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Office design for wellbeing – Austin Fraser case study

Office design for wellbeing – Austin Fraser case study

Here at Shine we challenge the idea, held by many, that staff wellbeing programmes are exclusive to large companies with resources to invest. However, this example shows again that smaller companies can still reap the benefits when promoting employee wellbeing.Austin...

MAD World Summit 2020 – my five key takeaways

MAD World Summit 2020 – my five key takeaways

As a recent Organisational Psychology masters graduate, and with a passion for employee wellbeing, I was eager to be part of MAD World Summit 2020, having heard so many good things about it. For obvious reasons this year’s event was held online, but that didn’t stop...

Mental health in the workplace – panel discussion

Mental health in the workplace – panel discussion

In the run-up to World Mental Health Day 2020, we've been hosting a series of webinars designed to engage, inspire and give our mental health a welcome boost in these challenging times. On October 9th, we hosted an engaging panel session, discussing mental health in...

Working from home best practice – Buffer

Working from home best practice – Buffer

In recent posts we have seen how SMEs have run a variety of initiatives and programmes to help their employees' wellbeing whilst working from home. We now take a look at Buffer, the international social media business, which can provide something of a working from...

Preparing for social distancing in the workplace

Preparing for social distancing in the workplace

With lockdown restrictions easing, we've been working with clients on how wellbeing can be maintained when employees return to workplaces and in particular how social distancing in the workplace can be implemented. While we know things won't go back to normal for some...

Wellbeing while working from home

Wellbeing while working from home

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has had a ripple effect around the world and extra preventative measures are being put in place in an attempt to prevent further spread of the virus. With that, more and more employees are now working from home.Of course for some...

The future of massage in the workplace

The future of massage in the workplace

Whether sitting at desks or in an operational role, the demand for a massage service is high on employees’ lists of things that would improve their wellbeing. In fact, we’ve found that one of the most common requests for workplace wellbeing activities from staff is...

Mindfulness at work – insights from early adopters

Mindfulness at work – insights from early adopters

Mindfulness is a buzzword at the moment, especially in the health and wellbeing world... but what about the professional world? Can mindfulness at work yield business benefits? And will mindfulness ever be truly accepted in the workplace or will it often be seen as a...

How to speak about mental health in your workplace

How to speak about mental health in your workplace

In 2019, conversations around mental health are now much more common and as a society, we are undoubtedly more accepting of mental health problems. And while we can give ourselves a collective pat on the back for this, there’s still work to be done, particularly...

Have you checked out InsideOut?

Have you checked out InsideOut?

I first came across Rob Stephenson last year, when I was involved in the Mad World event which covers mental health in the workplace. Rob was embarking on an incredible physical challenge, the MindCycle Tour, which involved cycling the full length of the Tour de...

Why taking breaks at work is good for business

Why taking breaks at work is good for business

If you'd like to boost employees’ productivity and job performance, ensure they are regularly taking breaks at work - they are essential for them staying healthy, happy, creative, and focused at work. However, a large proportion of workers don't take enough breaks...

Mental health at work – events worth attending

Mental health at work – events worth attending

If you’re looking to develop your understanding of mental health in the workplace, there are now a number of events in the UK that can help. Such events were not around just a couple of years ago, but with more conversations now taking place around mental health in...

Boost employee wellbeing – get outdoors

Boost employee wellbeing – get outdoors

Studies suggest that spending time outdoors can relieve stress and boost feelings of happiness and improve overall wellbeing, so if your workplace is located near a public park or green space, you should consider this a blessing. Such spaces can be used for pre and...

Plants in the workplace – a simple wellbeing booster

Plants in the workplace – a simple wellbeing booster

Studies have shown that plants help reduce stress, enhance employee mood, boost productivity, and improve air quality. So it’s worth investing in some plants in the workplace to help enhance your employees’ wellbeing. Research from Norway provides some great evidence...

The business case for employee wellbeing

The business case for employee wellbeing

While awareness of the benefits of employee wellbeing - for both individuals and companies - is on the rise, there are still often the need to make a business case for considering or investing in a staff wellbeing programme. Unfortunately, one in four employees has...

Mad World Forum – London, 9th October 2018

Mad World Forum – London, 9th October 2018

I recently found out about Mad World Forum, a conference aiming to eradicate stigma and spark a new era of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace'. The conference and exhibition takes place on October 9 at etc venues on London's Bishopgate and is...