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How can returning to forgotten childhood hobbies help relieve stress?

In our day to day, busy lives, how often do we find ourselves stopping and taking a moment to take it all in and be mindful? I’m guessing, not often. Of course some people will be already on the path to mindfulness, however even I often get caught up in the hustle and bustle. Many […]

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Do you have an issue with long term absence?

The majority of organisations we work with have concerns around long term absence. The impact on the individual, the manager, the team and the workload results in everyone being affected.  According to the 2015 CIPD Absence Management Survey Report, Long Term Absence has increased. Are you aware that each year around 865,000 employee absences in […]

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Should we stay or should we go?

It’s by far one of the biggest decisions we will have to make in our lifetime. One that will affect the economy, foreign policy, immigration policy, security and sovereignty and we are all aware of its importance. Yet there is much confusion around the EU Referendum. Why? Because there are no facts; just assumptions and […]

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BMW chief’s collapse is another example of executive stress.

Stress takes its toll on Top Executive. The news has recently highlighted that BMW’s CEO Harald Krueger collapsed during a press conference at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show last week. People were understandably shocked, including his colleagues. Not much is clear about the incident – however it has been written that before he took to […]

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Applied to Employee Engagement

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Applied to Employee Engagement We often come across clients that deal with the challenge of an unmotivated workforce and who struggle to engage them in a way that increases productivity. Employee engagement is indeed one of the core components of an effective wellbeing programme. So what motivates and engages employees? The […]

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Why do wellbeing and stress management strategies fail to work effectively?

I am often asked what the main barriers to the implementation of workplace wellbeing and stress management strategies are. What is the reason they fail to work effectively? In my experience, many companies will gain Senior Management buy in, invest in resources such as an Employee Assistance Programme, Occupational Health and other wellbeing resources, however […]

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National Workplace Wellbeing Survey Findings

We recently sent out a survey with the aim to further our understanding of the key challenges that organisations are facing when it comes to workplace wellbeing and stress. The responses have helped us gain invaluable insights into how stress is impacting the modern workplace.  The response suggests there are many some common themes that […]

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What is the reason people resort to the mindless acts of hooliganism and aggression we have seen in the media over the last few days?

I have started writing this message several times, unsure if it was relevant or even appropriate for us to send. However I feel compelled to do so. I was in Marseille last weekend for the England vs Russia game. Many of you would have witnessed the violent scenes unfolding in the media. Mindless hooliganism where […]

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Men are most at risk for stress; how can we beat it together?

This week is Men’s Health Awareness week and this year the focus is ‘together we can beat stress.’ Now, when we talk about men and health people often assume we’re talking about fitness; however fitness is only one aspect of health. Health includes elements of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Did you know? 10% […]

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How can you manage stress at work?

The workplace can often be one of the main stressors in day to day life, and while sometimes pressure can make us energised and alert, it can also have the opposite effect. A study conducted by Johansson found that repetitiveness, high demand/workload and lack of control were all factors which were linked to higher levels […]

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