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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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Katie Russell from Rape Crisis England and Wales and SARSVL

Talking about Domestic Violence at work

This week’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast is all about 16 Days of Action against gender-based violence. This includes domestic and sexual violence. The 16 days span from 25th November to 10th December. This week we are focusing on domestic violence and sexual abuse and how to support survivors who may need support from their workplace.  It’s a 2-part episode, in which, Katie Russell, Media and Comms Co-ordinator at Rape Crisis England and Wales and Harriet Smailes a volunteer…

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Bullying and Harassment in the workplace

Bullying and harassment in the workplace: what you can do about it.

This week is Anti-Bullying Week and in this episode of the podcast, I focus on bullying and harassment in the workplace and what you can do about it.  Bullying is unfortunately very common at work and can be present in many different ways. It is devastating and distressing for those being bullied and will have a negative effect on your workers’ mental health.  So, I address what workplace bullying is, how to spot it if you’re being bullied or if…

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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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What if they’re faking it?

Mental Health Training This week I delivered the two day adult Mental Health First Aid Training for a large financial organisation, with a large customer base. The delegates were great, open and willing to share their lived experiences of supporting people with mental-ill health. However, there was one delegate who fixated on the issue of team members faking mental-ill health. They asked the question at least eight times during the session. They were very concerned as a manager what do you do,…

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