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Julie Weston - Six things about mental health and me

Julie Weston Executive Director (maternity leave) of Cardboard Citizens) provides a personal view on ‘Mental Health at Work’, and what she hopes to achieve from the September 13th event. Cardboard Citizens is a theatre company and registered charity that has been been making life-changing theatre with and for homeless people for 25 years.

St Catherine's Hospice: teaching us about resilience

This blog provides a short case study on the link between the exceptional service provided by St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley and the core processes it uses to support employee and volunteer resilience. Using a personal perspective. and referencing St Catherine’s recent Care Quality Commission Inspection, it describes the major benefits that this focus on resilence brings to patients, families, friends, and ultimately, the health of the nation.

Working Carers: a demographic time-bomb?

In this blog, we explore a growing issue which often flies under the radar, namely the challenge of being a working carer and its impact on employee well-being. More than 3 million workers in the UK (about 10% of the workforce) are already balancing work with providing care to an older relative or dependent, and with changing demographics and an aging population, this number is set to grow significantly over the coming decades…

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Resilience at work: part one: the psychological attitudes

Personal resilience helps us to survive and thrive in the face of set backs and tough times  This first of two blogs provides illustrations of the personal ‘psychological attitudes’ that underpin resilience. Part Two will outline some workplace characteristics that encourage these attitudes.

John Fishwick - Six things about mental health at work and me

John Fishwick, Head of Production and Population at the Royal Veterinary College and incoming JVP of the British Veterinary Association provides a personal view on ‘Mental Health at Work’, and what he hopes to achieve from the September 13th event.

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Mental health as taboo?

This blog outlines why it is vital for mental health  to be at the top of the work place agenda. It invites senior leaders, managers and HR Directors to our interactive event that will contribute to the vital organisational debate on mental health at work, challenge the mental health taboo, and identify practical actions that organisations of any size can take to enhance mental well being.

In a July 2016 survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, 74% of respondents rated their current mental health as ‘good’ or ‘very good’, 21% described their mental health as ‘moderate’, and only 5% indicated that their mental health was ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’.

However, despite the high percentage of respondents who identified their mental health as ‘good’ or ‘very good’, 31% confirmed…

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