Is Your Mental Health Approach Already Suboptimal

When you go to the Doctor feeling unwell she/he won’t just put you on every generic treatment for all known illnesses, she/he will diagnose the specific issue and treat it accordingly. Same with a mechanic with your (modern) car. Good mechanics will hook your car up to a diagnostic and within a minute or [...]

By |2018-03-22T13:25:22+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Solutions|0 Comments

Decruitment – The optimum way to lose your best people

Business has mastered how to spend £millions on attracting, onboarding, developing and successing talent. It has also perfected the art of wasting all of this effort and losing its best people and the associated investment! Here’s a leading practice approach to losing your most valuable asset: Unrealistic demands Actively heap projects and deliverables on people [...]

By |2018-03-01T15:54:43+00:00March 1st, 2018|Musings|0 Comments

Things that could get the CEO sacked

We’ve been operating at full speed for 12 months now, which has meant 12 months of research and learning from HR and Business Leaders, and policy influencers, surrounding the subject of workforce stress and mental health. It is clear that there are two main conversations: Focussing on peoples stress levels and mental health is [...]

By |2018-02-09T09:19:14+00:00February 9th, 2018|Solutions|0 Comments

Stress – It’s not all about absenteeism!

As we put the finishing touches to the presentations for our inaugural senior HR leader stress debate, in London on 1st February, my view has strengthened that the impact of stress on people and business could be reported differently by industry commentators and the media, to achieve increased senior stakeholder engagement. People and the [...]

By |2018-01-24T11:34:05+00:00January 24th, 2018|Musings|0 Comments

So what are you now going to do about workforce stress?

Throughout 2017 you heard and processed the facts, figures and business case for reducing workforce stress and supporting employee mental health, to increase productivity, reduce business risk and enhance employee wellbeing. From my experience businesses now have four options: 1. Do nothing – Despite leadership fully understanding the opportunities and risks, there will unfortunately be [...]

By |2018-01-03T12:35:39+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Solutions|0 Comments

Is recruitment a key to better workforce mental health?

I think the recruitment strategy and function holds many of the aces! It’s been a year now since I made the conscious decision to add mental health campaigning / consultancy and stress diagnostic product development to my professional toolkit. This year of learning, personal development and practicing has enabled me to establish and confirm [...]

By |2017-11-16T16:39:02+00:00November 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Three P’s in Mental Health

I am regularly asked what businesses can do to approach and succeed in optimising employee mental health and wellbeing, and the answer is always bespoke to each organisation. Businesses come in all shapes, sizes, geographies, industry sectors, purposes, etc, so no single, off the shelf, activity or programme fits all. However, there are three core [...]

By |2017-10-10T14:32:58+00:00October 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t cut staff to cut costs – There’s a more productive way

No-one wins in my opinion if a business resorts to cutting staff to cut costs: The people being made redundant. The family and loved ones of those being made redundant. The people processing those being made redundant. The teams and staff that need to pick up the responsibilities left behind. The employees, customers, suppliers [...]

By |2017-09-18T12:51:41+00:00September 18th, 2017|Musings, Solutions|0 Comments

Now is the best time to think about stress

Both personally and commercially I must add! ‘Personally’ because stress is a trigger for mental health challenges. Many experience heightened stress when transitioning from holiday mode back to work mode, so this time of the year can be a taxing time for some. It’s also the time when many parents send their kids off to [...]

By |2017-09-05T12:45:40+00:00September 5th, 2017|Solutions|0 Comments