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’…

MANAGE THE PRESSURE – and find your resilience

Our co-founder, Professor Ivan Robertson considers how we can respond to pressure and increase their natural resilience For all of us working in today’s organisations, periods of intense pressure have become a fact of life. Whether you are a police officer working in a climate of terrorist threat, working for a manager who demands everything yesterday or part of an organisation that is downsizing while steadily setting more difficult targets – pressure is a given. But pressure is different to…

Deep dive: Social Support and resilience: You should never walk alone!

Deep dive: Social Support and resilience: You should never walk alone! I had delivered ‘resilience training’ before I came to Robertson Cooper and thought I knew what resilience was – it was all in the mind, right?  It’s all about how you, as an individual, think about the things that happen to you – do you overly blame yourself when things go wrong? Do you think everything is bad in your life when things go wrong? Do you think you will never be able to change things, that this is it now…

Who is responsible for getting wellbeing right?

Who is responsible for getting wellbeing right? The link between a happy and healthy workforce and high levels of productivity is an established one – Good Days at Work really count in today’s competitive and rapidly changing work environments.  Our own analysis on the business benefits of actively improving wellbeing in organisations estimates that improving the wellbeing by a very modest amount (1 standard deviation) results in an increase in productivity worth £ 1,201 per individual.…

Staying Well at Christmas – Top Tips from Robertson Cooper

Staying Well at Christmas – Top Tips! It’s nearly here and more than likely your ‘to-do’ list has drastically expanded in size, the pressures on your finances has intensified and every relationship issue in your life has been brought sharply into focus.  Happy Christmas eh! If you are feeling the pressure to present the ‘perfect Christmas’ and #creatememories, these tips can support you in maintaining your wellness during the Christmas period:  1 – Pay attention to your sleep If you…

Dr Pippa Grange answers some of our questions before her keynote at The Good Day at Work Conversation 2019

Dr Pippa Grange answers some of our questions before her keynote at The Good Day at Work Conversation 2019 We’re lucky enough to have Pippa Grange appearing as a keynote at this year’s Good Day at Work Conversation in Manchester on September 17th.  She’s the FA’s Head of People and Team Development and the person widely credited with playing a key role in the England football team’s cultural and performance turnaround at the Russia 2018 World Cup. As a taster ahead of next week’s event we…

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In Conversation With John McCarthy, CBE: Meeting The Limits Of Resilience

Ahead of John McCarthy's keynote speech on personal resilience at the Good Day At Work Conversation 2015, Good Day At Work Content Editor, Tori Wastnedge, gave him a call to find out more about the sources of that resilience in his darkest moments.    "You'll have to forgive the noise," John said when he answered the phone, "We've got the builders in so there's scaffolding everywhere."   Since being taken hostage back in April 1986 for 1,943…