Mental Health

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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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How to look after yourself 365 days of the year.

Beyond New Year’s Resolutions: Wellbeing 365

New Year’s Resolutions We hear it every year, don’t we? Setting intentions and then giving up on New Year’s resolutions. The second Friday in January is apparently when most people quit or “fail” their New Year’s resolutions in some way. It can be down to the time of year, feeling pressured into setting them or wanting to see quick results and feeling disheartened. I gave up this practice a long time ago as January is a time I want to…

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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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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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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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