 10% increase in performance by prioritising employee engagement and wellbeing. Mental wellbeing at work is not isolated from wellbeing at home and vice versa. Being healthy and happy in oneRead More

Achieving the Perfect Work-Life Balance

August 3, 2017

Having a positive work/life balance can feel like a near impossible aim, we can also feel powerless when attempting to shift this balance. Today’s working environment is often focussed on giving more of ourselves and we can feel that our lives outside of work are not taken into account –Read More

Why adding an EAP makes you an Employer of Choice

June 26, 2017

Why adding an EAP makes you an Employer of Choice Throughout my career, I have been fortunate enough to have worked with a number of employers who have all offered a workplace environment that has believed in the importance of employee wellbeing; investing in providing help and support for employeesRead More

8 Benefits of an Employee Assistance Programme

June 26, 2017

8 Benefits of an Employee Assistance Programme Employee Assistance Programmes (or EAPs) are used by all types of business, from small to large multinationals in all sectors. Latest figures indicate that half of UK employees are supported by EAPs. This follows a growth of around 69 percent in EAPs sinceRead More

Support for Managers in Managing Employee Mental Health

June 12, 2017

Introduction “Workplaces are amongst the institutions that contribute to, and impact on, our mental health throughout our lives.” (ACAS Research Paper, 2016) Many workplaces have recognised the benefits of supporting employee health and wellbeing; common initiatives include fruit for the office and discounted gym membership. Whilst these gestures convey valuesRead More

Stay Fresh at Work: Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

May 17, 2017

What is Sleep? Sleep is a vital, natural state of rest that gives the body and brain time off to restore and heal. It is crucial for concentration, memory and coordination. Sleep is also important for employee wellbeing though, unfortunately, is often the first thing we lose when stressed atRead More

Critical Incident & Trauma Support for Employees

May 8, 2017

Critical and traumatic incidents are, by their very nature, unpredictable and in most cases unavoidable. As a business, it is important to understand the powerful impact they can have on your personnel and their families and have plans in place to allow you to react appropriately and protect your organisation.Read More

Employee Retention & The High Cost of Unhappy Employees

May 1, 2017

Undoubtedly, it makes good business sense to maintain and retain happy, satisfied employees by creating a positive working culture where people can do their best work. As well as the obvious costs such as recruitment efforts to replace employees who leave, there are many indirect ways that having unhappy workersRead More

The Benefits of Massage in the Workplace

April 24, 2017

Many people have a good understanding of the benefits of massage. From relieving the physical discomfort created by an overtight muscle, to increasing the flow of blood and lymph to the brain and other organs, to the simple but powerful effect of being cared for, massages from 10 to 180Read More