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Dec 13, 2016

Presents of presence

We spoke recently about the festive season and how mindfulness can help us cope during this typically busy period. Taking time out to refocus our energy is terrific for our own mental health, but how are we when it comes to considering the needs of our loved ones? While we’re racing about at work, shopping cooking, decorating and managing events – are we actually giving our loved ones what they want most? Our undivided attention and presence? Are we unintentionally sending a signal that we are ‘… Read more

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  • Dec 13, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Why music for wellbeing rocks

    When Michael Bublé and Mariah Carey songs start getting stuck in your head, you know it must be Christmas! For some, the relentless repetition of Christmas songs can be agonising, but there’s evidence… Read more
  • Dec 08, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    How Will You Spend Your Happiness Day?

    In our latest 'What is a Good Day At Work' report, we discuss the importance of our physical and emotional energy for creating good at work. We found that having balanced energy levels is crucial for … Read more
  • Dec 01, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Mindfulness for a happy and healthy festive season

    No matter what you’re celebrating this festive season, its sure to be busy! Even for those of us who don’t celebrate Christmas, the holiday period can be full of pressure and other challenging experie… Read more
  • Dec 01, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    The problem with multitasking

    While you’re reading this, what else are you doing? Own up - Are you walking somewhere, eating your lunch, on a conference call, in a meeting, checking Facebook alerts…? How many tabs are open on your… Read more
  • Nov 10, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    The end of PE in UK schools?

    Somerset school replaces PE lessons with wellbeing classes Independent Somerset school, Wellington School is encouraging students to manage both their physical and mental health, by introducing lesson… Read more
  • Nov 08, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Winter Is Coming

    Believe it not, there are many reasons to love the winter time. Frosty mornings, lots of stodgy meals, Christmas time and wrapping up in stylish warm layers, to name a few. However, many people find t… Read more
  • Nov 01, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    The Month of Mo!

    Attention fuzzy friends! It’s the first week of November and you know what that means! Movember 2016 is here, so time to put away the razors and get growing those Mo’s! Our MD, Ben Moss has accepted t… Read more
  • Oct 25, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Working Hard or Hardly Working?

    A recent study ‘The way we are now: labour of love or love vs labour report’ found increasing numbers of us are feeling the strain of overbearing responsibilities and unrealistic targets, all of which… Read more
  • Oct 25, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    The Art of Doing Nothing

    From the morning alarm clock, right through to the closing credits of an evening’s Netflix binge, our days are packed with noise. With all this distraction, perhaps now it is crucial we discuss the ar… Read more
  • Oct 20, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    It’s Never Too Late To Achieve Something Great

    What is the best way to celebrate a 75th birthday? Ray Matthews celebrated his in the most extraordinary of ways. He did 75 marathons in 75 days around England. Spurred on by his desire to raise money… Read more
  • Oct 14, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    The Future Of Our Workforce Focusing On Wellbeing

    Children are the future of our workplaces and society. One primary school is incorporating mindfulness and wellbeing into their school day. If we can get children into the habit of taking personal res… Read more
  • Oct 04, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Young Women Most Vulnerable To Mental Illness

    Young women are at the highest risk of mental health issues in the country. New research from NHS Digital, shows that one in five women aged 16 – 24 suffered a common mental disorder such as anxiety o… Read more
  • Sep 28, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    And The Award Goes To...

    This Tuesday, 27 September, was the CIPD People Management Awards. We waited with bated breath, as the afternoon turned into night. The frocks and suits came out. All (well most) of ‘HR and wellbeing’… Read more
  • Sep 14, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Remembering The Happiness Of Our Childhood

    The nostalgia-inducing, family-favourite Roald Dahl titles brought imaginations to life for generations. This Tuesday 13 September was Roald Dahl Day, and we simply cannot let the day go past without … Read more
  • Sep 09, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    We Want To Hear From You

    This is your chance to be involved in our latest study into what makes a good day at work for people in the UK. And by doing so, you will go into the draw to win a Good Day At Work prize! Tell us in 1… Read more
  • Aug 24, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    The Resilience Of An Olympian—Well Done Team GB!

    What a fortnight! We’ve been glued to our screens (at all hours!) cheering on the glorious Team GB at Rio 2016. And we are excited to cheer on our Paralympians in a couple of weeks’ time. Well done to… Read more
  • Aug 24, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Our Health—Whose Responsibility Is It?

