Category Archives for "Mental Health"

You Did What To Yourself?

Mental Health

Self-harm is rarely about ‘attention seeking’. Nor is it something that only teenagers do to be part of whatever group is in vogue at the time. If, like me, you’ve never experienced self-harm, it might have understandably slipped under your radar. It is often misunderstood and hardly ever talked about, especially in the workplace. But it’s […]

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Food For Thought

Mental Health

Say ‘Eating Disorder’ and images of painfully thin supermodels spring to mind. Most people think that if you don’t look like a stick insect, then you don’t have an eating disorder. But did you know that around 85% of people with eating disorders are not even underweight? And people who suffer from these complex mental illnesses […]

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We Need To Talk

Mental Health

The workplace is an especially difficult place to talk about mental health. In fact, only 16% of employees feel able to disclose a mental health issue at work, with 68% of managers saying there are barriers to supporting mental health in the workplace.* Time to Talk Day encourages us all to start a conversation about mental […]

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If You Go Down To The Digital Woods Today…

Mental Health

The older generation will remember the first miraculous introduction of email at work or hold a sense of nostalgia for the screeches, beeps and pops synonymous with waiting for the ‘dial-up’ internet connection. These are Digital Immigrants, those brought up before widespread access to the internet and digital technology.  Children and young people growing up […]

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The Sleep Resolution

Mental Health

Do you see what I did there? Among the many New Year’s promises I’ve indulged in over the years, this is my most favourite…  Sleep more!  In a busy world where performance and the ability to make good decisions is prioritised, we do a great job of sabotaging our own success by not sleeping enough. And it’s more than just […]

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It Needn’t Be Lonely This Christmas

Mental Health

Back in 1974, British glam rock band Mud topped the UK singles chart with the now-perennial festive season song ‘Lonely This Christmas’. They sold over 750,000 copies and stayed in the No.1 slot for four weeks over the Christmas period. I don’t know if the glam rockers in Mud ever experienced loneliness. Like love, it can […]

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