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July 2, 2020

What is a secret and what is sacred?

Growing up, like so many children, I had to hold at a young age family secrets that were potentially hugely shameful. How many of us have those generational traumas we were born into? Eric Berne said; we are born into an ongoing fami...

August 7, 2018

I am going to make a prediction based on what I've observed shifting in the last few years.

Over a year ago I stated a belief at that one day mental health and wellbeing challenges will be seen as a normal part of our modern lives, that we can manage the...

March 22, 2018

Thank you everyone for your happy work anniversary messages. 

As at every good anniversary it brings a time to reflect on the highs and lows of the year gone by, and to contemplate the coming year. In my first year I had some notable losses, a few people who’ve been clo...

February 20, 2018

Dear friends

If you’ve been following my story either through my blogs or on LinkedIn you’ll know that last year I decided to take a break from a life in corporate HR to concentrate on working, coaching and campaigning around mental health and wellbeing in the workplace...

September 10, 2017

Why are physical injuries in the workplace seen as an organisational responsibility, yet time lost to performance or mental health issues are more often a personal responsibility?

Consider your workplace where working days lost to physical injury are targeted to zero. N...

August 16, 2017

  • Do you tell employees their position in the pay range?

  • Do they understand how the annual pay award is calculated and allocated?

  • Do they know if they are on the high potential list?

  • Do they even know the criteria to be considered high potential?

  • ...

May 26, 2017

I recently had the pleasure of visiting The Ickworth in Suffolk for a few days and took some walks through the landscape and I was struck by the movement of the grass in the fields as the wind blew across them and how mesmerising and powerful the scene was as like a wa...

April 25, 2017

It has been an interesting few years of growth, maturity and awareness in the world of mental health. With the recent interview given by Prince Harry on his struggles since the death of his mother the media has been full of reports of the increase in people, men in par...

March 24, 2017

"I carry nothing into the drift, no memories, no fear, no rank." 

- Marshal Stacker Pentecost, Pacific Rim. Warner Brothers Pictures

These words, delivered with a certain gravitas by Idris Elba in this Hollywood blockbuster of 2013 struck a cord in me then and have stuck...

March 9, 2017

When I found this picture I had questions, and each question raised another one. I had already decided on Inner Child, it was the obvious choice to me, professional and playful, full of questions, complex, a reference to the search many of us are experiencing, wonderin...

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