Blog: Working from home survival

So here in the UK, I think we are on the fourth wave of covid cases. As per usual more restrictions have been introduced and in England we’re back to a work from home if you can directive. Some people love working from home (including myself), some people hate it. Others have just reached fatigue…

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…

Pandemic work stress

The pandemic has impacted us all in one way or another. For some people the impact has been huge, for others its been more of a tweak to their life style. We are all unique, therefore how it has affected us is also unique. For me I’ve been working at home since late February 2020,…

Better Days Blog: Clocking Off

 I hope you are well – it is Friday. I have said a couple of times already, but I’ve been a little quieter than normal the last two weeks.  I started a new job and have also been under taking the Mental Health first aider course, which I am happy to say I completed this…

Being Too Busy Is Bad For Your Health – Ways To Relieve The Pressure

Dr Devon Price, the author of Laziness Does Not Exist, has always gone above and beyond. Relentlessly productive, the social psychologist was the sort of person who got a small thrill when frantically checking things off their to-do list. “I am someone who was playing by the rules of society, which say that your worth is determined by…

How Getting Dressed Up (Or Not) To Sit Home All Day Affects Your Mood

After nearly a year of sheltering in place, even the most polished among us have shifted to a lower-maintenance appearance. Our makeup and hairstyling routines have been downgraded to the bare minimum, if not eliminated altogether. Our pants have been traded for matching athleisure sets and pajamas paired with college sweatshirts. Coincidentally, our mental health is also on the…

‘Be kind to yourself’: experts’ tips on coping with lockdown stress

For many the latest lockdown has been harder to deal with than the previous ones and psychologists are reporting a rise in people experiencing the symptoms of sustained stress similar to burnout at work, including problems with sleep and concentration. However, there are ways to help deal with current uncertainty, and below are a selection of expert…