Give yourself a break

The total number of cases of work related stress, anxiety or depression in 2015/16 was 488,000, equivalent to 1510 per 100,000 workers. New cases caused or made worse by work was around 700 per 100,000. A new report just published,…

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It’s half term – don’t stress

As school half term approaches, you may have planned next week’s activities with military precision, or you may just be taking the ‘wait and see how it unfolds’ approach – depending on your parenting style and natural inclination. Some people…

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Clock changing blues

The darker evenings, brought on by moving the clocks back an hour – this year on 28 October –  are often a trigger for people to feel a bit down. This small but not insignificant change seems to underline the…

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I heard it on the radio

World Mental Health Day certainly struck a chord with many in Cambridge today and I was delighted with people's responses to my request for them to 'join the conversation on mental health'. I had a range of people approach me…

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Living a life of purpose

Virtually none of us have sat down and worked out what we really want from life. We hop on a treadmill of a job and often live a life without real purpose. Yet, putting purpose into your life is the best way…

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