This week represents Self-Care Week, as outlined by the Self Care Forum charity. Self-care is defined as proactively looking after ones own health and wellbeing, by using the information available to them to make informed decisions and choices. The key word here is being proactive. Modern life can feel incredibly stressful and busy. We often have to contend with work, family/children, life admin, societal pressures and expectations. These pressures can be amplified for those who already experience challenges with… Read More »Top Tips for Self-Care
Wow, it seems like October is full of awareness campaigns – we have World Mental Health Day, Black History Month, Dyslexia Awareness Week, plus others (these can all be found on our free wellbeing calendar). It’s fantastic that there is so much awareness around these key areas! October also represents National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. We think this is a very important topic to address, especially in relation to workplace wellbeing. Many… Read More »How to Unwind Without Alcohol
The importance of proper nutrition in the workplace cannot be overstated. Studies show that workplace productivity and illness-related absenteeism are heavily affected by the lack of a healthy diet. More specifically, excessive weight gain caused by poor food choices has been linked to employees taking more sick days. As such, encouraging healthier relationships with eating in the workplace is vital. Considering that the majority of adults in the UK spend… Read More »Encouraging Healthier Relationships with Eating and Nutrition in the Workplace: Tips for Employers
The Importance of Mental Health Awareness Week for UK Businesses Since the pandemic, employers are increasingly aware of the impact of mental health in the workplace. Mental Health Awareness Week serves as an opportunity for UK businesses to prioritise the mental wellbeing of their staff. Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event that takes place this year in the UK from 15th-19th May. It is a week-long campaign, designed… Read More »Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental health challenges are a growing worldwide concern, especially in the wake of the pandemic which not only caused more mental health problems but also raised awareness of them. This is especially true in the workplace where both short and long-term absences are often a result of mental ill health. Rates of detection have improved, along with effective support – however the same cannot be said of training management and… Read More »Mental Health Training For Managers and HR Teams
The Caveman Mind The human mind has evolved to think in such a way that it naturally creates psychological suffering. Wait, what? Seriously! Our modern minds think and act the same way as if they were the minds of our ancestors many thousands of years ago. Hundreds of thousands of years ago, life was dangerous for our fellow humans and our minds have adapted to constantly look out for threats and anything that may… Read More »Why do we act the way we do?
“If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 hours sharpening my axe.” – Abraham Lincoln Buck the Trend January is supposed to be the most depressing month of the year. We at PMAC think this is a depressing statistic and you should look at setting goals in 2022! Any time is what you make of it. Forge your own path and have the best January… Read More »Setting Goals in 2022
Empathy represents the ability to understand someone else’s thoughts and feelings. In other words: compassion. Listening to your coworkers and taking their concerns into consideration. Creating empathy in the workplace is important to ensure productivity and staff wellbeing. The importance of empathy in business is rooted in data. According to Businessolver’s 2017 Workplace Empathy Monitorreport, empathy has a direct impact on employee productivity, loyalty, and engagement. 77% of workers would be willing… Read More »Creating Empathy in the Workplace
Humans are social creatures, and interaction with others is an essential part of life. From talking to family and friends, to working in a team at the office, human interaction is vital for humans to thrive. In today’s digital world, it can be tempting to rely more on technology and digital communication, but there are many benefits to human interaction that cannot be replicated. Humans are hardwired to interact with… Read More »The Importance of Human Interaction
Why is sleep important? If you’re like me, you love your sleep. There is no better feeling than climbing into a comfortable bed after a tiring day. What we don’t realise is that the importance of sleep quality can have a huge impact on your mental health. Living with a mental health problem can affect your sleep, and poor sleep can affect your mental health. Contact us if you need help… Read More »The Importance of Sleep!