February 11, 2019

Mindfulness is a state of awareness and practice.  It involves attending to the present moment and observing it without judgement.  Contrary to popular belief it is a secular (non religious) practice and is backed by scientific evidence which is why it is gaining much credibility within the workplace.

Mindfulness is not about trying to clear your mind...

July 3, 2018

The workplace has increasingly become a more stressful place with tight deadlines, harsh workloads, demanding pace of work and increased expectations on employees. With one in six employees suffering with a mental ill health such as stress, depression or anxiety, workplace mental health is high on the agenda for many organisations, and with good reason. I...

April 4, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Health Perks, Jobwise and People Matters HR have teamed up for another  popular employment seminar series.  Come along to share best practice and network with like minded businesses. 

Niel Cope from People Matters HR will be looking at some of the questions you can’t (and can) ask employees or interviewees....

March 15, 2017

Employers in the UK are rolling out well being strategies at an unprecedented rate.  Current research has found that 45 per cent of UK companies have a well being strategy in place, compared to less than a third in 2016.  So why the increase?

Well being - an area of strategic importance

Many companies have found having a clearly defined health and well...

January 5, 2017

One of the fastest growing areas of well being for 2017 is sleep management.  Formally a concern associated with night workers, many companies now are highlighting the importance of sleep when it comes to improved engagement, productivity and mental health and it is easy to understand why.

The effects of poor sleep are palpable and can have measurable indi...

November 2, 2016

Stress in the workplace can have a negative impact on every aspect of an organisation, from absenteeism and attrition rates through to interpersonal relationships.

It’s vital to recognise the signs of stress as early as possible to avoid the more serious stress related illnesses which can crush any organisation. The problem is that because of the stigma o...

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