Newsletter 73 Features Wellbeing at Work – Oct/Nov 2013

Newsletter 73 Features Wellbeing at Work – Oct/Nov 2013


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Welcome to the Autumn edition of In Equilibrium which features wellbeing at work.

We’ve left out the fireworks but hopefully you’ll find a few worthwhile sparks in our latest edition which includes:

  • A link to the second in our series of videos entitled Resilience at Work – this time we look at Setting Boundaries
  • A blog article which provides some food for thought over Equality and Diversity issues
  • An invigorating stress tip
  • A couple of handy resources for Managing Stress at Work and Managing/Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace
  • An explanation of why 7.5 should be the new 6.5 … scroll down to find out what on earth we’re talking about!

 

In Equilibrium News

 

Resilience at Work – Setting Boundaries
In this second resilience video, the importance of setting boundaries is considered and how this can help you to achieve a more successful work-life balance.

Equality and Diversity Issues
Our consultant, Eve Winston, provides a thought provoking example of how a manager can have good intentions regarding fairness and support, but through insufficient understanding of the Equality Act 2010, can make a decision that has a discriminatory impact.

Mental Health Awareness Training Case Study
We ran a training course to help a group of administrators who were working with a person suffering from mental health difficulties, read how our Mental Health Course measured up.

Stress Management Tip

 

“These boots are made for walking” … the results of some recent research has given us good reason to get out and about.

Read our stress management tip here …

You can view previous stress management tips here …

 

Ask The Expert on Anger in the Workplace

 

We answer a question from a reader who worries they may have a problem with anger.

Question
“At work I find I am easily frustrated and my temper seems to be getting increasingly worse to the point where I feel absolute rage inside.  Last week I completely lost it with a colleague in my team over a deadline but I could tell I really hurt her feelings and then felt terrible afterwards.”

Answer
In Equilibrium Director, Jan Lawrence, explains that, although anger is a natural emotion, when it gets out of control it can affect both your career and your relationships.  Some tips to help manage anger and rage are suggested.  Read her answer here …

You can view previous Ask the Expert Questions and Answers here …

 

Amanda’s Column

Amanda decides that maybe life really should be a piece of cake!

Read Amanda’s column here …

You can read previous Amanda’s columns here …

Resources

 

In this edition we featured our post on helping to identify a potential stress-related issue and a practical guide from MHFA England CIC regarding mental health problems in the workplace.

Quotations

 

“People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.”
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Swiss American Psychiatrist
(1926 – 2004)

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad”
Miles Kington
British Journalist, Musician and Broadcaster
(1941 – 2008)

News from the Outside

 

Click here to see a selection of external articles concerning:

  • employee wellbeing
  • equality and diversity
  • mental health awareness
  • tips to reduce work-related stress
  • the difference an extra hour’s sleep can make

 

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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