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

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 […]

Three benefits to wellbeing we gain from social connections:

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October 7th, 2019

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As a business leader have you considered the importance of the role of friendship in your organisation? In the run up to World Mental Health Day I hope this blog will encourage you to think about how your culture and work practices support the formation of social connections.  I also offer some practical tips to empower managers to […]

Fancy a coffee? Why taking an hour out on World Mental Health Day is a good idea.

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October 4th, 2019

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In 1993, the American psychologist James Hillman published a book called “We’ve had a hundred years of psychotherapy and the world’s getting worse”.   In our Management Agenda 2019 survey of 760 managers in the UK and Ireland, almost three-quarters agreed that work-related mental health and well-being issues are on the increase.  Yet only 40% of […]