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Moving more at work for our mental health

By Amanda Furness | 15 May 2024

In line with the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we offer some simple suggestions for building movement into our working day.

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Supporting Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

By Amanda Furness | 07 September 2023

By acting to establish a supportive environment in the workplace, we can all help to create a world where suicide is preventable and mental health prioritised. For this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, we highlight 4 ways that we can Create Hope Through Action at work and contribute to suicide prevention.

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Digital wellbeing – how we can help ourselves & how employers can help us

By Amanda Furness | 01 August 2023

Do you ever return from holiday and find your head aches by the end of your first day back at work? In this post, we provide a reminder of how our screen time can impact our emotional and physical health with effects to our productivity and stress levels. With this in mind, we then provide a few suggestions for helping ourselves and others to invest in healthy digital wellbeing.

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Tips to help support the mental health of on and offshore energy workers

By Amanda Furness | 12 June 2023

Some practical tips and suggestions relating to a few of the key results of a study into the mental health of on and offshore energy workers. Includes a brief reminder of the business case for investing in mental wellbeing together with links to four articles which may be of interest to leaders and managers.

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5 tips to help look after our mental health this winter

By Amanda Furness | 05 December 2022

During the winter months, decreased exposure to sunlight can leave us with low mood, poor motivation and less energy. We suggest 5 practical tips to help look after our mental health this winter.

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Micro-breaks can re-set our brains, improving both productivity and wellbeing

By Amanda Furness | 23 June 2022

A look at micro-breaks; what they are, what part they can play in our productivity, with some tips to help build them into our working day.

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A self-care tip that we can all benefit from

By Amanda Furness | 07 December 2021

The Winter edition of our newsletter includes a self-care tip that could be of benefit to us all, whether as the giver or receiver.

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The Right to Disconnect & tips for the work/life boundary

By Amanda Furness | 21 July 2021

The debate around a right to disconnect is gaining momentum – we take a look at the potential benefits and drawbacks, consider the root causes, and offer 3 tips for making the work/life boundary clearer.

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As we re-emerge from lockdown, how are your listening skills?

By Amanda Furness | 05 May 2021

If our increased online communication has improved our ability not to talk over one another, does that mean we’re listening better? Check to see how you’re doing against our tips for becoming a better listener.

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FACTS – an acronym for good mental health in difficult times

By Amanda Furness | 23 November 2020

5 actions we can take each day to boost our mental health during these difficult times, along with an explanation of their value and some further reading links to help embed them into our daily lives.

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