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During these very challenging times, finding out how people want to feel at work seems more important than ever. Similarly, being aware of how people don’t want to feel at work can be very helpful. Culture and leadership have always shaped organisations but more and more it seems it is...
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Most of our interactions are now happening online and although this mode of communication is adequate for normal business practice, it can prove tricky when trying to identify or support someone who might be struggling with poor mental health.
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We have been reflecting upon how our routines and working lives need to change in order to protect us from the virus and accommodate our altered circumstances both physically and psychologically.
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When I did my Scottish Mental Health First Aid training, I was struck by the power of bringing people together in a room to acknowledge, address, and connect around mental health.
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On May 21st, 2019, MHScot Workplace Wellbeing held a reception at the Scottish Parliament which was hosted by MSP Alexander Cole-Hamilton. The evening was titled ‘It’s Time to Take Action on Mental Health at Work’ and, with over 50 people in attendance it’s safe to say the evening was a...
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Discussions in the news and on Social Media, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Health & Safety Executive have been questioning and exploring where Mental Health First Aid fits in the workplace.
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As many of you may already know, here at MHScot we believe that every workplace should promote good mental health amongst their employees and support employees who are suffering with poor mental health.
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Welcome to the latest MHScot blog. As I sat down to put this together, the only word that kept coming to mind was ‘WOW’! That’s because it’s been such a busy few weeks here at MHScot, it’s difficult to know where to start…
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Today, it’s still true that our mental health is still not an obvious or as overt consideration as our physical health, when it comes to taking time off work or school.
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I wanted to share some findings from a recent workplace wellbeing survey that was sent to me, on the subject of the effects of stress and anxiety in the workplace. This is a subject that, as you might expect, we at MHScot take very seriously and know all too well...
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The ‘Year of Young People’ here in Scotland is a great opportunity for generations, young and old, to come together and celebrate our great Nation’s wonderful young people and the project aim is to give young people a platform and a stronger voice on issues which affect their lives.
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MHScot Workplace Wellbeing C.I.C. and Apex Hotels Edinburgh are tackling mental health in the workplace together, through mutual support in delivering the Scottish Mental Health First Aid courses.
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Welcome to the latest MHScot blog.   With Christmas just a matter of days away, we thought we’d focus on some simple techniques and ways to help you cope with the stresses and strains which Christmas can bring.   As you are no doubt aware, the festive period can be...
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On the 26th October 2017 a new report written by Mind's Chief Executive, Paul Farmer and former HBOS Chair, Dennis Stevenson revealed what many of us having been saying; the UK is facing a much larger mental health challenge at work than initially thought.
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The new Employability in Scotland initiative, which is a product of the recently devolved employment services in Scotland, aims to get more people with disabilities and health conditions back into work.
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