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Personal Resilience Training

Why is everyone talking about resilience? I think there has been more discussion about resilience and what it means due to the increasing levels of stress in our everyday lives. We all know we are too reliant on our technology, we check emails at all hours, homework is issued on iPads, and we use gadgets at home. All in the hope of trying to save time, but this often means we do not have time with constant buzzing, pinging and…

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Purple Light UP for IDPD

Eliminating Disability Discrimination: Celebrating Disabled People through The Big Purple Light-Up

Eliminating Disability Discrimination On 3rd December 2018 International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD) was celebrated. IDPD was established by the UN in 1992 to recognise the contribution of disabled people. The theme for this year’s IDPD was “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. Workplaces have a key part to play in removing barriers and enabling equal participation for disabled staff to thrive. It goes beyond being complaint with the law, to actively creating positive systems.  Disability…

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Bullying at Work (Credit ACAS)

Speaking out about workplace bullying

Anti-Bullying Week takes place from 12- 19 November 2018. This year’s theme is Choose Respect. Bullying is often associated with the playground, however nearly a third of people are experiencing bullying at work. 72% of whom are bullied by their manager. There is still work to do to raise awareness about workplace bullying and how to tackle it. My Experience I featured on the inspirational Petra Velzeboer’s Advantage to Adversity Podcast. I spoke about my experience of workplace bullying and burnout. It wasn’t easy for…

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Stress Awareness Week 2018

3 Quick Ways to create a stress-free environment

This week is International Stress Awareness Week running 5-9 November. Recently, I have been delivering a lot of anti-bullying training to large organisations. A topic that always arises during the discussions concerns management boundaries. How stress is related to workload management, emails being sent at all hours and thankless tasks. So, I have put together my top three tips to reduce stress, improve communication and ensure a happier team environment for Stress Awareness Week and beyond. 1. Be clear about…

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Stop Hate UK Spread Love not Hate Campaign

How hate crime impacts mental health

It’s Hate Crime Awareness Week running from 13 to 20 October. This year’s theme is Spread Love Not Hate. Hate crime is defined as an offence which the victim considers to be driven by hostility towards one or more of the following characteristics: race, nationality, religion, belief, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity. The word offence encompasses verbal abuse, intimidation, threats, harassment, assault, bullying (exertion/abuse of power), and damage to property (which includes vandalism). Shamefully, we have seen a national…

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