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Practical tips and advice on protecting team wellbeing in our Autumn 2019 newsletter


Welcome to the Autumn 2019 edition of our newsletter, time for a break and a quick peek?

This issue includes:

  • Some practical tips for having good quality conversations about mental health at work
  • Recent blog articles include a book review of “The Invention of Difference: The Story of Gender Bias at Work
  • The benefits of building ‘giving’ into your self-care routine
  • Trainer Dot Gourlay provides practical tips and advice on protecting a team’s wellbeing in the busy run up to Christmas
  • Some relevant resources include a workplace wellbeing white paper
  • An explanation of why news coverage is predominantly negative but journalists should take note of a more upbeat message



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How to have good quality conversations about mental health at work

A look at the reasons we may not feel comfortable starting conversations about mental health at work, with some practical tips.




Stress Management Blog
Recent articles added to our blog

A Story of Gender Bias at Work – book review
Why Customer Care Training should include Unconscious Bias
Ensuring Equality & Diversity for the REF 2021


Self-care Tip

Research shows that giving can be an important part of our self-care routine but, like so many other things, it’s a matter of getting the balance right.  Read it here.

Visit our tips archive



Ask The Expert

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Senior In Equilibrium trainer and consultant, Dot Gourlay, offers practical tips and advice in answer to the question, “How can I protect my team’s wellbeing in the run up to Christmas?”

Read Dot’s answer here

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


Amanda’s Column

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Many well-known phrases have been quoted to Amanda regarding her latest life event but will any of them prove accurate?




A blank wooden arrow sign on a bare wood post with a hilly backdropView this edition’s resources here.  They include:

–  A link to a new platform launched by Public Health England and the NHS – Every Mind Matters
– A recently published independent inquiry into bullying & harassment
– A pathway for staff exposed to a traumatic incident at work
– A workplace wellbeing whitepaper exploring the role of line managers in promoting positive mental health



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“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”

Elbert Hubbard, Writer, Publisher, Artist and Philosopher (1856 – 1915)

“Relationships, like cars, should undergo regular services to make sure they are still roadworthy.”
Zygmunt Bauman, Sociologist (1925 – 2017)


5 popular articles on our social media channels

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Managers more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health condition than other employees
How to calm down: 6 research-backed tips
Suicide prevention: how you can make a difference
Making empathy central to your company culture
The pursuit of workplace happiness


… and finally …

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If you ever wonder why you subject yourself to watching the news as you reel from learning about one story of human suffering or political scandal to another, a recent global study would suggest the answer but also reassure you that you’re not alone.

As the title states, “… there is a greater market for happy stories than journalists realise“. Let’s hope some of them read it and take note!


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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