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Founder of PsycHR, Helen Pericleous on how HR can incorporate nature into your wellbeing and the workplace

By Employee Management, Employee Wellbeing, Human Resources, Mental Health

Our relationship with nature – how much we notice, think about and appreciate our natural surroundings – is a critical factor in supporting good mental health and preventing distress. The topic has been at the forefront of everything to do with wellbeing recently, with nature being the theme for this year’s mental health awareness week. To better understand how the wilderness can enhance our emotions, we got in touch with the Founder of PsycHR, Helen Pericleous. Helen kindly sat down with us to discuss three of her top strategies on how nature can be incorporated into your own wellbeing and…

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Director of EPIC HR LTD, Gary Cookson opens up about his own mental health experiences

Director of EPIC HR LTD, Gary Cookson on the power of sharing mental health experiences and how HR can step up to the challenge

By Employee Management, Human Resources, Mental Health

Although mental health awareness week has passed, if there’s one thing we’ve learnt, it’s how essential it is to have conversations about our own mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect our emotions instantly.   In conjunction with our #ChooseHappy campaign, Director of EPIC HR LTD, Gary Cookson, was brave enough to open up about his own mental health experiences, the steps to achieving better wellbeing and the need for HR to speak up about mental health.   The people profession especially takes a back seat when it comes to addressing their own wellbeing, ensuring their employees…

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Executive Coach & Talent Consultant, Nikki Hill on how people professionals can handle stress and anxiety

By Employee Wellbeing, Mental Health

From minor challenges to major crises, stress is part of life. However, when stress and anxiety becomes overwhelming, or it’s chronic, it can take a toll on your well-being and while you can’t always control the circumstances that surround you, you can manage how you respond to them. Since the ‘new normal’ has ushered working from home into our daily lives, the options you choose to relieve stress might not be an option when you’re back in the office. So it’s important to have a variety of relief tools at your disposal. This way, you’ll be able to pick a…

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diversity in the workplace

What is diversity in the workplace?

By Diversity and Inclusion, Employee Engagement, Employee Wellbeing

Diversity in the workplace is a common conversation point for business leaders, HR teams and hiring managers. And yet, diversity and inclusion in a workplace shouldn’t just be a box-ticking exercise when hiring, but a vehicle that allows businesses to welcome a wider range of people, from diverse backgrounds to bring value to a business. Having a diverse workforce lends itself to new ideas, new experiences and a significant learning opportunity for your people. These different ideas and perspectives can lead to better problem-solving and ultimately, a more productive and profitable workforce. Research has found that 43% of companies with…

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Mental health in the workplace: 6 HR professionals and business leaders share their approach

By Employee Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health

All employers have a duty of care which means they must do all they reasonably can to safeguard their employees’ health, wellbeing and safety when they are at work. This includes routine health and safety measures in the workplace but also includes safeguarding employee mental health. Research by leading mental health charity, Mind, found that at least 1 in 6 employees experience mental health problems, including anxiety and depression. Given that work is often one of the biggest causes of stress in our lives, many HR professionals are now prioritising improving and supporting employee mental health and wellbeing in the…

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