    Nineteen per cent of our year six students are obese, according to Public Health England statistics. Healthy diet and lifestyle patterns are learned in early childhood and we carry them all the way th… Read more
  • Aug 10, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    You’ve Got A Friend In Me

    I’ll be there for you, and you’ll be there for me too—don’t we all just love the Friends anthem! A couple of weeks ago we celebrated International Friendship Day and I was listening to this song quite… Read more
  • Aug 01, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    It’s Time to Shake That Tail Feather and Get Moving!

    This is really quite shocking—a study found that sitting at a desk for at least eight hours a day could increase the risk of premature death by up to 60 per cent. CIPD’s latest blog explores the impac… Read more
  • Jul 28, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    My Good Day At Work

    Having only joined the Robertson Cooper team (and in fact England) just over a month ago I was lucky enough to time my arrival so I could take part in our quarterly Good Day At Work Day.… Read more
  • Jul 27, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Manchester’s Green Makeover—Why Biophilia is Important

    Manchester is getting a ‘green makeover’ and being Mancunians ourselves (well, mostly) we are over the moon to welcome a greenspace as our newest city-centre neighbourhood. Dubbed Circle Square the sp… Read more
  • Jul 21, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    The Power of a Good Day At Work

    This Wednesday 20 July, the Good Day At Work team travelled to London to meet with senior leaders and HR professionals to discuss an important topic in the workplace wellbeing world at our summer Good… Read more
  • Jul 11, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Is There a Place for Sport in the Office?

    The Rio Olympics are less than one month away and excitement is already starting to build in our office! Our hopes and dreams of gold rest firmly with Team GB and we are all hoping for a better result… Read more
  • Jul 11, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Working With a Mental Illness

    Living with a mental illness is not easy. It can be all consuming; it can affect your thought-process and decision-making, and how you interact and respond socially. And then there’s working with a me… Read more
  • Jul 06, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Sleep and it's Impact on Performance

    We all have nights that we don't get a proper night's sleep and it is not fun the following morning. If you do not get a ‘good night’s sleep’ it can impact your productivity, stress-levels, mood and w… Read more
  • Jun 29, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    The Big 30! Quick Wins for Employee Wellbeing

    Are you a team leader or manager looking for some quick wins to boost employee wellbeing? Maybe you’d like to forward your manager some ideas to help you and your colleagues have a Good Day at Work? A… Read more
  • Jun 27, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Are our emotions tied to seasons?

    Our beloved British summer is now in full swing, while not every day is sunny, we are still enjoying longer daylight hours. So do the increased rays have an impact on our mood and our wellbeing? We’ve… Read more
  • Jun 23, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Puppy Power

    This Friday, 24 June, is Bring your Dog to Work Day, and by a quick ‘show of hands’ survey around our office, it is the most revered day in the workplace calendar. We often celebrate ‘Flo Fridays’ her… Read more
  • Jun 23, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Work-Life Integration – A Personal Choice?

    "Work life balance is a choice. Nobody chooses how you show up except you." These are the words of Jeff Boss, a columnist for Forbes, who is calling for us to forget work-life balance and focus on int… Read more
  • Jun 23, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Celebrate with Conversation

    Image courtesy of Heads Together. This Father’s Day, did you tell your dad how you feel and ask him how he’s doing? No? Don’t worry – it’s not too late. That’s what Prince William and the Heads Togeth… Read more
  • Jun 16, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Bike Week: 4 Reasons to Love Your Bike

    This week (11th-19th June 2016) is Bike Week – an annual celebration of cycling. Although loads of us love getting on our bikes, many of us feel we don’t have enough time to make it a regular part of … Read more
  • Jun 16, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Are You a Survivor?

    Image courtesy of Men’s Health. As it’s Men’s Health Week why not support all your Mo Bros out there and take on a new challenge? Endure 10km of blood, sweat and tears by braving Men’s Health Survival… Read more
  • Jun 03, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Is Dining Al-Desko Another Form of Presenteeism?

