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. IRead more
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 isRead more
In Headtorch WORKS, our dramatic e-learning programme, we follow Matt’s story. At the Doctor, he says: “Doctor I can’t go back. Work’s calling me all the time. I didn’t want toRead more
Hello! I usually sit downstairs, at South Block’s reception, and after sending out some overworked emails when I should have been writing my magnum opus I’m a Social Media Associate.Read more
The Triangle of Care advocates best practise when it comes to the inclusion and recognition of carers as equal and active partners in the care team. Without the TriangleRead more
The Guessing Game reveals the answers and much more. An original drama, developed from real-life experiences is at the heart of this learning and development session which stops and startsRead more
“Everyone should have their hand in the air because we’re all somewhere on the mental health spectrum or continuum and where we are today may well be different from whereRead more
What do you do when a colleague of yours is unwell with stress or mental health problems? Research for our new dramatic e-learning programme Headtorch WORKS, found that many people:Read more
We’ve spent a year developing Headtorch WORKS and, in collaboration with the psychology department at the University of Glasgow, we’re excited to announce that it is now on trial withRead more
Rip up your band-aids
“Your leg’s broken? Can I get you a sticking plaster? Honestly, I really do care. I want you to be well. I need you to get better. Take the plaster!” Not helpful is it? Yet, in relation to mental health at work, we hear it time and time again. Businesses rushing in to deliver […]
Ted Talk: Randal Charlton – Failure & Confidence
Randal Charlton presenting at Tedx Talk Detroit 2011 – “tell the truth and it will set you free”. Our good friend Randal talks confidence, failure, personal tragedy, and the fight back. An amazing story of strength, wellbeing and mental health.
How to manage mental health in a time of uncertainty
…if you’ve not read it yet, you can now, get a copy of Personnel Today (20th March) to read Amy McDonald’s article.
Dr Linda Craig: On Self-harm
TW #triggerwarning This blog contains discussion of sensitive issues. Each year in early March, mental health organisations around the United Kingdom work to promote awareness of self-harm and reduce the stigma around it that can prevent individuals seeking support. Self-harm is a broad term which refers to a person deliberately causing harm or injury to […]
Take 5 sugars in your coffee!
I used to give myself ‘eating rules’ – ‘Only fruit for lunch!’ ‘One sweet thing per day!’ ‘…and not before 4 o’clock!’ Both bulimia and anorexia played their parts. I saw a doctor, an unforgettable experience. “How much are you eating? How often are you eating? Do you take sugar in your coffee?” “No,” I […]