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Centenary newsletter includes an article about recovery from mental ill health


Welcome to the Summer 2019 edition of our newsletter, we hope you will find it an interesting read.

This issue includes:

  • A look at micro-inequities and their impact in the workplace
  • Recent blog articles on mindfulness initiatives and dementia awareness training
  • A tip which may help improve your self-talk
  • Trainer Dawn Hardman answers a question on recovery from mental ill health in our Ask the Expert
  • Tools for managing work related stress and some other resources
  • Practical tips for re-setting your internal clock if you are a night owl



Equilibrium NewsAs this is the centenary edition of our bi-monthly newsletter, it means we’ve now been producing wellbeing hints and tips for our email community every couple of months for over 16 years!

Going forward, please let us know if there’s any topic you would like us to include.

You should now find our website easier to navigate if you’re viewing it on a mobile device as we’ve recently made a few updates to our training course menus.


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Overcoming unconscious bias: Micro-inequities are contagious & that can work 2 ways

Micro-inequities may be covert and used unintentionally by the perpetrator but their effect can be damaging on both the recipient and the workplace culture.



Stress Management Blog

Recent articles added to our blog

Why is dementia awareness training increasingly important?

Workplace Mindfulness Initiatives – why the words you use matter

Training Locations in 2019


Stress & Wellbeing Tip

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Our latest tip considers the power of illeism and how practising it may result in your self-talk being kinder.  Read it here.

Visit our tips archive



Ask The Expert

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Specialist trainer, Dawn Hardman provides a heartfelt response to the question, “Can you recover from mental ill health?”

Read Dawn’s answer here

Have a look at our archive of Ask the Expert Q&A’s


Amanda’s Column

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Amanda reflects on the benefit of sharing stories as she navigates her way through one of life’s stressful experiences.





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View the resources in this edition here
.  They include:

– A link to 3 short wellbeing in the workplace videos
– New guides and resources to help break the stigma of talking menopause in the workplace
– Managing work related stress case studies
– Business in the Community’s Working with Pride report



Old fashioned typewriter with a piece of paper in the rollers and the word 'inspire' typed in large letters“Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticise?”
Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor and philosopher, 121 – 180AD

“There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.”
from ‘Reasons to Stay Alive” by Matt Haig, British novelist and journalist, born 1975


4 popular articles on our social media channels

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A decade on, are we still ‘Working for a Healthier Tomorrow’?
5 reasonable adjustments you can make for employees suffering from mental ill-health
We can no longer ignore burnout syndrome related to chronic stress, says World Health Organisation
Do we have a right not to be lonely?



… and finally …

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A recent study aimed to see if there were simple things people can do at home to change a late sleeping and waking pattern by re-setting their internal clocks. The results after just 3 weeks were encouraging.




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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