Mental Health First Aid, Where’s Your Head At?

Mental Health First Aid England are delighted to kick off 2019 by announcing that the planned Parliamentary debate on mental health first aid has been rescheduled for Thursday 17th January. Support for the 'Where's Your Head At?' campaign means MPs are now being urged to answer the calls from across society to change the law and put [...]

By |2019-01-11T14:30:40+00:00January 11th, 2019|Musings|0 Comments

Legal adviser unfairly fired over terror stress

A legal adviser who was fired after developing post-traumatic stress from debriefing a terrorist serial killer has won her claim for unfair dismissal. Wendy Lewis, who worked for the Public Defender Service, debriefed the terrorist - described as "dangerous and violent" - in an assignment lasting more than three years instead of the predicted [...]

By |2019-01-07T11:51:32+00:00January 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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