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Articles – Diversity and Inclusion, Wellbeing and Tips for Stress

Our Autumn edition of In Equilibrium featured external articles which looked at wellbeing in the workplace, National Inclusion Week, mental health awareness, work-related stress and the importance of sleep.

Round Table: Setting the Wellbeing Agenda

“What are the links between healthy employees and healthy organisations, and how good are UK employers at encouraging their staff to adopt healthier lifestyles?  Management Today and Unum bring together some experts to find out.”

National Inclusion Week 2013

This year, National Inclusion Week ran from the 7th – 11th October.  Five short videos have been posted of members, including the Head of Diversity & Inclusion at the House of Commons and European HR Director of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, sharing their top tips for creating an inclusive workplace culture.

Rumination: The danger of dwelling

BBC’s Lab UK and the University of Liverpool have undertaken the biggest ever UK online test into stress and have found that too much rumination is the biggest predictor of the country’s most common mental health problems which are thought to now affect 1 in 4 of the UK population each year.

Energise your life: Top ten ways to reduce work-related stress

Stress is now the biggest cause of sickness in Britain with 105 million days lost to it each year; this article provides ten quick tips to remind you how to avoid it.

How much can an extra hour’s sleep change you?

Apparently we Brit’s get an average of 6.5 hours sleep a night.  The results of a study showing what happens when we get just an hour per night more than this shows some enlightening results in diverse areas of our health and wellbeing … maybe enough to make us re-think whether that late night film or early morning flight is really worth it!

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