Last week I joined a Mind webinar, where experts from the charity pointed out that sweeping mental health under the carpet is costing businesses dearly. It’s estimated that mental health problems among workers cost the economy over £26 billion per year.
Research released by Mind this week has found that work is the most stressful factor in people’s lives. No surprises there, perhaps, in an uncertain economic climate. What was interesting to me is that it’s actually frustration with poor management that is the top cause of work-related stress. Excessive workload came in as the second most stressful […]
In last week’s blog we looked at how people can improve their ability to cope under pressure by developing their personal resilience. But of course it’s not just about what individuals can do personally to set themselves up for success in times of stress or adversity – the support provided by the business is critical […]
How the tough keep going when the going gets tough is a question that’s been uppermost in my mind over the past couple of weeks. Managers across a range of industries from food to finance will no doubt have had a challenging few weeks as various scandals and crises have unfolded in the pages of […]
It’s getting to that time of year again where every HR blogger talks about how to deal with Christmas Parties and what to do when Dave from Sales pinches Sally the receptionist’s bum. But this year is the first year I’ve had to actually discuss Father Christmas with my daughter, and I blame the nursery […]
I can’t help feeling it’s apt that I should be blogging about stress on a day when the computer’s been condemned by the repair man and I’ve just had to climb into a communal bin to retrieve the keys my mother managed to throw in along with her rubbish.
Recent research has proved that laughter really is the best medicine. According to a University of Oxford study, people actually feel less pain after a good laugh, because it causes the body to release endorphins that act as natural painkillers.