How to start a conversation about stress with an employee

If an employee seems down or on edge, deadlines aren’t quite being met, or there are a few more sick days than you’d expect, then this could be a sign of a stress related mental health problem. But sometimes, even if you recognise that there’s a problem, it can be difficult to start a conversation. Check out our acronym, ALTRUIST below for some top tips on starting a conversation.

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10 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

You work hard at the office and you deserve to feel stress free! Here are ten easy tips you can use to stay calm and collected at work.

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Meet the MD - Katie Buckingham of Altruist (As seen in BQ Live)

Katie has been an advocate of mental health advice and awareness since the tender age of 17. An alumni of Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, Katie founded Altruist in 2013 to raise awareness of mental health issues in the workplace. She talks to BQ about her working life.

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Guest Blog - Happiness

Great guest blog on happiness written by Samaritans volunteer Guy Marshall

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Pitch to Rich - Please Vote!

We have applied for Sir Richard Branson's #PitchtoRich competition for the opportunity to pitch to Sir Richard himself and win some amazing prizes!

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Upcoming Course: Mental Health First Aid

Our next open 2 day Mental Health First Aid Course will be taking place on the 5th and 6th May in Solihull. To register your interest, please email katie@altruistuk.com, stating your name, role and organisation.

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Mental Health Doesn't Affect Our Company, Does It?

To many people, the terms ‘Mental Health’ and ‘Mental health problem’ mean the same thing. The truth is; we all have mental health (just as we all have physical health) and 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year.

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How Stress Affects an Employee. The Story of Peter

The following story is fictional, however it has been based on a series of true stories within various businesses. It is just an example of how stress can affect a normally healthy, productive and valued employee.

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Women in Business

On Wednesday 28th January 2015, facilitated by the Department for Work and Pensions, John Callaghan, Principal of Solihull College led a session of appreciation and admiration towards women, particularly those in the work place. Minister of State for Employment and previous business woman, Esther McVey, also attended the event to raise awareness and encourage employers and educators to help women reach their potential in the run up to International Women’s Day.

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Writing a Workplace Mental Well-being Strategy?

Currently writing or thinking of writing a workplace mental well-being strategy? We can help. Download our complimentary ‘Guide to producing an Effective Workplace Mental Well-being Strategy’ here.

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