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Mental Health - More Talk Needed

Are Organisations Getting Mental Health Wrong?

  • January 28, 2018

The awareness of mental health in the workplace is growing – and quite right too. Workshops, webinars and conferences are driving important messages about stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD and schizophrenia. Companies are training their managers in how to have conversations that will get people openly talking about their…

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Be Kind To Someone

Be Kind to Someone

  • August 10, 2017

Is it time to  be kind to someone? Random acts of kindness stimulate dopamine and serotonin, two 'feel good' chemicals in the brain associated with happiness and reward. I was on a beach on Monday and a young girl gave me this beautiful shell she'd collected whilst beachcombing with her…

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Undervalued - It Is What It Is

Burnt Out & Undervalued: The truth about Young Professionals

  • June 4, 2017

Too many Young Professionals are burnt out and undervalued. This is a report on the results of a Snapshot Survey I recently carried out. This survey is a short (10 questions) anonymous, web-based survey of Young Professionals aged between 21 and 32 conducted in April 2017 in the UK. Burnt…

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Millenials Unhappy Worklife Balance

Employees aged 25-34 most unhappy with work-life balance

  • April 9, 2017

According to a survey by YouGov (read more here) employees aged 25 to 34 are the most unhappy with their worklife balance. "41 per cent of 25-34 year-olds believe there is sometimes an expectation from their boss or employer to work outside their normal hours. What’s more, a quarter say…

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Preventing Burnout - Handling Burnout - Warning Signs - What Causes Burnout

Handling Burnout – Preventing Burnout

  • March 5, 2017

"Burnout is when you are emotionally, physically and mentally exhausted" - Susan Scott It was Hans Selye (1907- 1982) who first gave a scientific explanation for biological stress. He called his model the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS). The GAP states that an event that threatens an organism’s well-being (a stressor)…

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Preventing Burnout - Handling Burnout - Warning Signs - What Causes Burnout

Handling Burnout – What Causes Burnout?

  • February 28, 2017

"Burnout is when you are emotionally, physically and mentally exhausted" - Susan Scott Burnout has many causes. Often, but not exclusively, burnout stems from feelings of overwork and undervalue at work. This in turn can be caused by some or all of the following; Feeling that you have little or…

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Preventing Burnout - Handling Burnout - Warning Signs - What Causes Burnout

Handling Burnout – The Warning Signs

  • February 17, 2017

"Burnout is when you are emotionally, physically and mentally exhausted" - Susan Scott Burnout is terrible. It severely and adversely affects the lives of those who suffer as well as their families, friends and colleagues. Burnout has both a personal cost and an organisational cost. It is in the best…

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