Staying connected with the LGBT+ community during lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic, and the resulting enforced government lockdown, has had a detrimental impact on many people. Individuals across the country have lost their jobs and businesses, been furloughed, separated from friends and family and distanced from the support and help they may need. Social services and other key organisations providing valuable support are under […]

How can the LGBT+ community maintain a good level of mental wellbeing during lockdown?

LGBT+ expert and Associate Coach Christopher Hulme discusses the importance of maintaining good mental health during lockdown. The Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) recently published a policy paper detailing the impact of COVID-19 and calling on all governments to limit the repercussions of the pandemic within the LGBT+ community. It states: “Although the virus may seem […]

Why we’re celebrating Pride virtually

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Pride parades, events and other activities have unfortunately had to be cancelled. Many members of the LGBT+ community are saddened and disappointed by these cancellations. Pride is not just an excuse for a great party (though it is a wonderful celebration of everything the community has achieved). It is […]

Top 10 tips to improve empathy in the workplace

9th June marks Empathy Day. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, empathy is: “the ability to share someone else’s feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person’s situation.” Put simply, it’s a way to understand and feel another person’s emotions. Empathy in the workplace is particularly important. It helps […]

The importance of Pride

Pride is well-known across the world as a significant movement showcasing support for the LGBT+ community. It promotes the removal of stereotypes, instead providing an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for all. This is particularly important for marginalised and less-visible groups, who may not have otherwise felt able to reach out and connect. Party or protest? […]

The best drinks to stay hydrated

Britain is experiencing the sunniest spring since records began. With summer fast approaching, many of us are hoping for even hotter weather. As we set out for long walks and enjoy sunny afternoons in our gardens, it’s important to remember to stay hydrated. Alcohol and caffeine are considered diuretics, meaning these types of drinks cause […]

Improving resilience and the power of empathy

Life is a series of ‘ups’ and ‘downs’, and this is something we have no control over. What we can change, however, is how we respond to the negative situations, or ‘downs’, and perhaps even more importantly how we bounce back. In this article, our Director of Wellbeing Sue Jones talks about how improving empathy […]

Home exercises to minimise back pain

Many workers across the UK are working remotely. Some are furloughed, or have been made redundant. Whatever your circumstance, we are all spending more time at home. This means slouching on the couch watching TV, huddled over a laptop, sitting up in bed working from your phone. With less opportunity and incentive to get out […]

What to expect from your health check

The We Are Wellbeing team visit businesses across the country to deliver employee health checks. This helps to give your people an indication of their state of physical health, encouraging them to live active and healthy lives. What is a health check? A health check is a great way for an individual to become more […]

How to help people with dementia

Dementia Action Week has been delayed from May to later in the year due to the coronavirus pandemic. These are challenging times for everyone, but particularly for those living with dementia or their families. You may work with individuals who have dementia, or your colleagues or customers may have a family member living with dementia. […]