    What are you doing for lunch today? Leaving the office to enjoy the sunshine? Taking a quick ten minutes to scoff a salad before running back to your desk? Or juggling sandwich, keyboard and mouse as … Read more
  • May 26, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Helping Men to Make Friends

    Photo from Movember Foundation. Last week’s Mental Health Awareness Week called for a greater focus on the quality of our relationships as social connectedness is fundamental to our mental health and … Read more
  • May 20, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Curb Your Driving Fears and Have a Good Day at Work

    Driving is an essential part of our everyday lives; many of us drive to and from work and some of us drive as part of our jobs – not forgetting our commitments outside of work, such as the twice-daily… Read more
  • May 12, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Walking Out of Darkness

    1 in 4 people suffer with mental health issues in the UK. Depression is more common than the common cold. Yet stigma around mental illness is still rife. If you’re based in or near London, you can hel… Read more
  • May 12, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Put Your Best Foot Forward: National Walking Month

    National Walking Month is upon us and boy do we need it? Walking is on the decline; according to the NHS, the average Brit walks between 3,000 and 4,000 steps a day – only a third of the recommended a… Read more
  • May 05, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Helping Aircrew Promote Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing

    We are delighted to be supporting the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Aircrew Mental Health and Wellbeing 2015 to 2040 Conference on Monday 9th May. Following recent tragic events, the role that aircrew … Read more
  • May 05, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    How to Bring More Laughter into the Workplace

    Our ‘Happiness Wall’ Good weekend? Did you have a laugh? We hope so as Sunday was World Laughter Day! “Laughter is good for the soul” the proverb goes. But, how often do you laugh at work? We all know… Read more
  • May 05, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Dropping the Act

    The idea that employees can leave their mental health conditions at home is not realistic, writes Helen White-Knight in the latest piece on Bank Worker’s Charity’s Wellbeing Pulse. Helen works within … Read more
  • Apr 29, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Know Thy Nuts

    This April our friends at Movember Foundation have had one mission – helping men to get to know their nuts. Young men are more likely to get testicular cancer than any other cancer. And scarily, rates… Read more
  • Apr 29, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    “Nobody is Immune from Mental Health Issues”

    After the iconic London Marathon took place on Sunday, it announced that its chosen charity next year is the Heads Together campaign – a partnership of inspiring charities aiming to end stigma around … Read more
  • Apr 29, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Wiggle it, Waggle it, Don’t Just Sit on it

    Today Get Britain Standing and Active Working are asking Brits to get on their feet. The average Brit sits for a huge 8.9 hours a day and one study even suggested that, for those sitting for more than… Read more
  • Apr 21, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Stress Awareness Month: Bust your Stress and Relax your Mind

    Last week we reported that employees each lose 27 days per year due to stress, according to new research. The statistics were aptly released during Stress Awareness Month, which aims to raise awarenes… Read more
  • Apr 15, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Continuing the Conversation at Lunch

    On Thursday 14th April we held our second Good Day At Work Lunch of 2016 at the beautiful Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, hosted by Sir Cary Cooper and our Head Business Psychologist, Paula Brockwel… Read more
  • Apr 14, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Go Green for Wellbeing!

    This week is National Gardening Week so wriggle your green fingers and get involved! The theme of this year’s event is around exploring the ways in which gardens and gardening can enhance our psycholo… Read more
  • Apr 07, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Police Psychological Sick Leave up by a Third in Five Years

    Photo from North Somerset Mercury, by police camera. This week, BBC Radio 5 live reported that figures, released under the Freedom of Information Act, show the number of UK police officers and staff t… Read more
  • Apr 07, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Workplace Wellness: How Offices could be the Healthiest Place for you

    Australian entrepreneur Paul Scialla has developed the Well Building standard, an accreditation system that rates how a building affects the wellbeing of those within, just as the eco-conscious Green … Read more
  • Mar 31, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    How can we Ensure Employee Health and Wellbeing during Restructuring?

    Photo from iStock, by chiarabramuzzo. Recently, HR Zone reported on the news that nearly 20,000 restructuring events have occurred in Europe from 2002 to the present – figures released by the European… Read more
  • Mar 30, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Are Excessive Workloads, Teacher Shortage and a Recruitment Crisis Impacting Teachers’ Wellbeing?

    Over the last few weeks, the National Union of Teachers and NASUWT conferences have sparked a series of debates around issues such as excessive workload, baseline testing and the recent government ann… Read more
  • Mar 23, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Which Country is the ‘Happiest in the World’?

