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Improving Employee Wellbeing for Blue Monday and Beyond

Taking Care of Employee Wellbeing to Tackle Blue Monday and Beyond

By Employee Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health

This year, Monday 16th January 2023 may be referred to as ‘Blue Monday’. What is the origin story behind the phenomenon, and how will it impact HR professionals’ understanding of workplace wellbeing throughout the year? It’s a brand-new year, and for many people following a refreshing break to recharge their batteries, this means an exciting, fresh new start. For others, however, this period can be one of the most downbeat in the calendar. Hence the phenomenon ‘Blue Monday’, referring to the third Monday of January which is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Blue Monday is often perceived…

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HR's role when dealing with employee mental health in the workplace

HR’s role in managing employee mental health in the workplace

By Employee Wellbeing, Mental Health

HR’s pivotal role when dealing with employee mental health in the workplace October marked ‘World Mental Health Day’, on 10th October, with an extremely important theme of ‘making mental health and well-being for all a global priority.’  The past few years have marked a significant turning point where mental health is no longer considered secondary to physical health. With one in four experiencing mental health problems at some point in their lives, and work being the biggest cause of stress and anxiety in people’s lives, it’s time to act.  It shouldn’t just be in tandem with a national day that…

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EmotionMind Connection Therapist and motivational speaker, Hayley T. Wheeler on how HR can look after their own wellbeing and #ChooseHappy

By Employee Management, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health

In conjunction with Natural HR’s #ChooseHappy campaign, we sat down with EmotionMind Connection Therapist, Hayley T. Wheeler. This campaign will look at how HR leaders and the wider community can successfully promote their own and their employees’ wellbeing, inclusion and create a diverse culture. During our talk with Hayley, she explored how anyone can start to look after their own wellbeing while also striving to achieve happiness. However, before we jump into these points, Hayley was keen to describe what it actually means to #ChooseHappy. “#ChooseHappy is your invitation to do something today that makes you smile, laugh and be…

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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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