National Awareness Weeks can be a great way to support your staff. Here is a list of what is coming up in April and here is a sneak at May and June.
BRINGING YOUR WHOLE SELF TO WORK Join us for breakfast in Mental Health Awareness Week 2017, and some compelling insights into how mental wellbeing is the key to flourishing at work. Hear stories from our speakers on the impact that undisclosed mental ill-health can have on your working life. Emma Lawton – diagnosed with Parkinson’s […]
I’ve been a family carer – to my mum through terminal cancer, and at different times as a support for friends and family members experiencing mental ill health. Many people experience times when being a carer feels very rewarding. But it can also be a very demanding role and carers can become exhausted. It’s especially […]
Neil, having been in a position when you approached a stranger on a bridge who wanted to take their own life, what advice would you give to people who are scared of starting these conversations with colleagues? It can be daunting to bring up subjects of mental health with colleagues. What I have learned is […]
World Sleep Day is an annual celebration of sleep and a call to action on important sleep issues. Nearly half of us are getting just six hours sleep or less a night. And an alarming four out of five people complain of disturbed or inadequate – or ‘toxic’ – sleep. (Sleep Council ‘Toxic Sleep’ survey, […]
What is Mindful Parenting? Mindful parenting is an approach that takes deliberate note of our choices as parents. It’s about being intentional with our parenting choices and not defaulting to whatever happens to come to us naturally (which is often not the best way to approach our children). This means asking the real questions. Usually, […]
How often do you hear it being said “Well now that she’s had her baby she isn’t going to be so work-committed?” How often have you caught yourself thinking it? I need to put my hand up here and admit that there was a time when I was guilty of such biased thinking. But my […]
Eds Up is all about providing a heads up on cutting edge issues affecting you and your children. In this edition, Zoe Sinclair, founder of Parents Matter and Employees Matter, responds to the following: “I have recently returned from work after having my second child – I am really finding it very hard and dare not […]