    The World Happiness Report 2016 Update was released just in time for UN World Happiness Day on Sunday 20th March and revealed that Denmark has regained the top spot as the happiest country in the worl… Read more
  • Mar 22, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    People Affected by ‘Poor Sleep’ Take Two Weeks off Work a Year Due to Ill Health

    ‘Poor sleepers’ are taking roughly two weeks off work every year due to sleep-related ill health, yet almost two thirds don’t actually seek help for their sleep problem. The ‘World Sleep Survey’ from … Read more
  • Mar 18, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Why the Business World is Embracing Comedy

    The BBC recently reported on a growing trend in the business world – organisations turning to comedians to help them boost staff communication, performance and creativity. Employees who have fun at wo… Read more
  • Mar 18, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Sleep Better: World Sleep Day

    The world celebrates World Sleep Day on Friday 18th March 2016, and for good reason! Just an extra 30 minutes of sleep a day can work wonders on your concentration, memory and wellbeing – a small pric… Read more
  • Mar 11, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Joining the Wellbeing Conversation across the Country

    We contributed to the wellbeing conversation on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, as two members of the GDAW team, Paula Brockwell and Matt Smeed, spoke at the Health and Wellbeing at Work Conference i… Read more
  • Mar 11, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Discovering ways to Connect

    Last week, our MD, Ben Moss, discussed the role of social connectedness in providing us with confidence, support, knowledge and health, both inside and outside of work. He talked about Julia Hobsbawm,… Read more
  • Mar 11, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Barclays says ‘Get on your Bike’ to Staff as it Launches Fitness Drive

    Barclays bankers are being encouraged to hop on to exercise bikes in their suits and work shoes in short breaks between meetings. The FTSE 100 bank is offering ‘High Octane Rides’ in Canary Wharf and … Read more
  • Mar 08, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Dance and Fitness Classes to Keep NHS Staff Healthy

    A new initiative from NHS England will see an increase in the health related staff perks offered in hospitals, including running clubs, Yoga and Pilates classes. The idea is to encourage hospitals aro… Read more
  • Mar 03, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Snakes in Suits: Exploring the Dark Side of Mindfulness

    Mindfulness meditation has been a key trend in corporate wellbeing over recent years, bringing benefits, including stress reduction, improved concentration, greater creativity and better decision-maki… Read more
  • Mar 02, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Sleep, Stress & Mood: The Healthy Trinity of Executive Performance

    New research from NeuroLeadership Institute and its faculty member Professor Jessica Payne has outlined how a lack of sleep can have as damaging an effect on people’s ability to concentrate and perfor… Read more
  • Feb 29, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Nearly 40% of Employers Drive Health and Wellbeing Strategy without a Clear View

    According to Aon Employee Benefits' annual Benefits and Trends survey, nearly 40% of employers do not use any data to drive corporate health and wellbeing strategies or target costs. In contrast, the … Read more
  • Feb 26, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Support, ignorance and stigma around mental health at work

    Following on from last week's theme around mental health issues in the workplace, read the latest from our Good Day at Work Partner, Bank Workers Charity, outlining ways that organisations can support… Read more
  • Feb 26, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Does your company provide the right facilities for staff?

    New research from commercial cleaning service, Initial Washroom Hygiene has revealed that the average UK employee wastes eight minutes waiting for the toilet per week and over five hours a year!! Appa… Read more
  • Feb 25, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Workplace perks – do they really work?

    In the Independent on Sunday there was a feature around the varying degrees of work perks being offered by organisations across the world and the increasing popularity of perks now being offered in UK… Read more
  • Feb 18, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Teachers, parents and pupils deserve better

    This week, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT teachers' union, outlined findings from the National Audit Office’s recent report on government spending in the education sector and shared her… Read more
  • Feb 11, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Compulsive Facebook checking linked to lack of sleep

    In this week’s news, the Independent reported that constantly checking Facebook on your phone or browser could be a sign you’re not getting enough sleep according to new research from UCI Professor Gl… Read more
  • Feb 05, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    The 33 things that will make you happy...and the seven that definitely won't

    In this week’s news, a new study by the University of Sussex and the London School of Economics reveals what makes Britons happy. Researchers asked more than 20,000 people to download an app which sen… Read more
  • Feb 05, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    We reveal the secret ingredients to workplace wellbeing

    In last week’s newsletter we included the latest policy report from the CIPD which explores the growing health and wellbeing agenda – from first steps to full potential. Following on from that, Ben Mo… Read more
  • Jan 29, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    Show your support for World Cancer Day

    Our Good Day At Work partner, Movember Foundation has teamed up with Anthony Nolan, Breast Cancer Care and Cancer Research UK to create The Movember Foundation Unity Bands™ in support of World Cancer … Read more
  • Jan 29, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    CIPD wellbeing policy report released

    This week, the CIPD released a policy report: Growing the health and well-being agenda: From first steps to full potential, which looked at how employee health and wellbeing has risen sharply up the p… Read more
  • Jan 29, 2016 Health and Wellbeing

    2016 with Sir Cary

    2015 was an exciting year for our very own Good Day At Work president, Sir Cary where he added a triple title to his accolade, being elected as President of the Chartered Institute of Personal Develop… Read more
  • Dec 21, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Merry Christmas and thanks from us!

