Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog. If you’re an employer, manager, employee or just someone who’s interested in improving their ability to cope with pressure and stress and/or support others in doing so, then this is the blog for you!
I’m Simon, and I’m an Occupational Mental Health Advisor. Sounds a bit flash, but quite simply, my job is to help employers support/manage their employees to cope better with life’s pressure and stresses. Why? …..Well, I’m sure you’ve seen the stats for sickness absence, and increasingly “presenteeism”. I won’t bore you with the details of the business argument. You may well have sat through a few power point presentations that did this already. Put simply; happier, less stressed employees do a better job for you, and are less likely to bugger off (taking the skills and knowledge that you’ve invested in) and work for one of your competitors. You’re happier, they’re happier….everyone’s a winner!
Through this blog I will be sharing my experiences, knowledge, opinions and pointing you toward excellent resources and examples of good practice. I’m also hoping that this blog site will provide a forum for you people to share your own experiences with each other.
I’ll also be blogging on about how we can look after ourselves and what’s going on out there in the world of stress management.
As a starting point, ponder this;
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so” Hamlet: Act 2, Scene 2
If you follow this blog, that will make a lot of sense further down the line.