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Blue Monday sparks conversations about mental health

How Blue Monday sparks conversations about mental health

On today’s episode, I’m going to be talking about that infamous Monday in January, Blue Monday. I will highlight why employers should care about staff wellbeing even more so during this month.  When is Blue Monday?  Mondays can be tough for all of us. It is the day of the week staff are most likely to call in sick. The third Monday in January is called Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year. The day when it…

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Lessons I learned in 2019

12 business lessons I learned in 2019

Lessons I learned in 2019 On this episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I talk about the business lessons I’ve learned in the year 2019. I also talk about what’s to come in 2020 for my business, Diverse Minds UK.  The end of the Gregorian calendar is often a time for reflection for everyone, an opportunity to look back and set the tone for the year ahead, and I think doing this can be a useful exercise to celebrate all…

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An empty desk with a computer and a plant to show lonliness when experiencing an eating disorder

Eating Disorders at work: What you can do

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 It is Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) this week from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May. A national week in the UK to raise awareness of mental health and mental ill- health to inspire action and promote the positive message of good mental health for all.  MHAW was established in 2001 and is run by the Mental Health Foundation. This year’s theme is all about body image. Gabriella and I wanted to take the time…

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How you can get involved in Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day You may think speaking openly about mental health in the workplace is not the “done thing”. More like a topic that is discussed in hushed tones behind closed doors. Well, think again, today 7 Feb is Time to Talk Day led by Time to Change. It is about empowering everyone to have conversations about mental health. It is organisations’ and individuals’ opportunity to reduce stigma by talking about mental health and mental-ill health in an open way.   We…

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Six Wellbeing at Work Trends for 2019

Wellbeing at Work last year Here we are as another year begins. 2018 saw wellbeing at work come to the forefront with board-level discussions and senior leadership teams taking the lead with a focus on mental health in the workplace. For me, the wellbeing at work highlights of 2018 were increased numbers of staff receiving Mental Health First Aid training, financial wellness programmes and digital detoxes,  There was also an increase in workplaces encouraging the use of mindfulness through classes and/or promoting…

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