Long before medical experts around the world had even heard of COVID-19, we were experiencing a global mental health crisis. I have been speaking about this crisis to anyone that would listen, for the last 2 years. Before the pandemic, mental ill health was the biggest public health concern of our time – between 250...
Since the first news of COVID-19 breaking a few weeks ago, it has been difficult to avoid the updates that have been all over TV and social media. The impact of the rapidly unfolding situation is huge – for individuals, for families and for businesses, so of course we need to keep abreast of what...Continue reading
The COVID-19 crisis has presented every one of us with stress, worries, fears and concerns. We are faced with the prospect of our loved ones becoming ill, financial concerns and business challenges. Many of us are now working from home and isolating, or practicing social distancing– this presents new challenges in not being able to...Continue reading
It is great to see our own CEO Claire Russell share her own story and experience with #mentalhealth in the prominent #insurance industry magazine, Insurance Age. As a successful career woman, Claire thought that she was invincible; "In my 20s I recall discussing mental health with friends, saying: I’m not the type of person to...Continue reading
I'm delighted to announce that I'll be speaking at the BIBA conference in Scotland in October 2019!
What’s on your mind? Today we are going to explore ‘Communicate’ which is the 4th of the 6 Pillars of Mental Health (a framework we have developed for ourselves and for our clients to maintain good mental health and wellbeing). When it comes to mental health and wellbeing communication is key. It is all too...Continue reading
What does connection mean to you? Today we are going to explore ‘Connection’ which is the 2nd of the 6 Pillars of Mental Health (a framework we have developed for ourselves and for our clients to maintain good mental health and wellbeing). To me, connection means a multitude of things like; Having a network of...Continue reading
Today we are going to explore ‘Eating for Wellness’ which is the 1st of the 6 Pillars of Mental Health (a framework we have developed for ourselves and for our clients to maintain good mental health and wellbeing). But first I want to ask you a few questions; Do you believe that your diet (what...Continue reading
During our recent #time4action campaign for Mental Health Awareness week (last week) we shared a number of simple actions YOU can take to help improve your own mental health and wellbeing. Eat for Wellness, Connect, Move, Be Brave, Be Mindful and Be Compassionate were all themes that we chose for people to interact with (the...Continue reading
This has been an important week in our business – we had some big things going on behind the scenes but most importantly it has been Mental Health Awareness Week and we have been running our #time4action campaign. The idea for the campaign came out of a discussion between myself and the other Directors in...Continue reading