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Mental Fitness Is Crucial As We Return To Work

Mental Fitness Is Crucial As We Return To Work

As the business world gingerly opens its doors after an unprecedented period of lockdown that has now surpassed the 100-day mark, many of us are preparing to return to work with no real idea what to expect. Human beings are wired to seek comfort in the familiar....

Nick Court Podcast

Nick Court Podcast

In this Episode With the UK workforce gradually returning to work post-lockdown, Richard Lenton chats to HR expert and founder of the PX Hub, Nick Court, about the challenges that employers and employees face in a world that has changed significantly in just a few...

Film Director Howard J Ford on getting creative during lockdown

Film Director Howard J Ford on getting creative during lockdown

In this Episode Richard Lenton chats to Adventure Boys director Howard J Ford about the challenges the film industry faces as the world returns to normality, and how lockdown provided inspiration for his latest venture that focuses on mental health...

Work Life On Mars –  It’s life, but not as we know it…

Work Life On Mars – It’s life, but not as we know it…

What to expect when returning to Work A quick Google search of the words ‘return to work after COVID’ unleashes hundreds, even thousands of posts and articles about how employees and employers should manage the gradual return to so-called normality after this...

It’s NOT Business As Usual

It’s NOT Business As Usual

Why we need mental health protection as we return to Work Before lockdown began, we already knew that mental health related issues are the most common cause of long-term sickness absence in UK workplaces. Stress-related absence in particular was also on the rise...

How Your Brain Responds To A Pandemic

How Your Brain Responds To A Pandemic

How Your Brain Responds To A Pandemic Expert therapist Khody Damestani gives us all some great advice on how to cope during this pandemic. In particular: How your brain responds to a pandemic Protecting your mental health Building healthy...

The Value Of Empathy: Why Giving Is Also Receiving

The Value Of Empathy: Why Giving Is Also Receiving

The science of happiness There was a time when happiness was considered a ‘fluffy’ subject not worthy of attention from those in academia. However, with more people currently suffering from mental health issues than ever before, understanding what factors contribute...

Professor Paul Dolan explains

Professor Paul Dolan explains

Professor Paul Dolan explains why stories about what makes you happy aren't always true In this Episode Richard Lenton discusses happiness with Paul Dolan, Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics, and author of acclaimed books, Happiness by...

Coping with the challenges of home schooling

Coping with the challenges of home schooling

In this Episode How do we cope with the challenges of home schooling when we’re stuck indoors 24-7 with our kids, and we have little or no teaching experience? Leading therapist Khody Damestani offers his words of wisdom.

Finding your flow during Lockdown

Finding your flow during Lockdown

In this Episode As lockdown persists, many of us have gradually slipped into unhealthy habits and routines. Khody Damestani and Christabel Heasman-Cossins discuss what can be done to avoid this, and how we can enjoy healthier, more productive lives.

Responding to the challenges of lockdown

Responding to the challenges of lockdown

In this Episode Lockdown has presented all of us with a variety of challenges, but how should we be responding? And should we be avoiding social media? Khody Damestani is on hand with some very salient advice.

Top tips to beat social isolation blues

Top tips to beat social isolation blues

No man is an island The phrase ‘no man is an island’ is one you’ve no doubt heard before. When writing this, the English poet, John Donne was expressing the idea that human beings do badly when isolated from one another as we need to be part of a community in order to...

Free Exercises to Help you Stay Mentally Fit

Free Exercises to Help you Stay Mentally Fit

Free exercises to help you stay mentally fit During these difficult times it is vital you stay mentally fit as well as physically. Please use these simple daily exercises to help manage your stress levels and emotional wellbeing. Stress Management Tools Coronavirus...

Good Mental Health Can Help Fight Coronavirus

Good Mental Health Can Help Fight Coronavirus

The effect on mental health  The coronavirus has created a hyper alert state in huge numbers of people – understandably so, with governments across the world differing in their opinions on how best to deal with what’s now officially a global pandemic.From a mental...

Our Coronavirus Response Has Gone To The Dogs

Our Coronavirus Response Has Gone To The Dogs

Life feels very strange... Life feels very strange at the moment.The unexpected and unwelcome arrival of the Coronavirus has turned the lives of millions of people upside down. The way that we’ve reacted emotionally and behaviourally has varied hugely. The primary...

Pet Therapy – How cats and dogs can lower levels of stress

Pet Therapy – How cats and dogs can lower levels of stress

Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death  When the end of a calendar year approaches and friends and colleagues discuss what they’ll do differently once the clock chimes midnight on December 31, you very rarely hear anyone say that their new year’s...

Time To Evolve From Our Fight Or Flight Instinct

Time To Evolve From Our Fight Or Flight Instinct

The mind and the body Mental health problems are often described as the invisible struggles that happen inside an individual’s head. While this is true, it is important to recognise that these internal battles are not confined exclusively to what’s going on upstairs;...