October 2, 2017

 An interesting article in HBR states "Friendship matters. Everything we do to succeed in our careers is improved when we’re supported by a foundation of strong, stable friendships." Friends are critical to our health and wellbeing. By cultivating our friendships we ha...

July 11, 2017

So when the going gets tough we generally try to work harder hoping that this will give us the competitive edge. Even though we often know that this strategy is counter productive, we can struggle to accept it and employ a different strategy. To make a meaningful impac...

June 5, 2017

An interesting study has recently been published in the Journal of Neuroscience which has found that brain waves can be altered by playing a musical instrument improving an individual’s ability to listen and hear, over a short period of time. This is another example of...

February 5, 2017

 Please support this great initiative, bearing in mind that for all of us our mental health is with us throughout our lives, from birth to death. Also with the government setting out their new approaches to mental health, with the Prime Minister saying:

“What I am annou...

February 2, 2017

So many great charities including Headstogether are supporting Time to Talk day.  

Take time to talk to someone, phone or text, have a coffee or just stick your head round someone's door. Ask them how they are and listen to what they say.

1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 young...

February 1, 2017

Really interesting talk last night on the impact of nutrition, stimulants - caffeine in particular, anti stress nutrients and mindset on our ability to respond to and build resilience to stress. So much of our energy is depleted when we are anxious, stressed or depress...

January 30, 2017

Talking about mental health at work is difficult for everyone concerned. Beginning as a black and white, silent movie, Let’s Talk portrays the difficulties that arise through poor communication. Such a great film that provides some really interesting tips.

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