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Establishing Safe Spaces

Establishing safe spaces In response to last year’s global protests for racial justice, employers started to emphasise their commitment to Diversity & Inclusion more in the workplace. The initial response by many corporates was to establish a place for safety for black and brown employees to share experiences of grief...

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Amplifying Diverse Voices During Mental Health Awareness Week

Amplifying Diverse Voices During Mental Health Awareness Week It was both sad and disappointing the recent Race Equalities finding from the government’s handpicked educationalist, Tony Sewell claiming that Britain was not an institutionally racist country and failed to recognise institutional racism. I wonder what the mother of Stephen Lawrence would...

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Microaggressions – Why They Matter? 

What exactly is a microaggression? The term microaggression describes an experience of verbal or behavioural humiliation to communicate hostile, derogatory or negative attitudes towards stigmatised or culturally marginalised groups. Microaggressions are often discussed in relation to race, yet anyone in a marginalised group can be a victim of a microaggression,...

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5 Ways To Nurture And Retain Diverse Talent

Why retaining diverse talent is the future of your workforce? Today, companies require a diverse workforce in order to successfully retain employees, who visualise problems from numerous different perspectives. If a business lacks diversity of thought, it lacks the full potential to finding creative and alternative solutions. Having a diverse...

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4 Ways To Foster a Sense of Belonging in Your Workplace

Fostering a sense of belonging Belonging involves having a sense of connection and feeling valued by the people around you. Connection plays a valuable role on our mental health, which makes having positive relations and purpose within working life extra important. The belonging of employees should therefore not only gain...

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Racial Trauma – Why Race Matters In Mental Health?

The Road Towards Race Equality Last week was Race Equality Week for 2021 and the events of the past year, including the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the disproportionate effect of Covid-19 makes issues surrounding race inequality, still more relevant than ever. Workplaces reconsidered their policies around...

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Alcohol & Lockdown: The Potential Harm Of Social Isolation

Why You Might Be Drinking Too Much During Lockdown? A drinking habit that may have initially arose from starting to drink earlier on the day and having virtual drinks with your mates, may well have developed into using alcohol as a coping mechanism for the doom and gloom of lockdown...

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Increasing Financial Health To Improve Wellbeing

How Does Money Effect Mental Health?   Since the pandemic mental health has been top of mind for most leaders in the workplace and has extended beyond the usual fruit baskets, gym memberships and relaxation offers. Financial wellbeing and supporting employees to improve their financial health has been one of...

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Hybrid Workplace – Lacking Routine And Work-Life Balance

Lacking Routine And Work-Life Balance Leaders and HR Managers are having similar conversations across organisations around building hybrid workplaces and how to boost optimism as we go into winter during a second lockdown.   From what I hear many people are enjoying remote working and have extra time on their...

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5 Stages Of Burnout In The Hybrid Workplace

5 Stages Of Burnout In The Hybrid Workplace   The psychological wellbeing of employees has become a strategic priority for most leaders and companies and most agree working from home is here to stay. But, as the differing quarantine rules continue across the country and with no end in sight....

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