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Personal Stories

Personal stories are the ones that make the biggest impact, and this is never truer than when talking about mental health and wellbeing. Initiatives such as Mental Health Awareness week have long promoted the fact that initiating a dialogue can have…

Can measuring your organisation’s wellbeing help you retain your talent?

Can measuring your organisation’s wellbeing help you retain your talent? The costs of staff leaving are often significant for organisations. What if you could predict who is going to leave before they do, so you have the chance to do…

Creating Sustainable Engagement. Part 1: A look into engagement

When we talk about employee engagement, what do we really mean? There is no single accepted definition; instead, engagement is a broad term that focuses on employee attitudes towards their role and pays close attention to the concepts of job…

Stress Awareness Month

What is stress awareness month? Throughout April, everyone from healthcare professionals and academics to business owners and teachers joined forces in order to raise awareness about one of the most pervasive problems facing modern society:……

Wellbeing: The State of the Nation

Last month, we teased you with some headlines from our Wellbeing Survey. Now it’s time to dig a little deeper into these headlines and understand what this represents based on our experience of working to create a culture of wellbeing in…

The Good Day at Work and ‘Single vs Multitasking’

In our 20 years of researching how to create a culture of wellbeing at Robertson Cooper, we know with some confidence that there is no single thing that will ensure a Good Day at Work.  Indeed, there is a multitude of factors that will support…

Time to Talk Day 2019

As the name suggests, businesses, schools and communities across the UK are all encouraged to set aside time to help people start talking. Not just talking about anything and everything, though, but about one thing in particular: mental health. As a…

Should your business have a New Year’s Resolution?

Christmas and New Year flashed by in an instant, and before we know it we’re thrust back into the world of work with not only objectives from a workplace perspective to consider, but also our own New Year’s Resolutions. YouGov recently looked into…

Blue Monday is a Myth

Blue Monday is a myth. It’s startling that so many people are unaware of its inception – did you know that “Blue Monday” started life as a PR stunt for the holiday company, Sky Travel? In 2005, Sky Travel released a campaign where psychologist…

What is psychological wellbeing?

What is Psychological Wellbeing? At the most basic level, psychological wellbeing (PWB) is quite similar to other terms that refer to positive mental states, such as happiness or satisfaction, and in many ways it is not necessary, or helpful to…

3 key points from our recent event, “How to ensure Health & Wellbeing investment delivers results”

Firstly, a huge thanks goes out to everyone who attended. We were overwhelmed with applications for tickets and for those who missed out, we hope this will share some of the key findings attendees discovered. A special mention goes to our…

Why rising mental health absence might not be a bad thing – for now

It’s undeniable that mental health problems are on the rise – but could the statistics that show this upward trend actually be telling us we’re making progress? It’s hard to ignore the warning signs that the UK has a…