Work Stress

Work Related Stress - A Significant Problem That Employers Need To Address

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

These are all causes of work-related stress and they're not uncommon. I was surprised to learn that every year more than 11 million working days are lost in the UK due to feelings of anxiety, depression or work-related stress.

Stress Nearly Destroyed Me - Here's Why We Need To Fix It

Jessica Williams | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Williams

Please tell me how a successful, happy 31-year-old woman got to the point where she was sitting in her bathroom at 3am carefully dabbing neat bleach onto her skin? And above all, how on earth that woman was me.

How To Approach Your Employer With A Mental Health Problem

Dr Philip McCrea | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Philip McCrea

Worryingly, the report found that more than half of employees admit feeling unable to approach their employer about a stress-related issue; therefore the cycle continues unbroken, and if left un-addressed can lead to significant mental health problems.

When Does Stress Become Something More Serious?

Katie Woodland | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Woodland

Whether you've sat an exam, learned to drive, had an interview, spoken in public... all these things get our bodies stressed. But, once we've done whatever it was that was stressing us out our bodies get the opportunity to calm down, chill out, and relax.

Burn Out - A Personal Story

Ana Onatah | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Onatah

Three months? I could barely take it in - how could I possibly be off work for three months, that couldn't happen... He didn't argue with me, just wrote a sick note, tucked it into my handbag, and left. I was stunned

When The Cracks Appear

Lisa Valentine | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Valentine

Sometimes in life, shit happens. Relationships change, jobs come and go and kids grow up. That's just life, right? Ups and downs with no guarantee of what may be next. So what happens when the 'bad days' become something more serious?

The Real Reason We Brag About Being So Busy

Ben Slater | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Slater

We've reached a stage where being busy has become a goal. To say that 'I'm busier than you are' means 'I'm more important, my time is more valuable'. It's a new status we shoot for, a goal that shows us that we're on the right track, the barometer by which we judge our impending success.

Rethinking The 9-5: Five Ways Modern Day Work Life Can Impact on Our Mental Health

Tayana Simons | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Work related stress is a leading cause of absenteeism in workplaces in the UK and the U.S. On average we spend at least 35% of our waking hours at work, and if we are not happy in our job then it tends to have a far reaching impact on other aspects of our lives, affecting our relationships, sleep, physical health and ability to relax.

Burnout: 21st Century Curse or Blessing?

Jayne Morris | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Behind every burnout there is a story of overwork and overwhelm, which is why it is becoming a problem of epidemic proportions and affecting people of all ages and professions.

Is Working More Than 40 hours a Week a Good Idea?

Florence Parot | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Florence Parot

We live in a world where working long hours with enthusiasm is particularly celebrated and if on top of that we are lucky enough to be doing what we love, we cannot go wrong, can we? Well, in fact, we can!

Could Work Stress Give You a Heart Attack?

Marina Gask | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Gask

If you work 24.7 and never switch off your mobile, or you're a busy exec who's always on call or in a different time zone, and you're unfit and overweight, you're a prime candidate for stress-related heart issues as your arteries are likely to be clogged.

Living With Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) My Daily Struggles

Olga Levancuka | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Today I am feeling extra brave. More surprised than impressed with my own bravery, I decide to leave the queue and explore the rest of the food stalls. 'Fish and Chips' was the first one on the corner and on my way home.

A Testament to Recovery

Sharon Bull | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

On a late sunny afternoon October 2nd 2014, I skipped out of my new Doctor's surgery feeling like a teenager. Having just received the news about my present state of health, I had every reason to radiate joyfulness and exhibit my delight and gratitude.

Increasing Wellbeing in the City and Beyond: How to Stop Chasing Our Tails and Live a More Meaningful Life

Dr Michael Sinclair | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michael Sinclair

In order to succeed and thrive in this cut throat culture many also turn to lying, cheating, back-stabbing and elbowing others out of the way to reach the top. People can live in a perpetual state of anxiety, worrying about not being good enough.

Poorna Bell

This Is How Bosses Can Make Life Less Hellish For Employees | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stress is a natural part of work, but when it becomes long term and you find yourself weeping in the toilets, it's time to do a stock take of where yo...

Ripping Into Awareness: Mindfulness Meditation on the Fly

Dianna Dunbar | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dianna Dunbar

"Let it rip... Do it to me. Teach me this meditation stuff!"... I looked at the man sitting before me: brilliant, driven, major health problems, too wildly busy to be sick, so overcommitted that running in ten different directions simultaneously is the norm. Sound familiar at all?

How to Transform Stress Into Effortless Living

Marina Pearson | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Pearson

When I talk about effortlessness, I am really using it to describe FLOW. Have you been in situations where your life has felt in flow? Where you have wanted to create something for yourself and suddenly it shows up? Or you ask a question and its answered in an unexpected form? As a person or as a conversation?

Escaping Burnout and Embracing the Joy of Missing Out - a Hot New Trend

Maite Baron | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Everything changes at the turn of the year. At least it feels that way having had a needed break from work and the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. It also offers the chance to consider what the brand new year might bring and contemplate how we are going to make 2014 one of our best years yet.

The Emotional Challenge of Expat Life

Karin Sieger | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Often the issues of identity and loss become key, especially if expats frequently relocate to different countries and settings: Who am I? Where is home? How do others perceive me? Do I want to fit it, and how can I do that, without losing aspects of my identity, which are important to me?

Do CEOs Need a Priest?

Karin Sieger | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

The counselling relationship is intended to be one between equals, firmly based on confidentiality, professional boundaries and ethics. Contrary to common belief, entering therapy is not self-indulgence or only an option at extreme moments in our lives, when all else has failed.

Don't Die Before Your Time, Say Goodbye to Stress Before it's Too Late

Maite Baron | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

In the biggest survey of its kind in the UK, a YouGov survey for major health insurer Bupa has revealed just how stressed we are here in Britain.

The Official Amount Of Free Time You Need To Be Happy

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Are you getting your seven hours of free time a day? According to new research from Direct Line Insurance, seven hours - or six hours and 59 minutes t...

Find Out Why Work Stress Is Not Your Boss's Fault

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Do you feel your boss is causing you no end of stress? About to march to HR with a least of grievances? Before you do, it might be worth considerin...

40% Of Bosses Ignore Depression Among Staff

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK

Two out of five small business owners never talk to their staff about their physical or mental health, despite the cost of stress in the workplace, ac...

Do You Suffer From ‘Desk Rage’?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to recent research, Brits are in the grip of a ‘desk rage’ epidemic, with over half of us (48%) admitting to regular work meltdowns in t...