Employee Wellbeing: Are you tactical or strategic?

Your investment in the health and wellbeing of your employees can be wasted if you don’t spend it wisely. By wisely we mean spending it on activities or events that don’t address the real needs of your people. That there is a symbiotic relationship between health and performance is not news to most people we […]

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LGBT History Month

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  One of our fundamental human needs is that of having positive and constructive connections with our fellow humans. Connection is closely linked to the sociological concept of cohesion. Social cohesion is the strength of interpersonal bonds among group members. Healthy workplaces have higher social cohesion and therefore are better connected to one another. Diversity […]

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Take the Lead on Health in 2022

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“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year”

Vern McLellan

A new year gives us an opportunity to start something new or to improve our existing habits, however, without a concrete commitment or plan, our good intentions won’t be enough. If you have not yet created a vision and strategy for workplace health and wellbeing, we would like to encourage you to start this year differently.

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Should you wait until people seek support for mental health issues or is there something you can do now?

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Statistics recently released by Towergate Health and Protection, show that women are more likely to suffer from mental health conditions, but men are half as likely to seek support in the workplace. By reviewing who was accessing Employee Assistance Programmes, they were able to see that  men are half as likely to reach out for […]

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5 signs that your Employee Wellbeing Programme has a chance to succeed!

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Many organisations have a very superficial view on employee wellbeing and health in the workplace and believe that it only involves implementing health and safety legislation. Initiatives are often very generous and well meaning, but fail to address the real underlying issues that impact on individual and organisational health. Below you can learn if your […]

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4 actions to support workplace relationship between men & women

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26% of employees believe that they have been discriminated against because of their gender, based on survey findings of SMELoans 2021. It is not an issue exclusive to women as many may think, in fact, both men and women believed that ‘people of the opposing gender get away with more in the workplace,’ when asked […]

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4 Pillars of Workplace Health

The Healthy Place to Work® model consists of four broad pillars of wellbeing, each of which comprises several elements. More detail reading about the four pillars is available in our White Paper “The Science of Wellbeing”. The pillars are: Purpose Mental Resilience Connection Physical Health Our model implicitly recognises that mental and physical health are […]

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Mental Health is Not Binary – Mental Health Awareness Week

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Mental Health is not binary. We are living in an age where people want to distil the complex into the simple. But sometimes life’s complexities can’t be summarised, explained or solved in a sentence. Too often people want the answer to be black or white, right or wrong, my side or your side, without recognising that […]

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The 7 Key Ways That Organisations Get Their Health and Wellness Programmes Wrong

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Many organisations have a very superficial view on health and believe it is about implementing health and safety legislation, fruit in the office, maybe desk yoga, cycle to work to work schemes, mental Health talks or well-being days. We’ve identified 7 areas where we believe organisations are getting Health and Well-being wrong. 1. The Wrong […]

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