Newsletter 99 includes – Leaveism: an explanation & some practical tips to reduce it

Newsletter 99 includes – Leaveism: an explanation & some practical tips to reduce it

Posted by Amanda Furness


Welcome to the May/June edition of our newsletter, we hope you will find something helpful or of value.

This issue includes:

  • What is ‘leaveism’ and how can it be reduced in an organisation
  • The value of non-judgemental listening in the workplace
  • Tips for applying the law of diminishing returns
  • An Ask the Expert on becoming a workplace Mental Health First Aider
  • Some relevant resources focusing on mental health & wellbeing at work
  • A short paws for thought


News and new articles

Equilibrium News

This Spring, our trainers have been busy as ever, both inside and out of their training rooms.

Tinu Cornish was among those interviewed on the BBC Radio 4 programme “I can’t be racist” which is still available on BBC Sounds.

Chris Johnstone’s book “Seven ways to build resilience” was published on 18 April 2019.



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Don’t let leaveism thrive – some practical tips to reduce it

A look at the term ‘leaveism’, some practical suggestions for how an organisation can reduce it, together with 5 actions employees can take which will contribute towards a change in workplace culture.



Stress Management Blog

Recent articles added to our blog:

The value of non-judgemental listening in the workplace

Attention residue may be killing your productivity



Stress & Wellbeing Tip

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Our latest tip is a reminder about the law of diminishing returns and how you might apply it to help your productivity and wellbeing.  Read it here.

Visit our tips archive



Ask The Expert

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Training and development specialist, Sue Butterfield answers a question about training to become a workplace mental health first aider.

Read Sue’s answer here

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


Amanda’s Column

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A recent experience convinces Amanda that reciprocal arrangements are the way to go.





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View the resources in this edition here.  They include:

– Mental Health – A Guide to Asking Twice
– Mapping Mental Health for Business Leaders
– Health and Wellbeing at Work Survey 2019
– A Wellbeing Survey Whitepaper



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“People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.”

John Wanamaker, American Merchant, 1838 – 1922

“Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, American Novelist, 1804 – 1864



4 popular articles on our social media channels

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5 ways to leave your work stress at work
‘It can be a wonderful freeing moment’: Opening up about mental health at work
The rise of ‘presenteeism’ in the workplace
Deepak Chopra’s 3 best tips for falling asleep when you’re stressed



… and finally …

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As exam season is once more upon us, a suggestion from Sir Anthony Seldon on a low-tech approach to reducing young people’s anxiety.



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