wellbeingatwork Posts

Resilence: When Nothing is Impossible

Resilience can be developed over time by practising the 3 psychological attitudes of ‘commitment’, ‘control’ and ‘challenge’. In this article we explore how we can be inspired from those who have learned to become truly resilient after extraordinary set-backs, namely Paralympians.

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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NEWS - Wellbeing at work event filling up

Our workshop on 13th September with Maytree - “Enhanced performance through nurturing employee mental health and well-being in the workplace” is filling up fast.

We are already looking forward to meeting and discussing issues and opportunities surrounding mental health with senior executives from Ford, First Group, Big Lottery Fund, CA (formerly Computer Associates), British Heart Foundation, Enstar, Securitas, Haringey Council, UCL, Gloucester Police, Addaction, Accenture, RVC, Macmillan and numerous others from the private, public and charity sectors.

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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EVENT - Wellbeing in the Workplace

Enhanced performance through nurturing employee mental health and well-being in the workplace

Dynamic Voice are pleased to have teamed up with Maytree Suicide Respite Centre to create a free workshop, awareness and networking event on September 13th 2016.

If employee well-being and organisational health are important issues for your organisation, join Maytree Suicide Respite Centre and Dynamic Voice HR Consulting Ltd, along with Alastair Campbell (British journalist, broadcaster, political aide and author and Maytree patron), and Professor Keith Hawton, (Director, the Centre for Suicide Research, Oxford University, and Maytree patron) for an engaging and informative workshop. 

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