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Month: November 2014

Self-Care Week: food and mood – are they connected?

Posted on 21 November 2014 by Tina Abbott

Elaine Sketchley, Staff Counsellor, explores. Our diet is a crucial component to consider when it comes to taking care of ourselves. Often when we are depressed and under stress, our […]

Alcohol Awareness Week: raise the bar

Posted on 21 November 2014 by Tina Abbott

Has Alcohol Awareness Week made you think about your drinking? Why not do something about it and challenge your colleagues or another team to take on the two alcohol-free days […]

Self Care Week: addressing overwork through the recording of working hours

Posted on 20 November 2014 by Keith Lynch

Victoria Wass and Peter Turnbull, Cardiff University Business School. How many hours did you work last week? Do you normally work above contract? Do your hours of work match your […]

Alcohol Awareness Week: alcohol and wellbeing?

Posted on 20 November 2014 by Tina Abbott

Many people believe that alcohol helps them to feel good. Unfortunately, the realities of a hangover, difficulties at home (including in the bedroom) or at work, or a conviction for […]

Anti-Bullying Week: guest blog by Karen Cooke, Chair of Enfys, the LGBT Staff Network

Posted on 19 November 2014 by Tina Abbott

Each and every one of us - individuals and organisations - have a responsibility to ensure that we live, work and study in an environment where bullying and harassment is completely […]

Self-Care Awareness Week: developing Resilience

Posted on 19 November 2014 by Tina Abbott

By Hilary Green, Sessional Staff Counsellor I recently did some research on resilience for our staff counselling workshop, ‘Building Your Resilience’, and want to share something that I found particularly […]

Alcohol Awareness Week: what do you think about this?

Posted on 19 November 2014 by Tina Abbott

Around 200,000 people come to work with a hangover every day and around 17 million working days are lost to alcohol-related sickness every year. Alcohol can have a seriously negative […]

Self-Care Awareness Week – Introduction to Mindfulness by Elaine Sketchley, Staff Counsellor

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Tina Abbott

Introduction to Mindfulness Mindfulness is an excellent tool that enables us to become aware of our self-care needs. As we engage in mindfulness, we become used to tuning into our […]

Alcohol Awareness Week: sobering thoughts

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Tina Abbott

People who work are more likely to drink alcohol than unemployed people. Did you expect that? It is a common perception that young people are responsible for the increasing cost […]

Self Care Week: depression – an interview with staff member Mike Shevyn

Posted on 17 November 2014 by Keith Lynch

As this year's Self Care Week is focusing on being healthy and fit, today we're talking with Mike Shevyn, a member of staff, about his personal experiences with depression, exercise […]