work-life balance

7 Great Ways to Manage Stress in the Workplace

In the United Kingdom on average anyone who experiences work-related stress can lose 24 days a year of absence from work. According to research from 2018 up to 74% of people feel overwhelmed or unable to cope – 81% of women and 67% of men. Stress is a normal part of life and work so[…]

Workplace Mental Health – All you need to know by Tom Oxley

We’d like to share this TED Talk  Workplace Mental Health – All you need to know by Tom Oxley as it’s a great summary of why mental health in the workplace is so essential to both individuals and the organisation alike.   He talks about the key signs of stress and how hard it is[…]

How to Create Harmony and Wellbeing in the Workplace

One in four people can suffer from a mental health illness during their lifetime and poor mental health among employees costs UK employers £42bn – £45bn each year which is a cost of up to £1,717 per employee according to a recent study by Deloitte. These scary statistics are reasons why promoting and supporting employee[…]

Understanding and Dealing with Loneliness

May has been Mental Health Awareness Month with a focus on loneliness and in this post, we will explore how loneliness can manifest, who might be at most risk, and what we can do to help anyone who may be feeling lonely. Feeling lonely can hit anyone at any age and at any time during[…]

Why we should all be more Mental Health Aware

From the 9th to the 15th May 2022  was Mental Health Awareness week and May was Mental Health Awareness month – these initiatives are great reminders about how important this issue is for everyone. In 2021 according to the Health and Safety Executive 0.8 million employees were suffering from stress, anxiety, or depression.  And in[…]

Promoting Wellbeing in the Workplace to Avoid the Costs of Stress

The Price of  Stress in the Workplace Stress and mental health problems are increasing and in 2021 days off due to mental health issues cost businesses in the United Kingdom £12.6bn in lost productivity. The Health & Safety Executive found that work-related stress, depression, or anxiety accounted for 50% of all work-related ill health cases[…]

9 of the Best Ways to Stop Feeling Stressed

We all lead busy lives and often feeling stressed is one of the constants we all deal with as part of our everyday routines. The key thing is though to recognise when you are feeling stressed and then you can take steps to take it in hand and stop this feeling from escalating out of[…]

Signs and Causes of Stress  

Stress is on the rise. Latest statistics on stress report that 74% of people said that they had felt overwhelmed or unable to cope during the past year. Based on an online poll for YouGov for the Mental Health Foundation in 2018 using a sample size of 4,619 individuals 81% of women said this compared to[…]

Eight Signs it’s Time for a Career or Job Change

If you’re feeling unhappy at work or thinking about a career change you may recognise some of these signs and may help you galvanise yourself into action and make some changes. Your job is impacting your health and well-being Do you dread Mondays and can’t get out of bed each morning, or do you feel[…]

70 Simple Ways to Reclaim Work-Life Balance

At Aim Higher Training we work with our clients to help them to identify, plan and meet their life and work goals. Often, they have some clear ideas about what isn’t working well or making them unhappy but can’t always put their finger right on it. If you’re only just starting to think about your[…]

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