Debbie Watt When I first started training, back at the start of the millennium, mental health was something people didn’t talk about and when they did it was in whispers. The received wisdom was that only 1/10 of us would experience mental ill-health in our lifetime – employees would rather say they had a bad […]
How to make working from home more fun and more social Deborah Watt As much of my work is made up of telephone/skype based coaching sessions, I work primarily from my home office. I have done this for the best part of 10 years and I love it! However, based on my memories of getting […]
Deborah Watt LA is eight hours different from the UK. After I’d been back home a few days, I found that my sleep/wake cycle was still all over the place. I was full of energy when I should have been winding down for bed; and exhausted and unproductive in the morning. After a few nights […]
Deborah Watt My sessions today have lead me to ponder on the utility of volunteering. One of my clients said that when they talked about volunteering, they were told that –“If you’re well enough to volunteer, then you’re well enough to return to return to work”In my experience of working with clients who have been […]
Deborah Watt The 2016 CIPD/Simplyhealth Absence Management Survey highlights that more employers are recognising the value of line managers in managing absence at work, but are not giving them the tools and support necessary. Read more from CIPD.
Deborah Watt Neil Pavitt in his book, Brainhack suggests compiling a “done” list rather than the usual demotivating ‘to do’ list. By keeping a journal of your successes, both inside and outside of work, you have a resource which can provide a boost to motivate you to achieve more. Neil also suggests changing the times […]