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Workplace Wellbeing and Stress Forum 2018 – Symposium Events

Attend Symposium Events’ upcoming Workplace Wellbeing and Stress Forum – and save £400!   I am very excited to announce that the Workplace Wellbeing and Stress Forum is back for an incredible 13th year, this highly popular conference will offer HR, OH and Wellbeing professionals the opportunity to uncover the strategic and practical elements of […]

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World Mental Health Day 2018 – Young people and mental health in a changing world

Did you know that approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year? It has been reported that in England alone 1 in 6 experience a common mental health problem, for example depression or anxiety, in any given week. Even more worryingly, around 1 in 10 children and […]

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6 Reasons you’ll benefit from a social media detox

  Did you know that on average a person checks their phone 150 times a day? We can be sat at the family dinner table and rather than conversing together, our heads are slumped and our concentration is given to the filter on our latest Instagram post; falling into the false reality of the social media […]

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How to make the most of your weekend

After a hard week at work the last thing on most of our minds is being productive at the weekend; but maybe the problem is that we’re confusing being busy with being productive. Making the most of your time at the weekend doesn’t mean that you have to be constantly busy and partaking in activities. […]

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Productivity tips for staying on your ‘A’ game at work

“Productivity is never an accident it’s the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort” – Paul Meyer. Does it ever get to the end of the work day and you feel it has been a very unproductive day? That you’ve had so much on you’ve struggled to prioritise your time and […]

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Would you put the tech down for Gardening?

As stress and poor mental health increases (four in five of us admit to being stressed), technology has been said to be a contributing factor to poor mental health. Recently this seems to have been covered a lot in the press with addiction to technology becoming a popular theme; for example, many of us feel […]

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Facebook detox: Is it worth taking a break?

We are all constantly looking for new ways to de-stress, and as much as we recommend practicing the classic yoga and mindfulness, sometimes more obvious habits can be adopted in order to decrease stress levels. Recently, a study conducted by University of Queensland, concluded that taking a five day break from Facebook, a platform used […]

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Anxiety has overtaken Depression: Generation Z

A study conducted in 2017 concluded that more than 1 in 3 teenage girls suffer with anxiety and depression. With 37% of girls having three or more symptoms of psychological distress, such as feeling worthless or unable to concentrate, compared to 15% of boys. Interestingly, it also concluded that depression and anxiety in boys had […]

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Is there a link between Technology and your Eyesight?

An increase in technology has had a positive effect on society in many ways, but have you ever thought about the possible link between technology and eyesight? Recently, we started to question whether our mobile phones could have been a contributing factor towards our eyesight deteriorating. It makes sense, as the majority of the day […]

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Which is the Worst Social Media Platform for your Mental Health?

  Social media has become the norm among the younger generations, with a reported 91% of 16-24 year old using the internet for social networking. A recent study, #StatusOfMind, examined the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health. The survey of nearly 1,500 young people aged 14-24 asked them to score each […]

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