Maybe you should call in sick?

Before the pandemic, many employees were pushed to keep working when they were unwell. I recall in a previous job (with a different employer) sitting through a training session which effectively told us work regardless and you do not need to feel 100% to go into the office. This is a term called sickness presenteeism…

World Diabetes Day

Today (14 November) is World Diabetes Day.  This is a matter very relevant to me personally, as I am diabetic and I know it is a condition that can have a significantly negative impact on both physical and mental health.  Good diabetes control can really help boost the wellbeing of people with the condition.  Sadly…

Back to nature

Getting outdoor and into nature is really good for our mental health. The lockdowns and restrictions of this pandemic have just highlighted how good this is for our wellbeing. Head over to the Mind Journal Blog for some great tips on how nature can improve your mental health. Read it here A short extract from…

Blog: Loneliness

Lets start with a few facts and figures. It seems a sense of loneliness is rife amongst men. The stats below from mind journal are quite clear: “According to a 2019 survey by YouGov in the UK, almost one in five men (18 percent) admitted to having no close friends, and one in three (32…

#itsokaytotalk campaign

Hello World and Happy Friday Danny and I are proud to be supporting the #itsokaytotalk campaign, raising funds for the charity Andy’s Man Club.  This a great cause to support the mental health of men. My supporters badge arrived today – I’m very happy with it. It is okay to talk – it is not…

World Mental Health Day

10 October is world mental health day. I just want to mark this occasion by reminding you that you have  totally got this. You are never alone no matter what and support is always available out there in so many different forms.  If you see or know of someone that’s struggling, perhaps you could reach…

Blog: What do you need?

Self worth. Your own value. Contentment. Self care. Self love. These are powerful statements, but many people view these as selfish. To focus on yourself is viewed by many as selfishness and quite ignorant. Yet these views are completely untrue in the case of self care. Putting this into simple terms: if you do not…

Blog: Live long and prosper

Lately I have been plagued by writers block, thus has affected me in many ways, from holding up my blog posts, my creative writing and work on the new wellbeing courses. It’s very frustrating, yet its the topic of writing itself that’s managed to help me write today. Ironic, yes, but right now I am…

Talking To Your Boss About Mental Health

Our wellbeing includes our mental health. For many of us, it can be difficult to open up about a mental health issues – particularly in the work place. If an employee was physically sick or injured, it would very likely be raised with the individual’s line manager – and likely there would be little in…