Archive for the ‘World Mental Health Day – October 2019’ category

Mental Health and well-being in UK organisations: managers are feeling the strain, and it’s getting tougher

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November 27th, 2019

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Carol Hatcher and Arlene Egan Founded in 1946, Roffey Park Institute’s origins lie in improving the health and wellbeing of people at work. Since then health and wellbeing at work has grown in importance and whilst improvements have been made, there is still much more than can be done. Against a prevailing climate of social, […]

What would our mental health be like if there was a little more love in the workplace?

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November 25th, 2019

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In my last post on mental health, we looked at the cognitive ways that leaders can support their well-being, through critical thinking and reflection. Those habits of mind that can help us navigate the uncertainty, ambiguity and pressure of an increasingly busy world of work. Whilst those skills are powerful and do bring often profound […]

Critical Thinking in the age of Fake News – how can it support our mental health.

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October 9th, 2019

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Mental health has always been at the heart of what we do here at Roffey Park. Our original purpose was to support health and well-being in the working population after the trauma of the second world war. Mental health is still something that we are challenged with in the workplace, but also within society more […]

Stigma and mental health in the workplace

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October 9th, 2019

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“Crazy”, “stupid”, “dangerous” are some of the words that Singaporean teenagers thought of when asked about mental illness (report here), showing there is much to do with stigma and mental health. In the same report, 46.2% of respondents, who were aged between 14 and 18, also said they would be “very embarrassed” if they were […]

The Workplace Joy Gap

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October 8th, 2019

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Having health work relationships are important for our mental health and resilience. Healthy relationships regularly produce joy, and joy produces healthy relationships. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary definition, Joy is the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires. Joy helps us have a more positive outlook […]