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Parks and wellbeing – appreciating our green spaces

Parks and wellbeing – appreciating our green spaces

During 2020, collectively we’ve rightly praised the NHS, teachers, delivery drivers, supermarket staff, scientists and other professions that have gone above and beyond to help us through this difficult time. One set of people that I would like to single out for...

Join the team at Shine Workplace Wellbeing

Join the team at Shine Workplace Wellbeing

Shine Workplace Wellbeing is looking to appoint a senior consultant / director to help shape the business, be responsible for our employee wellbeing services and help complement our growth plans as we strive to make our clients’ employees healthier and happier.This is...

Mental health awareness training – next workshop, December 10th

Mental health awareness training – next workshop, December 10th

Delivered in an engaging manner, the material covered in this three-hour interactive workshop includes case studies, examples, videos and interactive elements to help underpin learning and stimulate discussion. This workshop is run by a fully qualified Organisational...

Five tips for a healthier lunch while working from home

Five tips for a healthier lunch while working from home

Research has shown that the foods we eat can have a direct effect on how our brain performs physically, emotionally and intellectually. Like a car running efficiently on premium fuel, our mind and body also requires premium fuel in the form of high-quality foods, rich...

What I do to look after my own wellbeing

What I do to look after my own wellbeing

What is wellbeing?Wellbeing refers to feeling comfortable, healthy and satisfied. Although there are core recommendations for how to look after your wellbeing, everyone is different and therefore approaches looking after their wellbeing in their own way. For me,...

Working from home – five tips to boost your wellbeing

Working from home – five tips to boost your wellbeing

Working from home was a novelty at first, but it looks like it’s certainly going nowhere for the time being for many workers based in the UK. Considering this, are you doing your best to boost your wellbeing whilst working from home? Here are five suggestions to...

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...

Services to improve employee mental health and wellbeing

Services to improve employee mental health and wellbeing

During the past couple of months, we've been pleased to work with a number of businesses that are looking into ways to improve employee mental health and wellbeing during this difficult time. The below services are those that have proven the most popular with clients...

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...

SME employee wellbeing – Pure Planet case study

SME employee wellbeing – Pure Planet case study

Many believe that staff wellbeing programmes are exclusive to large companies with resources to invest. However small companies can still reap the benefits, and our series of SME employee wellbeing examples will highlight the smaller firms excelling in this area.One...

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...

Host your own virtual employee wellbeing week

Host your own virtual employee wellbeing week

Following the success of our Employee Wellbeing Virtual Festivals,  we are now offering businesses the chance to develop their own internal employee wellbeing week or festival. Choose any number of sessions from those listed below to create a programme to suit the...

How we can all support the NHS through workplace wellbeing

How we can all support the NHS through workplace wellbeing

During the height of the pandemic and lockdown, I spent a large amount of time in hospitals. It wasn’t Covid-19 related or through choice, but I was having chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with bowel cancer in December.To some extent it was a welcome...

Managing with empathy – join our upcoming workshops

Managing with empathy – join our upcoming workshops

Perhaps more so than ever, it is vital that managers are managing with empathy when dealing with staff. The ability to appreciate the emotions of team members allows managers to become more effective communicators and problem solvers. It allows them to build rapport,...

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...

Why Mental Health First Aid may not be right for your workplace

Why Mental Health First Aid may not be right for your workplace

The past few years have seen a huge increase in mental health conversations in the public sphere, both good and bad. On the one hand, cultivating awareness of the social landscape and how poor mental health or mental illness has impacted this can only be seen as a...

Mental Health in the Workplace – our workshops for managers

Mental Health in the Workplace – our workshops for managers

We are now running regular three-hour 'Mental Health in the Workplace' workshops for managers and those responsible for the welfare of others in any place of work. They have been carefully designed to help attendees feel equipped to deal with mental health...

Our Employee Wellbeing Virtual Festival – April 20-24, 2020

Our Employee Wellbeing Virtual Festival – April 20-24, 2020

Over four days in April, we're staging an Employee Wellbeing Virtual Festival, offering taster sessions of some of our popular workshops and presentations. This will allow attendees to: learn more about the benefits of wellbeing schemes and see which firms are leading...

Sleep survey – looking for UK adults to help

Sleep survey – looking for UK adults to help

Sleep expert and friend of Shine, Dr Lindsay Browning, is looking for UK adults to help with a sleep survey she is currently working on. The survey, in collaboration with the University of Leicester, looks at sleep, social distancing and anxiety during the Covid-19...

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...

Bringing employee wellbeing to Bristol

Bringing employee wellbeing to Bristol

We are delighted that Shine’s expansion outside of London begins with the vibrant city of Bristol, a hub for culture and creativity in the South West with a number of thriving businesses of different sizes in a variety of sectors.Bristol is consistently voted as one...

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...

Spreading wellbeing via our events!

Spreading wellbeing via our events!

In March 2019, we organised an Employee Wellbeing event with John Lewis at their Kingston store. The morning event was open to businesses of all sizes and it was well received by a healthy sized audience, if we do say so ourselves! While we delivered a talk about how...

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...