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Mental Health

mental health first aider

What is a mental health first aider and do you need one?

By | Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health, Team

The World Health Organisation defines mental health as a “state of well-being in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”. One in four people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England. The extra challenges and novel situations that the coronavirus pandemic has created have, for some, caused significant deterioration in mental health. A study by the mental health charity, Mind, found that more than half of adults…

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Nikki Hill on how new HR leaders can make an instant impact

Ask an Expert: Nikki Hill Coaching & Consulting LTD on how new HR leaders can make an instant impact in a remote environment

By | Human Resources, Leadership, Mental Health

In the process of transitioning into a new role, almost half (46% to be exact) of executives across all functions struggle under the pressure of making a lasting impression. However, this only results in underperformance. While we focus on HR leaders, their downfall will not stem from their lack of skills or experience, but because they haven’t got the opportunity to build the right support network and prepare for the changeover due to the pandemic. As we all know, remote working has caused all leaders to rethink – to tweak, test and improve existing formulas for a more favourable outcome….

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Mental health working from home

Protecting employee mental health at home: 6 tips from the experts

By | COVID-19, Mental Health

Nearly a year since the Prime Minister advised the public to work from home where possible, and in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, many of us are still 100% remote. Despite 15 million employees still working from home, it is safe to say for many; it hasn’t gotten any easier. These prolonged periods of isolation, social distancing and lockdown have devastated industries and livelihoods – and our mental health is suffering because of it. The usual methods we enlist to protect our mental health such as exercise, taking yoga classes, seeing friends and family are unavailable…

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virtual team building ideas

Virtual team-building ideas – 30 people share what they are doing

By | COVID-19, Mental Health, Technology

As we approach the year mark since remote working took charge, by now, we’ve all got our own set working routine, with some of us looking like Quasimodo, hunched over the dining table. At the same time, our calendars continue to be flooded with yet more Zoom calls, which begs the question, how tedious can remote working be? This is why Natural HR decided to ask LinkedIn users what they are currently doing to engage remote workers through virtual team-building. Whether that is Zoom quizzes, a set time for a tea and a chat, or setting up a company multiplayer…

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Why mental health must be on your HR agenda 2021

Why mental health must be on your HR agenda in 2021

By | Employee Wellbeing, Mental Health

According to the Mental Health Foundation, more than eight in ten (82%) of UK adults have experienced stress because of COVID-19. A further 42% of employees wish to experience less anxiety at work during 2021. Although the world has unashamedly drawn the curtain on 2020, there is no denying the year was full of mental health worries, isolation and loneliness. To combat this, HR leaders will need to integrate new ways of promoting and supporting good mental health in the workplace while eliminating the challenges caused over the past year. But with the mental health landscape changing enormously in recent…

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