Category: Mental Health Advice

Hidden Disabilities

Many people cope day in, day out with hidden disabilities, which include hearing or vision problems, mental illness or chronic pain. Employers and colleagues often struggle to take these disabilities as seriously as they should because of the lack of physical symptoms. But, organisations are now better-placed than ever to improve both the lives of skilled, talented staff and the general...

Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies. In 2018, Mental Health Awareness Week was focused on stress. This years theme has a relevant to anyone who reads our blogs. The way we...

Tips for talking about mental health at work

The Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH) has shared 10 tips for how to open the discussion about mental health with workers. Research by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) suggests that one in four people in the UK will have mental ill health at some point, but talking about mental health with colleagues can be challenging. IOSH...

Employee Fact sheet: Stress at Work

Understanding stress Understand what “stress” really means Stress is something which we will all experience at different times in our lives. It will occur when we perceive that we are experiencing levels of pressure that we find difficult to cope with (ie either too much or too little pressure). A certain level of pressure, or challenge, is necessary to enable...