Newsletter 91 – Late Summer 2017 includes Stress & Wellbeing Tips

Newsletter 91 – Late Summer 2017 includes Stress & Wellbeing Tips


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We hope you’ve managed to enjoy a break over the summer months.  There was some discussion over whether this should be our late summer or early autumn edition –  we plumped for the former, maybe not the best example of realistic optimism but we add the following advice ‘hope for the best, prepare for the worst‘!

This edition includes:

In Equilibrium News – we introduce our new E&D trainer, highlight a rewarding mental health training programme & divulge the results of our recent office team photo-shoot
Our Stress and Wellbeing Tip – may help you look differently at a fruit bowl
Ask the Expert – Trainer Christine Clark offers advice to a reader who asks for help regarding their current situation at work
Resources –  feature a report outlining why empathy is a useful tool for managers, plus a resource to help those developing a business case for mindfulness training
And finally – wearable gadgets on the market have now reached our underwear!

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In Equilibrium News

 

Nina Munday - trainer
NEW Equality & Diversity Trainer

We are delighted that Nina Munday has recently joined the In Equilibrium team.
Nina  holds a Master of Arts in Sociology with honours and has over 20 years’ experience of working in the equality sector in the UK.  Throughout her career, she has held senior executive positions in many strategic organisations.  She specialises in delivering training on equality, diversity and inclusion to a variety of client groups.

 

NEW Office Team Photos
Some of us were perfectly happy with looking 10 years younger than we are.  However, it was deemed appropriate to upgrade our office team photos to ones which more closely resemble our current selves.

You can view a montage of some of the more successful shots by clicking on the title above.  We’d like to thank Ross Dalgetty for making it as painless an exercise as possible.  As well as for his infinite patience with his not so photogenic subjects!

 


Re-empowering Managers to talk about Mental Health

We are currently working with managers on Network Rail’s London and North Western Route.

Trainer Christine Clark is delivering the 18 month Adult Mental Health First Aid training programme and she recently highlighted the benefits such a programme can bring –

The beauty of this work is that it spreads organically after every session.  Of course, I can’t teach everything relating to mental health but I can give them knowledge to build on and enthusiasm to want to know more …

 

Recent Articles Added To Our Blog

Stress Management Blog


Mindful Safety
Health & Wellbeing at Work – some useful tools
A Tolerant Workplace Leads to Benefits for All – including your bottom line
Group Training : an opportunity to reflect and connect with colleagues
The Protected Characteristics : Common Questions
Why Learning Stopping Cues Could Help Manage Stress

 

Stress and Wellbeing Tip

Basket full of apples
Many of us have grown up forever being told to “eat a piece of fruit“.  This tip offers a quick look at what fruit can do for us and makes this advice far easier to swallow …

Read our Stress & Wellbeing Tip
Read our tips archive here

 

Ask the Expert

Christine Clark, LiverpoolChristine Clark, a passionate educator and trainer in areas that pose a psychological risk in the workplace and education, answers a reader’s question.

The Question
My job share has temporarily cut her hours as she is close to burnout.  I have been told that for the moment she will only do straightforward, routine tasks and that I should leave these for her and concentrate on the more challenging, complicated areas of our role.  Although I have every sympathy for her personally, I wonder how long it will be before my mental health suffers as a result.  Are there any actions I can take to protect myself?

Read Christine’s answer here
Previous Ask the Expert questions and answers are available here

 

Amanda’s Column

Letters forming interlocking words

When a joke backfires, Amanda needs to find some way of righting the damage it’s left behind …

Read Amanda’s Column
The archive of Amanda’s column is available here …

 

 

A Date to Remember

World Mental Health Day Banner

World Mental Health Day – 10 October 2107

This year is the 25th anniversary of World Mental Health Day.  Every year on the 10th October the World Federation of Mental Health host World Mental Health Day with the objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
This year’s theme is Mental Health in the Workplace This page of their website has ideas of what you can do to celebrate, as well as  images to download for using on social media or a banner you can add to your website.

 

Resources

Newspapers stuck in a park bench

We feature a report about the importance of empathy as a tool for managers and a resource to help build the business case for mindfulness training:

Click here to view this edition’s resources

 

 

Quotations

"Attitude is everything" written on pile of post it notes
The bad news is that time flies.  The good news is that you’re the pilot.
Michael Altshuler, American Author and Speaker

It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world
Og MandinoAmerican Author1923 – 1996

 

News from the Outside

Click here to see the following selection of articles:

  • Stress at Work is ‘causing’ poor mental health in men
  • Talking to yourself isn’t crazy, it’s stress relief
  • How to work with someone who’s always stressed out
  • 5 ways managers can support wellbeing improvement
  • What all that multi-tasking is doing to your brain – and memory
  • And finally … Could a ‘wellbeing’ bra help you stay calm?

 

Old fashioned underwear on a clothes line under a blue sky

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter.  We are always delighted to hear from our readers, so if you would like to share your comments or suggestions with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: [email protected].

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