Dealing with people in distress at work

Last month research from the charity Business in the Community1, based on a survey of employers, revealed that fear of interfering or not knowing what to do prevents the bulk of the workforce (86 per cent) from approaching a colleague they are concerned about, while 77 per cent of managers say they are not confident in responding to symptoms relating to stress.

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The O Zone December 2017

Season’s Greetings from directors, staff and associates! We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your support over 2017 and for continuing to be part of our community. We look forward to working together and learning together in 2018. The Oasis centre will be closed from 12.30pm on December […]

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Busting the ‘1 in 4’ myth in mental health awareness

If you attend a session on ‘mental health’ it is highly likely that you will be told that 1 in 4 adults will experience mental health issues in any given year. I have witnessed this figure being absorbed with earnest nods and grave faces many times, whilst people contemplate how to help these poor souls with mental illnesses. The snowballing use of this statistic is causing harm by perpetuating the very stigma it seeks to reduce.

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7 Ways to Address Work-related Stress

Work-related stress is a hot topic in occupational health at the moment. Latest research indicates that mental health issues are now the number one cause of long-term sickness absence[1] to which stress is the main contributor.

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The Gift of Listening

The gift is listening does not come wrapped up with bright paper and trimmings. It has to be given in the moment and with presence and attention. Being listened to can be a rare treat in a busy world that makes so many demands upon our attention. Being listened to can make us feel valued and respected.

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The O Zone October 2017

There are still a few spaces available if you would like to come along to our Where are the real leaders? event on October 16th. It’s for anyone who wants to develop the sort of leadership that makes a real difference. You can come alone or bring a colleague – find out more below about this chance to experience […]

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