The reason many of us fail in the campaign to become fit and healthy is because of the complete overhaul we try to force on our lifestyle but instead of completely changing your lifestyle, Vincenzo Ferrara looks at how a few small changes can help you smash your goal. There are many diets, fads and […]
The small things that have big health benefits
2018 Top reasons for work-related stress last year and how to deal with them in 2019
The start of the New Year means that you’ve hopefully forgotten the troubles of the past and can concentrate on a fresh new you. But with almost 600,000 workers who suffered stress-related illnesses in 2018, how can we make sure that you feel better over the next 12 months? Recent figures from Health and Safety […]
Opinion: Why learning to say ‘no’ at work could improve your wellbeing
As an assistant it’s not always easy to say ‘no’, especially to your boss but for your wellbeing and sanity sometimes it’s important to avoid constantly saying ‘yes’. Dr Audrey Tang is a chartered psychologist and author, discusses why it’s important to remember to say no. View saying yes as filling a glass – there will come […]
How to motivate yourself to get back to work in January
Going back to work in January is for most people, the least motivated you’ll feel all year, due to the early sunsets and dragging ourselves out of bed after enjoying a week of lie-ins. Vincenzo Ferrara shares some helpful hints below to give you the best advice that should help you feel more awake and motivated […]
Not paid enough to care?
When many of us get asked to complete tasks at work that make us overly stressed, we often resort to completing the job while well in the knowledge that we aren’t paid anywhere near the amount of our boss – whose job it actually is to complete the task or make the decision. PAs are […]
Is a little bit of stress good for you?
We’ve all been told at some point in our lives that a little bit of stress is a good thing. It gives you the motivation to get the job done, or so we think. In reality, stress isn’t the driving force we think it is and the health and social problems linked with stress are […]
Prince William on why employees need to open up about mental health
The Duke of Cambridge William Windsor today acknowledged the importance of HR in the workplace and why more businesses need to understand the effect of high-pressure work environments. Speaking on a panel at the inaugural This Can Happen conference, the royal shared with the audience his own experiences of mental health issues while working as […]
Are you one of the ten million people in the UK coasting at work?
A new survey has revealed that one-third of us – more than ten million* of the UK workforce – are ‘coasting’ at work. As many as 32 per cent of workers in the UK have admitted to ‘coasting’ while clocked-in at work and in their career, as the country battles to solve a productivity crisis which, […]
Academic Venue Solutions to focus on mental health & well-being at annual conference
Taking place between December 5 to 6, the annual conference of UK academic venues has confirmed sales, marketing and mental health and well-being as major themes of the event. The annual conference of UK academic venues, hosted by Academic Venue Solutions (AVS), is taking place this December, with a focus on all operational elements of […]
How to make sure you don’t burn out
As someone that works a lot of varied hours throughout the day, I often find those that have a more relaxed working life telling me that I should slow down before I burn out. Like a lot of assistants, I don’t purposely work so much that I burn out but I also don’t try to prevent it […]