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Mental Health at Work – The Great £20m Robbery & Creating a Business Case

Mental Health at Work – The Great £20m Robbery & Creating a Business Case

“If you had an organisation with a £20m hole in it, you’d be all over it like a rash.  Because its mental health it’s ignored.”  “The challenge is to come

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Disclosure, Individuals and Flexibility: Reflections on this week’s HeadReading.

This week I’ve been doing some reading. Rather than devouring a recent Mills & Boon (the gloriously trashy Married for the Sheik’s Duty) or pretending to read Das Kapital, I’ve

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Lots and lots and lots and lots

Bring down the balloons, put away that piñata. Divide up that cake, and take down the celebrations. 10th October, World Mental Health Day is over for another year Here at

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Every Dog Has Its Day

HeadBlog is delighted to have guest Vlogger Angie Strachan treat us with her performance poetry – enjoy and share   Angie has a keen interest in raising awareness of Mental

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I’m Coming Back On Monday

Today I’m talking with Steven Murray, who plays the character of Derek in The Guessing Game I first heard Steven’s story – a long battle with mental ill-health,  substance abuse

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Hello… Is Anybody Listening?

   Delighted to welcome guest Headblogger,  Lorna McCallum “They just didn’t want to listen” the young woman said to her companion. I overheard this conversation as I was doing my

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“5 people died” – Never Judge as You Never Know

Another guest Headblog from our very own Angus Robinson!   I was having dinner with the technical director of a business I know. He’s very quiet, shy, and dare I

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Catch the sunshine

Last week I had the ambition to write a mental health manifesto, a practical guide to good mental health. Yet I never got around to writing it; I wasn’t feeling

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Mental Health – a Load of B****cks?

Guest entry in the HeadBlog from Angus Robinson, it’s a good’un! I am having lunch with a highly successful business owner; we are talking about what I’m up to. I

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INCOMING MESSAGE FROM THE BIG GIANT HEADBLOGGER

This week I’m looking backwards in order to move forwards. Thinking about how my brief encounter with Headtorch is an opportunity to reconsider my own values and approaches. It is

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Many thanks to author, speaker, coach and Headtorch Associate, Alison Smith for a tremendous event on Thursday.  Alison talked to us about wellbeing using her poem as stimulus.  The metaphors encouraged us to consider our paths to well-being – as individuals and as organisations.  As always Alison brought plenty of wisdom and laughter. For more insightful blogs […]

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