Menopause for thought

Of all the curveballs life has to throw at us, menopause has to be up there as one of the most challenging. It appears just when you might be sensing a relaxation of the demands of children and your career is reaching new peaks. But since half the population will go through it at some point, why is menopause a taboo topic, or worse, something to...

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Ecotherapy

Reflexology, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy -all alternative treatments that we have heard of, if not tried.  But there is another type of therapy that you may have dipped your toe into without even realising.  Ecotherapy aims to improve your health through engaging in outdoor activities in nature. There are a multitude of ways that this can take...

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Mental Health After Covid

For Mental Health Awareness Week, Polly Collingridge, our international wellbeing resource associate has looked at employee mental health after covid. The mental health of the nation – of all nations – has suffered during the pandemic. At the same time, we have experienced a global paradigm shift in our ways of working. As lockdown eases...

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Mindful living

5 Ways To Stay Present

Pay attention to your thoughts: Feed all your senses: Use all five of your senses to bring you back to the present, instead of allowing yourself to be governed by your thoughts. Doing this stops any unhelpful rumination and reminds you that what matters most is what’s happening right in front of you, in the moment. Try the 54321 Technique: Close...

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Mindfulness'

How to be more present…

My mind is like my web browser. 19 tabs are open, 3 are frozen, and I have no idea where the music is coming from… Has the last year simply flown by, time seems to be slipping through your fingers? Don’t worry, it’s not just you!  Many people have experienced it too.  Time is where you focus your attention and, perhaps not surprisingly,...

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How Nature Positively Affects Our Mental Health

Connecting with Nature is the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week on 10-16 May 2021 – with the aim to inspire more people to connect with nature and notice the impact that this connection can have for their mental health. During lockdown, millions of us turned to nature for our daily exercise. According to The Mental Health...

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Coming out of lockdown

April is Stress Awareness Month and Your Employee Wellbeing will be looking at various causes of stress, some strategies for coping with stress and some triggers of stress. 2020/21 has been unprecedented on all fronts and for many stress has figured high on the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Heading out of lockdown is not going to be...

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Autism – the myths & facts

It is important to remember the autistic spectrum is just that – a spectrum. People with autism are all different and have varying challenges and strengths. Advice can be conflicting and it can be hard to know what to believe.  Here we look at some common misconceptions. Autism is a ‘trendy’ condition that everyone seems to be keen to diagnose. There...

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Post autism diagnosis support

Autism is a lifelong disorder that has a great impact on the child or young person and their family or carers. There may be a sense of relief that others agree with their observations and concerns about their child. Diagnosis and the assessment of needs can offer an understanding of why a child or young person is different from their peers and can...

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