Resilience: Why it isn’t an all or nothing quality

In this archive video, Professor Ivan Robertson explores the different types of resilience profiles, personal strengths & weaknesses and why confronting challenges is important. He also explores the importance of reminding ourselves of goals and the need to have a clear sense of purpose, social support and confidence. Learn more about our resources & virtual training options

How different aspects of your work and life can affect your ‘wellbeing reservoir’

A video from our archives explaining psychological wellbeing and how different aspects of your work and life can affect your ‘wellbeing reservoir’. This video is a timely reminder of what impacts our wellbeing and how we can be more mindful of the things we can do to stay well at this time. Learn more about our resources & virtual training options

Going the social distance – how to maintain Social Health during life in lockdown

Going the social distance – how to maintain Social Health during life in lockdown In Part 1 of this post I talked about the idea of Social Health and the renewed relevance given to it by current events. I took a look at the WHO’s original 1947 definition and found that it was surprisingly ‘en point’ when it comes to thinking about the challenges to our health, social and otherwise, presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. I was left in no doubt that all three elements of Social Health covered by…

How to navigate the pandemic: What does wellbeing science tell us?

A webinar with our Co-founder, Professor Ivan Robertson Here is the 2nd in our series of recorded webinars by our Founding Director, Prof. Ivan Robertson. In this one Ivan drills down and looks at the psychological challenges of all four stages of the crisis as he sees them – there are practical takeaways for employers and employees at each stage. Learn more about our resources & virtual training options

Resilience during COVID-19 – a video from Cary

Robertson Cooper’s Founding Director, Sir Cary Cooper, has been one of the media’s most in-demand commentators since the start of the pandemic. Here, Cary discusses how both employers and employees can find resilience in an incredibly difficult time, with guidance on physical and mental health, and how we can remain socially connected despite the circumstances. View our COVID-19 Resources

Resilience and your personality

Resilience and your personality. Here our Founding Director, Professor Ivan Robertson shows us how our personality sets the basis for our resilience…then the rest is up to us! This video is helpful background knowledge to support your employees in using our free toolkit and i-resilience report. View our COVID-19 Resources

Social health: the forgotten pillar of health and wellbeing… until now

Social health: the forgotten pillar of health and wellbeing… until now. I suspect most of you reading this will be familiar with the four pillars of health wellbeing: physical, mental, financial and social. I’ve lost count of the number of Robertson Cooper clients who have used them to guide the design and implementation of a health and wellbeing strategy. And yet in the execution, it was always that last one, social health, which felt like the runt of the litter – less well defined than the…

Keeping pressure positive

In this video from our archives, Cary delivers key knowledge to support you in understanding the range and sources of pressure that you may be experiencing right now. Gaining this understanding is a key step in maintaining your wellbeing both in the long-term and for now…just having the awareness of how your pressures have changed is a positive and productive step to take as you try to navigate the changes. Learn more about our resources & virtual training options

Staying well in uncertain times and finding the route back to Good Days at Work

A webinar with our Co-founder, Professor Ivan Robertson To try and make some sense of where we are following the huge changes to our lives in recent weeks, we are starting with a special edition recorded webinar from our Founding Director, Professor Ivan Robertson. He provides us with an insight into the science of wellbeing in the context of the current COVID-19 crisis and the challenges this presents to our wellbeing. And most importantly, it gives us a way to get started on finding our way…

Don’t settle for ‘the new normal’

‘The new normal’. That must be one of the most ubiquitous phrases that workers in the UK and beyond have heard in the past couple of weeks. But if you’re anything like me, the situation we find ourselves in right now – social dislocation, financial risk and high levels of anxiety about those we love  – can (and should) never feel ‘normal’. That’s not to say we don’t need to adapt – we’re all becoming very good at that – but rather that we have to keep hold of what the ‘old normal’…