Health & Wellbeing

Quiet Please! How to Survive in an Open Office

By - March 25, 2020

Helen Monument details the steps you can take to make your open office as productive and pleasant as possible There was a time that office space was allocated according to role. The higher up the chain you were, the bigger, more luxurious and private the space you worked in. Times have changed and the trend... Read more »
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Make Time for Yourself

By - March 25, 2020

Abigail Barnes challenges us to make time for ourselves with just eight minutes each day
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How to Handle a Demanding Workplace

By - January 25, 2020

Kemetia Foley outlines the steps that you can take to successfully handle a demanding workplace There are many stories shared by peers about demanding workloads and the impact on their health, their families, and their lives. Many have resigned themselves to being chronically tired or sick. There are also the tales of warning such as... Read more »
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The Science of Sleep

By - January 25, 2020

By understanding the science of sleep, you can set yourself up to get a good night’s sleep explains Jason Liem
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Seven Options for Rewarding Staff

By - January 25, 2020

Rewarding staff can support their mental wellbeing explains Craig Bulow
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An Attitude of Gratitude will Transform Your Life

By - November 25, 2019

You can choose every day to view your world through an attitude of gratitude explains Lauren Parsons
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Drop That Load!

By - November 25, 2019

Holding on to past wrongs weighs you down; it’s time to drop that load says Helen Monument
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The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

By - November 25, 2019

Carole Spiers explains how creating the right environment for a good night’s sleep can help you perform better at work I know what you’re thinking – this goes against everything you’ve believed. Surely to snag that promotion you’ve had your eye on or to win favour with your boss for great work, you should be... Read more »
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Tips for Assistants for Managing Stress

By - September 25, 2019

Heather Baker lists her top ten tips for managing stress at work
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Work in Sync to Lift Staff Wellbeing and Performance

By - September 25, 2019

Create greater opportunities to connect and strengthen relationships by working in sync explains Lauren Parsons   Picture yourself returning home after a productive day at work, having completed all of your most pressing tasks, having great energy throughout the day and feeling connected and engaged as part of your wider team. Imagine getting home early... Read more »
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Badly Set Up Workstations Contribute to Ill Health

By - September 25, 2019

Alex Wilkins explains how badly set up workstations harm workers and employers alike Evidence is mounting that office work can take a toll on the body and cause more ill-health than you might suspect. In particular, badly designed working areas containing display screen equipment (DSE) can cost office workers, and their employers, dearly. And that... Read more »
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Resilience Beats Stress and Uncertainty

By - September 25, 2019

We all have the ability to improve and build positive mental habits to increase resilience explains Carole Spiers
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The Benefits of Taking a Hiatus

By - July 25, 2019

Taking time to catch your breath and reassess is essential explains Ayanna Castro hi·a·tus /hīˈādəs/ -,noun a pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process. synonyms: pause, break, interval, interruption, suspension, intermission, interlude, gap, lacuna, lull, rest, respite, breathing space, time out; In the northern hemisphere, the summer months are upon us and many... Read more »
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Happy Best Friends Day!

By - July 25, 2019

Prioritize spending time with good friends to improve your health and increase your happiness explains Carole Spiers ‘You’ve got trouble, I’ve got ‘em too…. We stick together and we see it through’. Just some of the wise words from songwriter Randy Newman. On the 8th June, we celebrated Best Friends Day. We are all aware... Read more »
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The Italian Assistants’ Choir

By - July 25, 2019

Singing in a choir is an excellent way to develop and strengthen our soft skills say Eliana Torretta and Vania Alessi At the 9th Secretary Day annual meeting, Daniela Fasano presented a talk showcasing the benefits of being part of a choir.  The video used to accompany the talk featured Helen Rees and the Executive... Read more »
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Workplace Wellbeing is Worth It

By - July 25, 2019

Around the world, the evidence shows that prioritising the wellbeing of staff positively impacts the bottom line explains Lauren Parsons What sort of environment do you and your leadership team want to create in your workplace? Organisations that want to survive and thrive in the modern world need to prioritise the wellbeing of their most... Read more »