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Happiness at work - are you serious?
Everyone I speak to lately seems to be tired and worn out. Tired of the excessive workloads caused by staff shortages; tired of being afraid to voice an opinion, tired of being unable to use thei...3 minute read
A Glimpse into the Future of Employee Health and Engagement!
Nowadays, we live in a rapidly evolving business world, so it’s no secret that the health and wellbeing of employees are paramount to success. Recent statistics from CIPD have shed light on a concerning rise in absenteeism amongst UK ...1 minute read
Improve Mental Health: reclaim the ‘Self’ in Self-Stigma
Self-stigma can be a stubborn hurdle for people to overcome when living with or recovering from poor mental health. Many of us are aware of the negative effects of stigma but tend to believe it comes solely from outside sources rather th...4 minute read
Harnessing the Power of Soft Skills at Work
There has been discussion lately around redefining the term 'soft skills' to avoid gender implications and promote better recognition of their value in the workplace. Having personal experience working with people who have these abilitie...3 minute read
Mental Health Takes a Hit from Bad Customer Service
When you encounter poor customer service, you can be certain that staff morale and well-being are also low. Customer service quality is a direct reflection of executive principles and their business model. Poor service does not bode...3 minute read
How to Improve Mental Health in the Workplace: Industry Insights in Construction, Renewable Energy and Food & Drink
We have been delivering Mental Health First Aid training to some exceptionally hardworking teams in the Construction, Renewable Energy and Food & Drink sectors. Whether building houses, ma...6 minute read
The Creative Industries and Mental Health
Creatives at Work The creative industries have taken a massive knock these past years and the pain looks to continue. Funding cuts and the budget constr...5 minute read
How does your boss make you feel?
Do you feel psychologically safe at work, able to speak up, give feedback, make suggestions, express opinions, all while being your authentic self and feeling valued and respected for it? This might sound like an urban myth to some, but...5 minute read
16 Tried and Tested Wisdoms for your Workplace Wellbeing Strategy
We are in the privileged position at MHScot to be party to many insightful discussions around workplace wellbeing. We talk with employers and employees from many sectors of the economy and at all levels, about their experiences of introd...5 minute read
The Mental Health Bandwagon
I often hear the words ‘mental health bandwagon’ from people who are annoyed at the level of emphasis being put on mental health. They express wonder at why we, ‘can’t just get on with it’ and that, ‘we didn’t have all this palaver ...3 minute read