• EAEF Conf. 2015: Workplace Duty of Care – the Role of EAPs

    Join the Employee Assistance European Forum (EAEF) at their 2015 conference in Madrid to discuss duty of care in the workplace and the role of EAPs. The event boasts a range of international experts and speakers, discussing a range of topics, including: Why the EAP is crucial to survivor syndromeRead More

  • How employers can boost employees’ emotional resilience

    According to Kate Nowlan, CiC’s Chief Executive, resilience is the capacity to turn adversity into possibility and in many ways, emotional resilience is an attitude to the people, places and things that people are faced with. It’s the ability to deal with life as it is, not as you mightRead More

  • CiC survey reveals what’s causing us the most stress

    A survey by CiC into the factors that are causing people the most stress at the moment has revealed some interesting results about the range of issues we’re managing and which have the potential to impact on our personal and professional lives. “Pressure of work is the overwhelming issue forRead More

  • Trust Women: helping us to better help the helpers

    “Attending Trust Women last week was an opportunity for me to find out so much more about the issue of human trafficking and slavery that exists in the modern world,” said Kate Nowlan, Chief Executive of CiC. “The issues, images and information that were shared at the conference are soRead More

  • Trust Women: supporting womens’ rights around the world

    CiC Chief Executive, Kate Nowlan, is attending Trust Women in London on 18 and 19 November 2014, a conference that brings together women’s rights campaigners and top decision makers in the fields of law, finance, business, technology and government. Participants at this year’s event will be invited to take actionRead More

  • World Mental Health Day First ever NHS waiting time standards for mental health announced

    Please visit the Mental Health Foundation website for more information

  • The stress of leadership – Kate Nowlan talks at Major Projects Association event

    CiC Chief Executive, Kate Nowlan, recently presented at a seminar on ‘the stress of leadership’ hosted by the Major Projects Association. The event, which took place in June 2014, brought together a range of speakers to assess the stressful role of project managers and leaders, reviewing the responsibilities they undertakeRead More

  • CiC scoops Top Employer for Working Families award again!

    CiC has been named ‘Top Small Family Friendly Employer’ for the second year running, this year receiving the award as joint-winner at a ceremony in London on 18 June 2014. Kate Nowlan, CiC chief executive, comments on the award win: “This is a tremendous achievement for CiC and something whichRead More

  • Leadership & Wellbeing in the EAEF Conference 2014 Spotlight

    The 2014 Employee Assistance European Forum took place last month in Vienna, bringing together delegates from over 25 countries to discuss the topic of leadership and wellbeing, recognising the extent to which wellbeing in organisations is directly related to sensitive and empathetic leadership. CiC’s Chief Executive, Kate Nowlan, welcomed delegatesRead More

  • CIC has been awarded the ISO 27001 standard

    “The team at CiC has always taken the issue of information and data security seriously. Being awarded the ISO 27001 accreditation confirms that we have strong processes and procedures in place that enable us to demonstrate the very best practice when it comes to managing confidential and sensitive information. ThisRead More

  • We’re Proud to Enrolled in the Mindful Employer Initiative

    This means that as an employer, CiC aims to: · Show a positive and enabling attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues · Ensure that all staff involved in recruitment and selection are briefed on mental health issues and the Equality Act 2010 · Not make assumptionsRead More

  • Advice on managing trauma and crisis in the workplace

    Making the best of preparing for the worst is an important lesson for organisations. Although traumatic events are unlikely to happen in most companies, the fact is that they do happen so you need to be prepared. In a recent article by CiC’s Chief Executive, Kate Nowlan, in Builder &Read More