We are stronger together - holding hands with rainbow coloured wrist bands

Inclusion in the workplace: Supporting your LGBTQ+ family, friends and colleagues

Whilst Pride month (June) is a time to celebrate all of the advances in equality that have been fought for and won by LGBTQ+ people and our allies, it’s not all a case of rainbows and sparkles. There is still a long way to go before LGBTQ+ people are accepted, supported and valued as equal members of society.
We all have a role to play in how we can promote inclusion in the workplace, and society at large.

The human necessity for touch: are you touch deprived?

The human necessity for touch: Are you touch deprived?

We have all felt the effects that COVID-19 has had upon our capacity to touch; with social distancing, quarantine and isolation from family and friends limiting our physical interactions. If we add the fact that many people are now working remotely, it’s understandable why so many of us are feeling starved of touch. So, why is it vital that we look to change this?

Davina McCall image showing 1 in 10 women quit their job due to their menopause

#MakeMenopauseMatter in your Workplace

1 in 10 women feel they have no option but to leave their job due to the impact of their menopause! When we consider that women over the age of 50 are the fastest growing segment within the workforce, and the average age for the menopause transition is 51, it’s clear that it is vital that we do not ignore the impact of menopause upon the personal and professional lives of our employees.

Meg Fenney Podcast

Leading through uncertainty – tips on COVID-19 employee support

Right now, worldwide, business owners are needing to make difficult decisions in order to maintain their financial viability. Whether furloughing staff or having to make long-standing, loyal employees redundant, it has become increasingly important to focus on doing this the ‘right’ way.
Here, Meg and Rebecca talk you through how supporting both the health of the business and the wellbeing of the staff is critical.

Breakfast with Boots and Ali Bell

Lockdown exercise is about more than just building a home gym

Why is it so much harder to exercise as we grow into adults? According to Ali, it all comes back to us forgetting what it is we actually enjoy.
As we get older, we lose the child-like energy we used to have around exercise and sports and that – aside from the general busy-ness of life – is because we start ‘shoulding’ on ourselves.
Here, Ali and Rebecca talk you through how you can start to enjoy exercise again, and boost your mental health along with it.

Suicide is Preventable

World Suicide Prevention Day

What if, instead of messaging a friend on WhatsApp, we reached out and called them? What if when we asked them how they were – we really asked and really listened? And what if when they told us things were bad, we didn’t try to sugarcoat it? What if we didn’t try to soothe and, instead, we just listened?

What will it take for you to change?

Every single minute of the day you have a choice. You can choose what to eat, what to say and how to treat people. But most importantly, you can choose how to respond when things don’t go your way. You are in control of how you respond when life tests your patience, your courage and your resolve.