Who You Gonna Call? – Helpline Support

Helpline Support In A Crisis… In the UK we are lucky to have a number of support organisations that offer helpline support on the phone or online. They’re there for the times when someone needs to know at least one person in the world is hearing them. For the times when they need to rant or cry and know someone is with them for those moments. Helplines have helped to prevent many crisis situations from escalating and Read more…

Three Myths About the MHFA England Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid Courses – Myths Versus Reality? Almost half a million people in the UK have now been trained in Mental Health First Aid and that number is rising daily. Small businesses through to multinational corporations are training up their staff and for good reasons.  Poor mental health has been estimated at costing UK employers £45 billion a year. This also doesn’t take into account the knock on impacts on staff morale and Read more…

What is a Mental Health First Aid Course?

Quick facts about the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course – What to expect The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is a two-day programme that typically runs from 9am-5pm on each day.  The course develops your skills and knowledge to be able to spot the signs if someone is struggling with their mental health and to know what to do to help them.   The MHFA syllabus covers a whole range of topics including Read more…

5 Key Questions to Pick the Right Mental Health First Aid Training Provider

Picking the Best Mental Health First Aid Training Provider for You You now have a wealth of choice when it comes to picking a Mental Health First Aid training provider for your group. They will all have the MHFA England Stamp of approval so does it really matter which one you choose? After all, according to the MHFA England licensing guidelines all Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses should be run in the same way. On Read more…

New Guidance for Employers and Employees on Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace

MHFA England has now launched their new best practice guidance for employers and employees. This document provides superb advice on how to effectively incorporate Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace. Using case studies from Thames Water, Royal Mail, WHSmith and other organisations it gives great examples of what does and doesn’t work. It’s well worth a read and if you’re in a position to start implementing this in your workplace do get in touch. Read more…

10 Tips to Reignite the Spark & Boost the Romance [Slides]

You feel a fluttering in your tummy. You get excited every time a message pops up on your phone. You find yourself laughing and smiling more, and they’re all you can think about. The early days of a relationship are often a whirlwind of passion and romance. And then things settle… For many people, the honeymoon period gradually fades, and that all consuming desire becomes a distant memory as they fall into the routine of Read more…

How Compassionate Are You?! [Downloadable Challenge]

Compassion for Others Ready for Sky Bounders Challenge No.1? “How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.” Morgan Freeman Compassion, kindness, and contribution are absolutely fundamental for the happiness of both ourselves and others. Some people donate a significant percentage of their income, others devote their time to helping charitable causes. This is admirable and very much needed, but kindness actually starts with our every day thoughts and behaviours. Below Read more…

8 Easy Ways to Make Physical Activity Part of your Daily Life (Even if you have Zero Time!)

According to the British Heart Foundation, the average adult in the UK spends 9.5 waking hours a day without moving their bodies at all! If we take an honest look at our lives, most of us spend a significant proportion of our lives either laying down while we sleep, or sitting on our bums while we work, drive, watch TV or socialise. Many people are aware of this, and try to ensure that they squeeze Read more…

20 Super Simple Ways to Have More Adventure in Your Life

Ever feel like life is slightly monotonous, or find yourself craving a little more adventure? Sometimes it’s easy to start wondering if you need to make big changes to your life, or if you’ll need to wait until the kids grow up, the next job, the next holiday etc. In reality though it’s really easy to bring an added spark of excitement to your daily life now. This doesn’t mean rushing out and booking a safari, taking up Read more…