mental health in the workplace

Feeling connected when working remotely

With rates of remote working on the rise, research suggests that it can be beneficial for both the employer and the employee to allow for time away from the office. But there’s a catch - teleworking only works when it’s done well (see here for our recent piece on maximising [...]

2020-03-18T09:47:18+13:00March 16th, 2020|

Boost your wellbeing with compassion

If you are reading this in the midst of a frantic day, you may be thinking swear words in your head. I don’t have time to even catch my breath, how on earth can I fit in compassion?!? Harnessing more compassion for ourselves, and others, may be, however, just the [...]

2020-02-24T14:06:31+13:00October 28th, 2019|

Trust and mental health

High rates of stress and mental illness in New Zealand workplaces mean there is increasing recognition of the need to protect wellbeing and foster mental health at work. Otherwise, we lose talented staff through stigma, stress and distress, and see team resilience and innovation suffer. Having more skilful [...]

2020-06-17T12:07:06+12:00September 26th, 2019|

Check in on someone even if you are unsure how best to do this

The research is pretty clear―when someone is struggling, the support of another human being is one of the most helpful things. Particularly if that other person is respected and trusted. In the harder moments of our own lives, it’s often the company and compassion of someone we trust [...]

2020-02-24T12:14:50+13:00September 24th, 2019|