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Newsletter 92 – Final edition of 2017 includes Wellbeing at Work Tips


As 2017 draws to a close, we hope we have provided all our readers with practical strategies in those areas we have influence over, as well as clarity of the topics covered to all those who have attended our courses.

Here’s to us all spending time, either in person or digitally, with those that matter to us over the forthcoming festive period.

Welcome to the final edition of In Equilibrium in 2017 which includes:
In Equilibrium News – we introduce a new mental health awareness course, a new trainer and have received a very positive new testimonial
A Stress and Wellbeing Tip – a nice, relaxing one for this time of year
Ask the Expert – we re-visit one of our popular questions and answers from Christmas past
External Resources and Articles – covering a wide range of relevant topics
And Finally – a whole new way to enjoy a relaxation class


In Equilibrium News

Mental Health First Aid

NEW Higher Education Mental Health First Aid

We’re delighted to offer the new one-day Higher Education Mental Health First Aid course which, as the name suggests, has been specifically tailored to meet the needs of both staff and students of higher education establishments.
Completion of the course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aid Champion.


Dawn Hardman Trainer
NEW Trainer Dawn Hardman

We’re delighted to welcome Dawn Hardman to the In Equilibrium team. Dawn is a vastly experienced trainer in the mental health awareness and suicide prevention field and is already receiving great feedback –
Dawn was fab! Very knowledgeable and was very enthusiastic and personable.


The Charity for Civil Servants

NEW Testimonial for training in Bullying & Harassment Awareness

As part of their on-going commitment to ensuring a safe and dignified workplace for all their staff, The Charity for Civil Servants recently approached us to deliver bullying and harassment awareness training. The feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive …


Recent Articles Added To Our Blog

Stress Management BlogResilience and the growth mindset

Overcoming unconscious bias in the workplace

Mental health core standards recommended by new review

Mental health and resilience in the veterinary profession

Autumn Locations


Stress and Wellbeing Tip

Christmas smells including cookies and biscuits

This edition’s tip looks to the senses and we felt it was worth sticking our nose into the effect that one of our senses, in particular, can bring to improving our wellbeing.

Read our Stress and Wellbeing Tip

Read our tips archive


Ask the Expert

Suited man seated at work desk with one hand upturned and stretched outAs we’re approaching year end, we thought we would delve into our Ask the Expert archive and re-share one of our best-read question and answers. The question, which appeared in our Christmas 2012 newsletter, asked “How can I best deal with my manager’s change of mood?”

Along with suggesting steps the reader can take to regain their former positivity, Training Consultant and Corporate Coach, Martin Faiers offers 3 options which could be carried out consecutively to address the reader’s workplace issues.
Read the full question and answer here

Amanda’s Column

"Cooking is love you can taste" Raspberries in mug
Writing inside books is a no-no in Amanda’s house, but a recent experience may have triggered a re-think …

Read Amanda’s column

The archive of Amanda’s column is available here ..



Silhouette of Man

In this edition we feature work-related stress, depression or anxiety statistics recently released by the HSE and a study by Deloitte into mental health and wellbeing in employment.

Click here to view this edition’s resources




"Attitude is everything" written on pile of post it notesEmpathy can be painful — by definition it means feeling what another feels. But empathy is so much more courageous than hate.
Gene Klein, Holocaust Survivor, born 1928

Nothing here should become habitual, because routine lends one a deceptive feeling of security. You begin not noticing certain things and lose your focus on what’s important. Uncertainty and change keep you attentive.
Emmanuel Macron, French President (2017), born 1977


News from the Outside


Click here to see the following selection of articles:

  • Difficult conversations at work: 5 ways to take control
  • Inability to switch off may be behind rise in sicknotes, warns expert
  • Overthinking it? Your brain makes better decisions when it’s on autopilot, expert says
  • What to do when a personal crisis is hurting your professional life
  • What’s your ideal wellbeing day?
  • Too much stress? Try yoga with an alpaca

Alpaca lying down in a field with a river backdrop


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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