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

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

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

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

Mental wellbeing is strategic not tactical!

I can’t stress enough that any approach to mental wellbeing needs to be strategic not tactical. There is a huge amount of mental health awareness now, which is amazing. However, I am worried that the conversation with some businesses still centres around implementing off-the-shelf activities without detailed workforce and business needs discovery, risk analysis [...]

By |2017-06-16T14:09:07+00:00June 16th, 2017|Solutions|0 Comments

The tri-brand mental wellbeing opportunity

We are on the road to ensuring mental wellbeing is discussed continuously in the board room, and investment in mental wellbeing programmes will naturally increase seismically when the C suite automatically prioritises employee wellbeing, due to its potential to the bottom line, as it does robust financial governance as part of standard business strategy. [...]

By |2017-05-17T07:12:46+00:00May 17th, 2017|Musings, Solutions|0 Comments

Ding Dong The Stigma’s Dead! But hang on there’s a ‘HEALTH WARNING’!

Ding Dong The Stigma’s Dead…….. well a bit of wishful thinking I know, but we are making massive inroads into reducing the stigma associated with mental ill health and difference, and normalising the conversation publicly and within the workplace. That said, there’s still a long way to go, especially with how the mainstream media [...]

By |2017-05-07T12:40:10+00:00May 7th, 2017|Solutions|0 Comments