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Sticks and stones will break my bones but…

Sticks and stones will break my bones but…

Do you know the recommendations for how many times a week you should exercise? Could you tell me how often you should brush your teeth? What about what you should

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Amy McDonald makes The Huffington Post

Breaking news – Amy McDonald, CEO and Founder of Headtorch writes for the Huffington Post!  Amy talks about the importance of taking action on mental health at work – “doing

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Understanding Compliance or doing like Yoda said

This week I, resident HeadBlogger, am continuing my chat with Steven Murray, because we had so much to talk about it couldn’t possibly all fit in just the single Head

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Celebrate Mental Health at Work

World Mental Health Day is 10th October, and to celebrate this we are asking everybody to send photos of themselves with their hands in the air to say “I have

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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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Mixing it Up With The Headblogger: Make a change and 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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The Bigger Bolder Shorter Smarter Headtorch WORKS Trailer

  Prepare yourself for the bigger bolder shorter smarter Headtorch WORKS trailer. Headtorch WORKS is our dramatic e-learning system on behaviours, mental health and well-being at work. On average mental

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Couch to … what?
We might laugh … but it’s amazing how many people don’t move during the working day – especially now that many of us are staying at home. There’s no commute, no meetings to go to, no need to see a colleague three floors up, no workplace cafe to saunter along to.  Before the world changed, at least we all had […]

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How’s Sandra’s Mental Fitness?
Listen to Sandra and consider which of her habits you can relate to. Okay, I hope you’d agree – Sandra’s not getting on very well.  I hope too that you’re thinking, “well, I’m not that bad!” Be honest though, what of any of her habits, could you relate to – worrying? Staying up late? Snacking? For top […]

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I saw a deer today
I went for a run this morning, I’m in Glasgow.  I came out of some woods and into a clearing and there it was, a deer – still, alert, beautiful.  We had a moment together, me in awe, both curious.  I found myself smiling, peaceful, feeling lucky that this wild creature and I had the chance […]

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Don’t Stay Calm!
We’re good at NOT doing what we’re told.  The media has reached fever pitch so at times, I do feel panic levels rising in me and have to consciously suppress it. Intuitively I know that I need to breathe deeply, hum, sing, go for a walk, go to crossfit, do some yoga, have a hug, draw, […]

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An incredible day at Work’s Mental Edinburgh 2020 … Big thank you to all the amazing speakers and contributors, you all lived up to the mantra of – vibrant … fun … upbeat … thought provoking engaging … empowering … practical Look forward to the next one – don’t miss it! Work’s Mental – the […]

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