Welcome to the autumn edition of “In Equilibrium“.
The nights may be drawing in but we have plenty of interesting articles to keep you from veering towards winter hibernation just yet! In this edition we are spreading the word about our re-vamped website; have a tip to boost your mood through the winter months ahead; include some important dates for your November diary; and have news of two interesting updates from the Health & Safety Executive.
We hope you will find a quiet moment to read on.
In Equilibrium News
New Course Available
We are now offering a course entitled Practical Approaches to Handling Pressure. Delegates attending this course will not only increase their understanding of stress and its effects but they will also come away with a variety of coping strategies to be used to deal with stress-related issues. This course is led by Dr Anita Levinson and is suitable for employees at all levels in an organisation.
This month we offer a suggestion to help lighten your load during the long winter months ahead.
News from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
Management Competencies for Preventing and Reducing Stress at Work This report presents the findings of the second phase of the research project aimed at identifying the specific management behaviours associated with the effective management of stress at work. The project has been jointly funded by the HSE, CIPD and Investors in People UK.
– The full research report can be downloaded from the HSE website at https://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr633.htm
We found the following websites interesting:
Backed by Alpro Soya as part of their contribution to 2008 Year of Wellbeing, this website provides useful information from expert independent advisors on both personal well-being and well-being at work. You can register for updates and also view the magazine they produce entitled Natural Wellbeing.
Although it is an American site, the content is relevant. This site has been developed by two women who have experienced at first hand the life of busy corporate executives. Their mission now is to get office workers to take 5 minutes every day to think about and look after their health. They have created a library of five minute videos and blogs from various experts. The video exercises were specifically developed to be done anywhere from your office chair to your living room sofa, no specialist equipment required.
Amanda suspects she is not alone in discovering the knock-on effect on your mood of poor customer service.
Stress in the News
Three and a half million bullied in job
A recent survey carried out by YouGov on behalf of the TUC has reported shocking figures regarding the number of employees experiencing bullying or being aware of it in their organisation. The findings have led the TUC General Secretary to call for every organisation to have an anti-bullying policy.
Details about In Equilibrium courses on Preventing Bullying and Harassment can be found on our website.
Studies prove that chocolate is really good for you
Every newsletter deserves its good news story and this is ours! This article offers an explanation as to why women more than men reach for that chocolate bar in times of high stress, as well as explaining how chocolate can provide many other health benefits.
Dates for Your Diary
Ban Bullying at Work Day
Recognition and awareness is the focus for the 2008 campaign.
In Equilibrium Annual Conference
Workplace Stress, Resilience & Well-being Conference
CBI Conference Centre, London.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Naturalist (b.1809 d.1882)
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
Laurence J. Peter
Educator & Hierarchiologist (b.1919 d.1990)
Thank you for taking the time to read our Newsletter, we would be delighted to hear from you with any feedback you would like to offer – the good, the bad but hopefully not too much of the ugly!
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