    With the Christmas break almost here, this will be the last time you hear from us until the New Year. The team here at Good Day at Work would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued… Read more
  • Dec 04, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    All I Want For Christmas Is Wellbeing

    It looks like 2015 was the year of wellbeing. Throughout the year, we’ve seen many wellbeing-oriented stories make headlines in the national press and we’ve been much more mindful of our mindfulness. … Read more
  • Dec 04, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    The 6 Essentials Of Wellbeing: A Christmas Carol

    The first Essential of wellbeing, my employer gave to me, Good communication and resources! The second essential of wellbeing, my employer gave to me, A feeling of control, and good communication and … Read more
  • Dec 04, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Is It Possible To Embed Wellbeing Without Senior Leadership Buy-In?

    One of the hottest topics debated at the Good Day At Work Conversation 2015 was whether or not it is possible, or desirable, to embed a culture of wellbeing without buy-in from an organisation’s senio… Read more
  • Dec 01, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    RC Mo Bros Raising Money And Awareness For Men’s Health

    As we wave a teary farewell to the hairy month of Movember for another year, the RC Mo Bros are saying hello to their upper lips once again. Robertson Cooper co-founder, Professor Ivan Robertson, toge… Read more
  • Nov 30, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    4 Ways You Can Keep Exercising When It’s Cold Outside

    Once again, it’s that time of year when we struggle to even get out of bed in the morning because we can see our own breath. But for the committed among us, the cold of winter doesn’t mean we have to … Read more
  • Nov 26, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Our Hearts Are Ageing Faster Than We Are

    When heart-disease is the leading cause of death across the globe, our heart age is something we should all be conscious of. Worryingly, according to BUPA, who released a report which listed average h… Read more
  • Nov 25, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    WATCH: The Good Day At Work Conversation 2015

    On Tuesday 3 November, influencers from some of the UK’s leading organisations came together at the Good Day At Work Conversation 2015. Hosted by Robertson Cooper in association with the Movember Foun… Read more
  • Nov 23, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    3 Ways Your Commute Affects Your Psychological Wellbeing

    Earlier this month, President of the Good Day At Work movement, Professor Sir Cary Cooper appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss the impact that our daily commute has on our wellbeing. According to a re… Read more
  • Nov 20, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Professor Sir Cary Cooper On The Lonely Business Trip

    If you've ever traveled for business, you'll know that, while it can be exciting, it can also be stressful if you're away from family too often. This week, an article in the Harvard Business Review on… Read more
  • Nov 16, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Bullying In The Workplace: The Facts

    Bullying in the playground was bad enough: hair-pulling, pushing and name-calling. But we tend to think that once school ends and we move on to bigger and better things, we won’t have to worry about b… Read more
  • Nov 12, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Prevention, Intervention and Protection: Strategising Wellbeing Webinar

    Are you one of the many practitioners trying to develop a wellbeing strategy but struggling to find a starting point? The good news is that you’re not alone, and there are a lot of high-quality conver… Read more
  • Nov 12, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Are You Talking About Self Care Week?

    Next week is Self Care Week, promoted by the Self Care Forum. The week is all about empowering people with the information and resources they need to look after their own wellbeing and lead a healthy,… Read more
  • Nov 06, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    The US Is Better At Corporate Wellbeing Than The UK

    A recent article in Personnel Today revealed the ways in which the approach to corporate wellbeing in the US not only differs to, but exceeds that adopted over here in the UK. It seems companies in th… Read more
  • Nov 05, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    The Good Day At Work Conversation 2015 In Pictures

    The Good Day At Work Conversation 2015 was all about starting the wellbeing conversation and fostering debates among experts and enthusiasts. But one picture can speak a thousand words. So here are so… Read more
  • Nov 05, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    8 Hours Of Conversation In 8 Bullet Points

    Couldn’t make the Good Day At Work Conversation 2015 on Tuesday this week? Don’t worry – the Good Day At Work team were hard at work capturing the main points of the day for you to take back into your… Read more
  • Nov 04, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    National Stress Awareness Day And Employee Wellbeing

    Wednesday 4 November was National Stress Awareness Day, promoted by the International Stress Management Association. Stress is something many of us associate with our work-lives, so it's fitting that … Read more
  • Oct 30, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Video: What Does A Good Day At Work Mean To You?

