I am pretty sure we have all enjoyed working from home, especially when you think about the money saved on commuting, work wardrobe and fast-food lunches. While a lot of people they have been forced back into the office full time (despite what we all learned through the pandemic and the countless studies that have […]
The biggest cause of acute mental health issues is stress – and I think attempts to tackle this in the workplace can turn into a sham. The rise in Wellbeing initiatives makes it feel like mental health is being considered but too often these programs are being badly implemented; used as a tick box exercise
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a campaign I can’t ignore because it’s personal to me. My husband’s mum died of it not long ago and, forget the jokes, I really got on with my mother-in-law. Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects millions of us globally and that number is on the rise. It can’t be
In 2017, the cost of loneliness to UK employers was estimated at £2.5bn every year. I can’t imagine what that figure has escalated to over the past 18 months. Given the overwhelming evidence that the global pandemic has increased levels of loneliness, with 25% of adults in the UK reporting feelings of loneliness in 2020,
Overwhelm. Even writing the word makes me feel overwhelmed. Overwhelm is the sense that we have too much going on and we’re a little bit out of control. It’s when we have multiple pressure points, often landing at the same time. The end result… Stress! Many of us suffer with overwhelm from time to time,
Burnout; a word that most of us will have heard of but not necessarily experienced in the past. Now, after the extraordinary events of the last 10-12 months, far more people have first-hand knowledge of burnout. I have seen the impact of extreme burnout. From a heart attack, to someone collapsing in the office, through
New Year, new you, right? Well, maybe not just yet but it could be if you take the right steps to ingrain healthy habits long term. How many times do we hear about putting plans in place for the new year? Creating new goals? Kickstarting a healthy eating plan? Veganuary? Dry January? All of these
Seasonal change affects us all in different ways, here are some ideas for remaining focused and energised during the seasonal transition.
For many of us we don’t always recognise stress or the triggers that take us from our level-headed selves to a somewhat cranky individual – to put it politely. It’s certainly true that stress manifests in different ways for each of us and it’s highly likely that we won’t even recognise it until we’re at
It seems so many of us are getting enough sleep but still feeling sluggish each day, here’s some potential reasons why.