Eight Steps to Mental Wellbeing at Work

A growing number of powerful reports from highly reputable organisations have repeatedly spelled out the costs to people, business and nation of mental ill health. Excellent research has outlined the main factors that impact people’s mental health at work, what causes stress, leads to burnout and increases the risk of illness. In recent years courses …

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Mental Health, Economics and Organisational Culture

The way we are working, the economic models and the organisational cultures that evolve from those models are costing us dear at the personal, corporate and national levels.  A silent, invisible epidemic of mental illness is sweeping our societies and having a massive impact on the economy.. Business is being hit where it hurts, the …

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Why business must have a human face

Why must we make business human-centred? What role do belonging and culture play in business success? I was asked to answer a few questions on the subject recently and here are my answers. As employers, why should we care about the wellbeing of our staff, and is this really an employer’s responsibility? Many reasons and “yes …

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Ten Ways to Enhance your Wellbeing in 2017

Most people these days can reel off a list of things we need to do to stay healthy – exercise, nutrition, water, sleep etc. The elements of what I call the Outer Game of Health. But how often do we follow our own good advice? The  chatter in our head says: “I’m too tired”. “It doesn’t matter.” “I …

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The Life-changing Magic of Presence

I often think about a wonderful woman who was a patient of mine a few years ago. Let’s call her Lucy. She demonstrated the life-changing magic of Presence When she first came to see me she was already seriously ill with stage four breast cancer. This means that the tumour cells had spread beyond the …

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