Welcome to our Autumn newsletter which includes:
- Links to recent blog articles
- A wellbeing tip with suggestions for becoming comfortable with silence
- An Ask the Expert offering resilience advice from trainer Dot Gourlay
- Our latest round up of external wellbeing in the workplace resources and articles
World Mental Health Day – Monday 10 October
This year’s theme is to “Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority” and, as ever, the day provides us all with an opportunity to renew our efforts to look after and improve mental health.
The Mental Health Foundation have a page on their website which includes downloadable posters and social media graphics to help spread the word about the day this year.
Recent articles added to our blog
Being comfortable with silence – a skill worth developing?
Many of our tips include the benefits of communication and expressing our feelings. In this edition, we think about the value silence can play in our lives.
Ask The Expert
In a series of 3 short videos, trainer Dot Gourlay discusses some resilience tips for those trying to successfully manage remote and hybrid working.
Amanda is thinking about the giving and receiving of presents and why some gifts are memorable in a good way, others for all the wrong reasons!
Click the image on the left to read external resources which include:
- a factsheet on harassment and bullying at work
- a guide to measuring wellbeing for healthy workers and organisations
- a 2022 report on mental health in the trades
- the results of Deloitte’s 2022 women at work global outlook, including 5 recommendations
- a work-related stress and mental health quiz from the Working Minds campaign
“Some of the most vicious wars are fought within our own psychology. We are not taught to be kind to ourselves.”
Adyashanti, spiritual teacher and author
“I’ve begun to realise that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.”
Chaim Potok, novelist, scholar and rabbi (from his book The Chosen)
Other short reads which may be of interest
• Bullying: why most people do nothing when they witness it and how to take action
• Gartner: ‘Workplaces need to heal to become more human.’
• Holding meetings during emotional times
• Scotland launches neurodivergence support scheme in UK first
• What is pleasanteeism and how is it impacting mental health at work?
… and finally …
We finish with a story which shows you never know what may happen when you reach out … it should perhaps come with the warning that you might let out an involuntary “aww” … but it feels like we need stories to warm our hearts at the moment. Happy reading!
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