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Welcome to the Autumn 2019 edition of our newsletter,
time for a break and a quick peak?
In this issue
Newsflash!
  • Some practical tips for having good quality conversations about mental health at work
  • Recent blog articles include a book review of “The Invention of Difference: The Story of Gender Bias at Work” 
  • The benefits of building giving into your self-care routine
  • Trainer Dot Gourlay provides practical tips and advice on protecting a team's wellbeing in the busy run up to Christmas
  • Some relevant resources include a workplace wellbeing white paper
  • An explanation of why news coverage is predominantly negative but journalists should take note of a more upbeat message
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Catch up on past editions of the newsletter here
How to have good quality conversations about mental health at work

A look at the reasons we may not feel comfortable starting conversations about mental health at work, with some practical tips.
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Recent articles added to our blog
 
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Self-care Tip

 
Research shows that giving can be an important part of our self-care routine but, like so many other things, it’s a matter of getting the balance right.

 
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Ask The Expert
 

Senior In Equilibrium trainer and consultant, Dot Gourlay, offers practical tips and advice in answer to the question, "How can I protect my team's wellbeing in the run up to Christmas?"



 
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Amanda's Column


Many well-known phrases have been quoted to Amanda regarding her latest life event but will any of them prove accurate?



 
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Quotations


"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one."
Elbert Hubbard
Writer, Publisher, Artist and Philosopher
(1856 – 1915)


"Relationships, like cars, should undergo regular services to make sure they are still roadworthy."
Zygmunt Bauman
Sociologist (1925 - 2017) 

 
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Resources


Click the title above or image opposite to view this edition's resources which include:
 
  • A link to a new platform launched by Public Health England and the NHS - Every Mind Matters
  • A recently published independent inquiry into bullying & harassment 
  • A pathway for staff exposed to a traumatic incident at work
  • A workplace wellbeing whitepaper exploring the role of line managers in promoting positive mental health
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Popular articles on our social media channels
 

The following articles may be of interest:
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... and finally ...


If you ever wonder why you subject yourself to watching the news as you reel from learning about one story of human suffering or political scandal to another, a recent global study would suggest the answer but also reassure you that you're not alone.  

As the title states, "... there is a greater market for happy stories than journalists realise".  Let's hope some of them read it and take note!


 
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