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Happiness At Work: The Science, Evidence And Practical Tools


November 2017

Here, Christopher Lorenz, Co-Founder and Head of Science at Soma Analytics, speaks with Vanessa King, author, psychologist and workplace lead at social movement Action for Happiness (AfH). AfH is the leading UK-based not-for-profit and focuses on proactively building skills for psychological wellbeing and resilience.   Vanessa will share evidence that shows why happiness matters for […]


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FTSE 100 study reveals link between corporate reporting of mental health and earnings performance. Best companies enjoy up to three times more profit.


October 2017

By Johann Huber, Co-founder and CEO       Analysis of FTSE 100 annual reports suggests link between mental health and earnings Companies which address employee mental health and wellbeing in their annual reports enjoyed up to three times more profit Two out of three companies fail to make any mention of mental health in […]


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Top Wellbeing Reads to Boost Productivity, Positivity and Mindfulness at Work


September 2017

Next month, on the 10th October, we will be celebrating the World Mental Health Day with the “mental health in the workplace” theme this year. Poor mental health is one of the biggest issues today, causing over 70 million working days lost each year1. This matter has not only a huge impact on employees, but […]


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Boost Employee Mental Wellbeing With CSR


September 2017

  Employee mental wellbeing is a growing area of focus for HR and CSR leadership alike. The two intersect through the evidence-based Five Ways to Wellbeing framework1. This framework includes giving back as a key activity area for improving mental wellbeing.   Here, Christopher Lorenz, Co-Founder and Head of Science at Soma Analytics, speaks with […]


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Mindfulness At Work: On-the-spot Tools And Techniques


July 2017

  Mindfulness at work is a popular and trending topic right now. Many employees have turned to mindfulness to reduce and deal with the stresses they face at work, and improve performance and productivity. Fortune 500 corporations such as Google, Ford, Intel, and General Mills have started mindfulness-based training programmes for their employees. And corporate […]


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Creating Leadership That Outperforms: Lessons From Elite Sports Psychology


May 2017

Nobody had predicted that a complete underdog, with a limited budget and no star players, would go on to win the Premier League title. Can organisations learn from the performance psychology of shock Premiership League champions Leicester City?   Here, Christopher Lorenz, Co-Founder and Head of Science at Soma Analytics, speaks with Dr Tim Rogers, […]


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Mental Health Awareness Week: Thriving or Surviving?


May 2017

The 8-14th of May is Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW). A topic that is important all year round, yet, a designated week gives a fantastic opportunity to open up a dialogue about mental health, its consequences, and how we can get from ‘good’ to ‘better’. We rarely talk about good mental health. The immediate association […]


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Karl Simons on the Impact that People Investment is having at Thames Water


April 2017

Karl Simons is Head of Health, Safety, Security & Wellbeing at Thames Water. Thames Water are responsible for 15 million customers and manage 500 water and wastewater sites across the UK. Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. Why did you decide to get into Health and wellbeing? A: I’ve spent the last 27 years […]


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Let’s Talk About Depression And Mental Health In The Workplace


April 2017

Today, the 7th April, is World Health Day, the anniversary of the founding of WHO1, the World Health Organisation. This year WHO is focusing on increasing awareness of mental health, the subject of their campaign is “Depression: Let’s Talk”.   Building a Healthier Future Mental health, and in particular depression, is firmly on WHO’s agenda […]


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How to Improve Your Relationships and Beat Stress at Work


February 2017

We are in the month of love! And as such, we are reminded that we need to make overt gestures to the ones we love, desperately hoping this will cover us for the rest of the year…. However, there is no need for hearts, balloons and ponies. Studies conducted by the influential therapist, John Gottman, […]