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Adapting to Future Ways of Working to Improve Workforce Wellbeing

The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly transformed working practices and cultures. Before the pandemic, around 5% of the UK workforce worked mainly from home. In this post, Jane Fawkes, Deputy Principal and University College Secretary at the University College of Estate Management shares how the college has adapted to future ways of working following the pandemic.

Training Schemes that Promote Teacher Wellbeing

In May 2021, the UK government launched the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter to support schools in promoting the mental health and wellbeing of staff. Laura Fordham, is a Senior Trust Consultant at HEART Academies Trust where she oversees staff wellbeing and development. She shares some of the training schemes available to staff working at Bedford Academy to help them with their wellbeing and development.

The impact of Loneliness in the workplace

More than 9 million people in the UK say that they often or always feel lonely. Heather Girling is the Staff Wellbeing Manager at the University of Bath, she shared with us how to better tackle loneliness in everyday life.

Interview: Workplace Allocation Strategies at Brunel University

Nearly two-thirds of staff in higher education are unhappy with the level of support they receive from employers. Workload is one of the main drivers for this dissatisfaction, with some staff working an average of 50 hours per week. We spoke to Strategic Planning Manager, Erica Moses Neacy, about how Workplace Allocation Management has helped improve staff workload at Brunel University.

In Conversation: Tackling Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace

Throughout the pandemic Higher education providers have had to devise new ways to support student and staff wellbeing. In this interview with University of Bath, Staff Wellbeing Manager, Heather Girling, we explore how to remove the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace.

Breaking the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health: Creating a Successful Employee Network

In this case study, we look at the work of Jakki Mills and Richard Tunsich of the Insolvency Service, discussing the successes of their employee network group, Break the Stigma, and the work it has undertaken to support employees during the pandemic.

Understanding Imposter Syndrome: Challenging Learnt Behaviours

This article outlines what imposter syndrome is, how it affects women, and what can be done in the workplace and wider society to tackle it.

Workplace Wellbeing: Encouraging Workplace Leaders to Embrace Diversity

Jess Lievesley, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Austin Omotoso, Clinical Nurse Leader at St Andrew's Healthcare spoke about staff led conversations to improve wellbeing in the workplace, as well as ways of embracing diversity.

Creating a more inclusive workplace for Neurodivergent Staff

Supporting neurodivergent employees is essential to creating diverse and inclusive workplaces. Staff networks are a good way of creating a sense of belonging. Jess Gosling, co-Chair of The Civil Service Neurodiversity Network discussed how their network has benefitted colleagues and how this approach can benefit other workplaces.

Workplace Wellbeing: The Workplace Health Programme of Northamptonshire

Holly Koenig, Wellbeing Co-ordinator for Public Health Northamptonshire spoke about the Workplace Health Programme of Northamptonshire.

Supporting Employee Mental Health & Wellbeing after Covid-19

Mental health related absences were the most common reason for long-term absence prior to the pandemic, we looked at how Covid-19 might further impact that.

Championing Inclusive Values as Leader: The Muslim Health Collaboration Network ​

It is important to champion inclusive values to break down barriers to success. We look at the challenges Nuzhat Ali has faced as a Muslim woman, and the work of the Muslim Health Collaboration Network.

Understanding the Risks of Driving Fatigue: Keeping Workers Safe

Fatigue is a major risk factor leading to accidents in the workplace, however, it continues to be under-recognised; it must be taken seriously as it can have devastating effects. This article will look at the impact of fatigue and how to manage fatigue at work both as an employee and employer. 

NHS Workforce: Developing a ‘Decision Resilient Workforce’

Paul Jennings, Network Director of the High-Intensity Network, spoke at NHS Workforce Event: Recruitment, Retention and Wellbeing, 2021.

Resolving Conflict at Work: A Guide for Managers

Conflict at work impacts the whole team. In this article we will discuss how to prevent and resolve conflict in the workplace.

With a Little Help From my Friends: The Power of Peer-to-Peer Support

CharityComms highlights the importance of peer support and coaching for progressing and shaping our careers, sharing some tips for getting started and making the right connections.

Waking up to Fatigue

Dr Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland and Occupational Health and Safety Policy Adviser RoSPA, discusses the impact of fatigue on organisations.

Blog Series: Internal Comms – Your Organisation’s Mr. Motivator (2)

Claire Canning, Marketing and Communications Manager at United Welsh shares some Mr Motivator inspiration. Part 2.

Blog Series: Internal Comms – Your Organisation’s Mr. Motivator (1)

Claire Canning, Marketing and Communications Manager at United Welsh shares some Mr Motivator inspiration. Part 1.

Positive Mental Health at Work: The Oil in the Machine

Adrian Wakeling, Senior Policy Advisor at Acas, talks about the importance of positive mental health in the workplace.
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