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March 2017

What Is an Avoidant Attachment Style and How Can I Change It?

What Is an Avoidant Attachment Style and How Can I Change It?

  There are three primary attachment styles (secure, anxious, and avoidant) and understanding your attachment st...Read more

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Mar 17 2017

Want to feel magic? Ditch Netflix, dump the phone and get outside

Want to feel magic? Ditch Netflix, dump the phone and get outside

  Why advice written 20 years ago feels more necessary than ever in these mean-minded days   “Get out...Read more

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Mar 17 2017

Construction workers ‘need mental health support’

Construction workers ‘need mental health support’

Suicide kills six times as many workers as falling from heights   Figures from the Samaritans suggest suicide...Read more

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Mar 16 2017

If we hide our mental health issues, we make it easier for society to ignore us

If we hide our mental health issues, we make it easier for society to ignore us

  The invisible nature of mental health problems underlies the discrimination many people face, and makes it eas...Read more

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Mar 15 2017

Mental health support at work: are you getting any?

Mental health support at work: are you getting any?

  Only 27% of women feel that their employer provides enough mental health support. Here’s why and how we need t...Read more

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Mar 15 2017

7 different types of loneliness

7 different types of loneliness

  One major challenge within happiness is loneliness. The more I’ve learned about happiness, the more I’ve come ...Read more

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Mar 13 2017

Workplace health

Workplace health

Can light really have an impact on employee wellbeing?   The winter solstice may technically have been more t...Read more

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Mar 13 2017

More businesses including ‘sleep’ in their wellbeing strategy

More businesses including ‘sleep’ in their wellbeing strategy

Stress is the most common reason for poor sleep   A growing number of employers are treating employees that suffer from...Read more

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Mar 9 2017

Employees under 35 ‘physically inactive and suffering financially’

Employees under 35 ‘physically inactive and suffering financially’

  Absenteeism and presenteeism and rife among younger workers   Employees aged 35 years old and under...Read more

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Mar 9 2017

Why a Mentally Healthy Workplace Really Matters

Why a Mentally Healthy Workplace Really Matters

  Australia's National Mental Health Commissioner Lucy Brogden has visited a lot of workplaces in her career. It...Read more

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Mar 9 2017

Improving employee wellbeing key to job satisfaction

Improving employee wellbeing key to job satisfaction

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has called on the government to work with employers to "start a conversation" on mental...Read more

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Mar 7 2017

Is it possible to be healthy and obese?

Is it possible to be healthy and obese?

The causes of the global obesity crisis are not fully understood, but stress may have a part to play, new research sugge...Read more

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Mar 7 2017

Can optimism make you live longer?

Can optimism make you live longer?

Not only is positive thinking linked to a host of health benefits, it can also make you more resilient   In h...Read more

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Mar 7 2017

Employees ‘need mental health support to deal with physical illness’

Employees ‘need mental health support to deal with physical illness’

Employees who initially present with physical health conditions need support for mental health and emotional problems in...Read more

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Mar 7 2017

International Women’s Day 2017 – Wednesday 8th March

International Women’s Day 2017 – Wednesday 8th March

  International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achieveme...Read more

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Mar 3 2017

Half of UK workplaces report mental health problems, according to the Institute of Directors (IoD)

Half of UK workplaces report mental health problems, according to the Institute of Directors (IoD)

Over half of British employers (54 per cent) have been approached by staff suffering mental ill health, a new survey by ...Read more

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Mar 3 2017

Nearly 350,000 days were lost in the Welsh NHS last year due to mental health illnesses

Nearly 350,000 days were lost in the Welsh NHS last year due to mental health illnesses

Nearly 350,000 days of absence were recorded last year in the Welsh NHS due to mental health illness, new figures have r...Read more

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Mar 3 2017

Increasing adoption of wellbeing strategies to improve engagement and culture

Increasing adoption of wellbeing strategies to improve engagement and culture

Workplace wellbeing strategies are being implemented by employers at an unprecedented rate, with 45 percent of UK compan...Read more

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Mar 3 2017

Young men ‘self-harming to cope with stress’

Young men ‘self-harming to cope with stress’

Many drink heavily and over-exercise   Men aged 16 to 24 years-old are self-harming as a way of coping with a...Read more

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Mar 2 2017

Employers launching wellbeing strategies ‘at an unprecedented rate’

Employers launching wellbeing strategies ‘at an unprecedented rate’

EAPs are the most common initiatives being offered   Employers in the UK are rolling out workplace wellbeing ...Read more

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Mar 2 2017

Women ‘struggle more than men after bereavement’

Women ‘struggle more than men after bereavement’

Loneliness and financial problems are worse for women   Feelings of loneliness following a bereavement are worse for wom...Read more

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Mar 2 2017

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