    For the last sixteen years, Robertson Cooper have been working with some of the world’s leading organisations to define how you can really create a Good Day At Work. Now, we are partnering with the Mo… Read more
  • Oct 30, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    It Looks Like Processed Meats Like Bacon Cause Cancer – WHO

    You can almost hear the disappointment across offices everywhere as, this week, the World Health Organisation made it official: it looks like processed meats do cause cancer. This means a host of our … Read more
  • Oct 29, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Professor Green: Suicide And Me

    When Stephen Manderson was 24, his nan, who had raised him, came into his bedroom in tears. "Your dad's dead," she said. "He hung himself." These days, Stephen is better known as rapper Professor Gree… Read more
  • Oct 21, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Here's How You Could Be Spending Your Lunch Break On 3 November

    It's just two weeks to go until the Good Day At Work Conversation 2015. With an exciting programme planned there's lots for you to look forward to, including an inspirational lunch, sponsored by Bank … Read more
  • Oct 20, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    The School Building The Workforce Of The Future By Introducing Pupils To Wellbeing

    A school in Kettering is the first in the UK to appoint a health and wellbeing officer responsible for pupils’ wellbeing. Dr. Eleanor Hartley will take on stress and anxiety in the pupils of Southfiel… Read more
  • Oct 19, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Doing The Dishes Is Good For Your Wellbeing

    Ever gone round a group of friends or colleagues and asked who enjoys doing the washing-up – or household chores in general? Chances are, at least one of you gets a kick out of it. That’s because doin… Read more
  • Oct 16, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Experiments In Wellbeing: Introducing The Good Day At Work Lab

    The Good Day At Work Conversation 2015 promises to be a day of lively debate, new ideas and innovation. With a line-up of internationally-acclaimed speakers and the delegate list filling up with influ… Read more
  • Oct 16, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    How To Boost Your Wellbeing "In 60 Seconds Or Less"

    "For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness" - Julian Germaine, 2005 Low moods, irritable dispositions and gruelling days at work can leave us feeling down in the dumps. While… Read more
  • Oct 12, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Chocolate Week: 3 Reasons Why Chocolate Is Good For Your Wellbeing

    For many of us, chocolate is that one vice we just can’t live without. It’s smooth, it’s luxurious and it’s just plain delicious. And who needs any better excuse to enjoy a chocolatey delight than Cho… Read more
  • Oct 09, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Watch: Why Good Day At Work Are Partnering With Movember Foundation

    What best describes your mood most days when you leave work? Satisfied? Triumphant? Purposeful? Frustrated? Exhausted? With the amount of time we spend at work, it's no wonder that the feelings we exp… Read more
  • Oct 02, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Introducing The Agenda For The Good Day At Work Conversation 2015

    This year, Robertson Cooper are partnering with the Movember Foundation to bring you the Good Day At Work Conversation 2015, sponsored by Bank Workers Charity. Following our recent announcement of the… Read more
  • Sep 29, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    World Heart Day: Why It’s Important To Heart Work

    29th September was World Heart Day – the day when everyone, everywhere is reminded by the World Heart Foundation to take a stand against cardiovascular disease. One of the leading causes of heart-dise… Read more
  • Sep 24, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    The Robertson Cooper Hunger Games: Week 4

    Robertson Cooper have taken on the DietBet Challenge. Four weeks ago, Business Psychologists Paula and Matt, along with Good Day At Work Content Editor Tori, volunteered to take part in the challenge … Read more
  • Sep 24, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    A Big Week For Happiness

    Happiness and wellbeing have dominated headlines this week with the release of the annual national wellbeing survey by the ONS, and Action For Happiness’ new wellbeing courses endorsed by the Dalai La… Read more
  • Sep 16, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    We're Ready For 2015’s Good Day At Work Conversation. Are You?

