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Tackling Stress and Resilience in Social Work 

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Most of what follows is a piece written for the National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice. I have edited it to include some more up-to-date reflections which will hopefully help many of us navigate the unchartered waters we now find ourselves working in, regardless of sector. Tackling Stress and Resilience in Social Work  […]

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Virtual Learning

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Resilience and Wellbeing Masterclasses Each of these highly interactive virtual masterclasses have been carefully designed to focus on the proactive steps that can be taken to ensure good emotional health. For leaders to understand how to protect their health and that of their team members, and for individuals to recognise what they can do to […]

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Social distancing: Management Tips

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Mental Health Awareness

The World Health Organization has warned that the Covid-19 outbreak is globally generating stress. Mental health charities are reporting an increase in calls. Above all, now is the time to focus on good social practice which helps employees learn about themselves, how emotions work and how to manage these emotions to their protect wellbeing. To […]

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Sleep Tips

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“If sleep does not serve an absolutely vital function then it is the biggest mistake the evolutionary process ever made”      Dr Allan Rechtschaffen We are getting between 1-2 hours less sleep per night than we did 60 years ago. So, if we sleep around 8 hours a night that’s a 25% drop. The […]

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Wellbeing in the Workplace for Legal Practices

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stressed staff

The legal profession is reported by the Health and Safety Executive as one of the most stressful occupations in the UK. This matters. Stress can cause mental health issues to develop or worsen and it can significantly impact on performance. It is not all bad news though as stress can be a positive force, helping […]

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Mental toughness

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Great to have been invited to speak at The Wellbeing and Performance Company event at the LTA centre in Eastbourne. The theme was mental toughness and its link to performance, mental health and resilience. What a set of fabulous people, many of whom who had their own powerful personal stories of overcoming challenge. This matched […]

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Line Manager Training for Mind

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Delighted to be partnering Havant and East Hants Mind (HEHM), delivering Line Manager training as part of their exciting new offer for employers which helps them answer that ‘where on earth do I start with wellbeing and mental health?’ and ‘where can I access those services?’ questions. HEHM now offer a range of options to […]

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Building a Growth Mindset Culture

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Ever heard of growth and fixed mindsets? If not and you are interested in leadership development, engagement and mental health and ultimately performance I would take a look.  Microsoft and their adoption of growth mindset principles enabled them to innovate and thus triple their revenue and double their profits, despite the intense competition from Google […]

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GP Mental Health..problem or solution?

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Great fun today talking to GP surgery staff in Horley about mental health and all the small things it’s possible to do to make a GP practice more mentally healthy. These are the gateway for so many people struggling. It’s a huge privilege to be able to work with practices in this way too, helping […]