Positive mental health is vital for a flourishing future workforce

TEDx star Hunt to emphasise resilience

Charles Hunt had problems in his childhood, but it taught him a lot about resilience.

Mr Hunt, who is due to speak this morning at an Adverse Childhood Experiences conference at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, said that people needed to help one another to deal with their personal traumas…


These forms of exercise are best for your mental health

This year’s World Mental Health Day has a focus on young people, since the World Health Organization estimates half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, with most cases going undetected and untreated.

It’s impossible to read the news without hearing how great exercise is for your health.

Physical activity can help control your weight, reduce your risk of diseases, including diabetes, and strengthen your bones and muscles.

If you need yet another reason to get off the sofa, new research demonstrates how it can also improve your mental health, reducing stress, depression and emotional difficulties.

But not all exercise is equal….


Positive mental health is vital for a flourishing future workforce

Mental ill health is responsible for up to 91 million working days lost every year, costs employers £34.9bn annually, and can affect anyone. And for the young workforce, such as graduates, school leavers and apprentices, the transition from study into the workplace can be a particular time of change and stress.

For many, taking a first job in the City, can mean moving away from home and their support network of family and friends.

Research from the City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA) recently revealed that 69 per cent of graduates and students planning a career in financial, legal and professional services would not describe themselves as completely mentally healthy and 62 per cent were concerned about the impact a new role would have on their mental health…


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