SHUSH is an acronym used by the Samaritans, designed to provide active listening tips. Our ‘SHUSH, it’s time to talk ‘podcast focuses on what we can all do to try and boost our mood, look after each other’s mental health, the ‘Ask Twice’ initiative and how employers can break down the taboo of talking about suicide. Remember, reaching out really could save a life.
To mark National Grief Awareness Day on August 30th, we’re partnering with Child Bereavement UK to deliver our podcast on dealing with bereavement.
Designed for those who are experiencing bereavement and colleagues who are working with a bereaved person, we’ll look at the general implications of bereavement – including mental health – on individuals and their colleagues. We’ll also cover the importance of respecting diversity in bereavement, and how all of us can help support bereaved employees.
One of the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ is 'take notice'. But in our busy home and working lives, how many of us really take the time to ‘stop and smell the roses’? Mindfulness is proven to benefit our mental and physical wellbeing. And it’s for everyone, helping conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, addictive behaviours, and problems like hypertension, heart disease and chronic pain*. So it’s no surprise that employers across the globe are introducing mindfulness to the workplace.
In our ‘Mid-year mindfulness’ podcast, we’re joined by our in-house mindfulness practitioner, Hayley, who will explore simple ways that allow people to really be in the moment.
This month, we’re recognising Carer’s Week. As the workforce ages, many employees are finding themselves with extra caring responsibilities, The so-called ‘squeezed middle’ are juggling looking after elderly relatives with childcare, while more working parents are trying to balance working responsibilities with their children’s needs. Our ‘We care’ podcast highlights this often missed and silent group, and explores the resources and support available to ease the pressures of caring. In partnership with Alzheimer’s Society.