    Last week we announced the theme for 2015's Good Day At Work Conversation: Are You And Your Organisation Ready For Wellbeing? We want to know if organisations are truly ready to embrace health and wel… Read more
  • Sep 16, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    The Robertson Cooper Hunger Games: Week 3

    Robertson Cooper have taken on the DietBet Challenge. Business Psychologists Paula and Matt, along with Good Day At Work Content Editor Tori, have volunteered to take part in the challenge posed by th… Read more
  • Sep 15, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Follow Healthier Than Yesterday’s Dave Algeo On Facebook

    Last month, Good Day At Work contributor Dave Algeo announced his commitment to a new lifestyle, which he’s dubbed Healthier Than Yesterday. After learning he’s soon to become a new dad once again at … Read more
  • Sep 11, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Are You Ready For This? Introducing The Theme Of 2015’s Good Day At Work Conversation

    This year, you are invited to join Good Day At Work for our biggest event yet. We have already announced a fantastic line-up of incredible speakers. Now we are able to announce the theme for the day: … Read more
  • Sep 10, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    What Are The Most Legitimate Reasons To Call In Sick, According To UK Employers?

    Insurance provider AXA PPP Health Insurance conducted a survey of 1,000 UK employers to find out which ailments were viewed as the most legitimate for having time off work. It looks like the flu is co… Read more
  • Sep 04, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Lunchtime Walk & Talk Podcast: Professor Ivan Robertson In Conversation With John Hamilton

    There is a wealth of academic research into the benefits of wellbeing in the workplace. And, over the last few years in particular, there has been an explosion in the number of companies investing in … Read more
  • Sep 04, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Are Organisations Ready To Truly Embrace Wellbeing?

    Yesterday, Professor Sir Cary Cooper and Robertson Cooper Business Psychologist Paula Brockwell, hosted the latest Prof’s Lunch at London’s Riding House Café. These roundtable events are held regularl… Read more
  • Sep 02, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    There Are A Billion Reasons Why Money Can’t Buy Happiness

    On Saturday, Minecraft founder and billionaire Markus Persson made headlines as the "sad and lonely" billionaire, following a series of tweets released from his personal Twitter account. Despite ownin… Read more
  • Aug 27, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    How To Draw On Social Support To Improve Your Resilience

    If you missed last Friday’s Virtual Workshop with Robertson Cooper Business Psychologists Matt Smeed and Jack Evans, here’s a quick summary so you can catch up on the things you missed. Why does socia… Read more
  • Aug 26, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    The Face Of Mental Health Is Changing

    We all probably have images of what we imagine mental health hospitals look and feel like. These are almost certainly based on images of run-down Victorian buildings with peeling wallpaper and harsh s… Read more
  • Aug 24, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    Why Small Talk Is Big For Your Wellbeing

    Small talk is never spoken about with much enthusiasm. Have you ever met anyone who said, “I just love making small talk”? Probably not. But at Good Day At Work, we’re not ones to discourage any form … Read more
  • Aug 21, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    3 Reasons Why Conversation Is Important

    At Good Day At Work, we’re all about “the conversation”. We love to discuss new ideas, revisit old ones and spark a bit of lively discussion. We think it keeps things interesting. But not only that, c… Read more
  • Aug 20, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    It’s Not Too Late! Sign-Up To The Social Support Workshop With Jack Evans And Matt Smeed 11.30 Today

    We all rely on social support to help make us build our resilience. But some of us need it more than others. Where can we find it? How do we know if the support we are receiving is helpful? Join Rober… Read more
  • Aug 19, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    There’s No Way Amazon Could Be So Successful If They Were Managed Like This

    Did you see the commotion this week? You could hardly have missed it. On Tuesday 18h August, an article appeared in the New York Times making some pretty big claims about tech-giant Amazon’s managemen… Read more
  • Aug 18, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    4 Reasons You Should Drink Coffee Every Day

    For many, the day doesn’t start until they’ve had their first sip of coffee. Sadly, however, many of us still consider it a guilty pleasure, living under the woefully-misinformed impression that coffe… Read more
  • Jul 31, 2015 Health and Wellbeing

    The Robertson Cooper Team Are Growing Green Fingers In Wellbeing Experiment

    This week, Good Day At Work Content Editor Tori Wastnedge spoke to Dr. Juliet Sargeant about how organisations can capture the wonder, variety and stimulation of gardening and inject it into their bus… Read more