Lift The Weight – The RPA

As part of the work I am doing to campaign for better mental health in the work place, I am always on the look-out for companies and organisations that are truly making a difference. The first organisation I would like to highlight is The Rugby Players Association (The RPA). I was fortunate to be ableContinue reading “Lift The Weight – The RPA”

Time Pressures and Amended Goals.

One of my biggest anxiety triggers is time pressure.  Most people will be able to relate in some way to this because modern life is run at a fast pace, and we don’t seem to be able to take a break. For me most of the time pressure came at work, I was snowed underContinue reading “Time Pressures and Amended Goals.”

Fear and the Giant Green Rabbit.

FEAR: An unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm. A feeling of anxiety concerning the outcome of something or the safety of someone. The likelihood of something unwelcome happening. A mixed feeling of dread and reverence. Be afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or harmful. AvoidContinue reading “Fear and the Giant Green Rabbit.”

Sick Days are there for the Taking – The Problem of Presenteeism.

We’ve all been there at one time or another, struggling into work when we basically feel like s**t.  We sit at our desk taking whatever medication we can, whilst feeling miserable and wishing we were at home in bed. If you look at your contract of employment, you may find a section which refers toContinue reading “Sick Days are there for the Taking – The Problem of Presenteeism.”