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Covid-19 pandemic likely have ‘profound’ effect on mental health

By Robbie Meredith BBC News NI Education Correspondent An interesting article from the BBC….. Mental health problems associated with the Covid-19 pandemic are “likely to be profound and felt for many years”. That is according to a newly-published research paper on suicide from the Northern Ireland Assembly. It said there was “emerging” evidence the mental […]

Equality Commission Northern Ireland promotes mental health at work

Today I viewed a webinar on mental health at work organised and facilitated by the Equality Commission Northern Ireland. The speakers were very interesting as they described how Covid-19 is challenging the ability of employers in Northern Ireland to support the mental health of employees. The key points of interest for me were; Mental ill […]

Exciting News!

Rebranding November 2020 We are rebranding to encompass a wider range of services for our clients! Since the beginning, our focus has been promoting good mental health in the workplace. That still stands and we continue to support businesses, but to enable us to reach out further into the Community and Voluntary sector, we decided […]

Building Resilience in Tough Times Summit

A series of five free webinars for employers, organisations or individuals to help build and develop resilience. Building resilience in Tough Times Summit Webinars begin Thursday, 25th May 2020 at 12 noon on Zoom, then every Thursday at the same time until 25th June 2020. Together, with Active Wellness, I am delighted to deliver 5 […]

Stress is something we simply can’t ignore!

  ANXIETY and depressive symptoms have risen significantly since lockdown measures were introduced to limit the spread of Covid-19. Stress can strike when we are least expecting it. We are all so busy trying to sustain our livelihoods in the current unpredictable climate, we may miss the subtle signals that occur. Adapting to new working […]

Mental health at work: Five charts on the challenge

Poor mental health in the workplace is costing UK employers more, according to a new report by consultancy firm Deloitte and mental health charity Mind. (Taken from the BBC website) Poor mental health in the workplace is costing UK employers more, according to a new report by consultancy firm Deloitte and mental health charity Mind. […]