Archive for the ‘wellbeing’ 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 […]

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 […]

The Corporate Rebels visit Roffey Park and spark some thoughts….

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November 23rd, 2016

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I had the pleasure of hosting a morning at Roffey Park recently with Pim & Jost, aka The Corporate Rebels. You can find out more about who they are and their story so far here – they tell it better than I can. The essence is that, after a couple of years in their first […]