The Wrong Way And The Right Way To Do Hybrid Work

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With the panic of the pandemic fading, employers and employees are trying to settle on a new way of working. All signs point to some type of hybrid arrangement which permits flexible working, greater work life balance, and a better employee experience. However, hybrid work is not without risk. In many cases, company culture will be irrevocably changed. Productivity is … Read More

How to create a Psychological Health and Safety strategy (you’re proud of!)

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John Holt and Nick Watts, our resident Psychological Health & Safety Management experts discuss the fundamentals of building and implementing an effective Psychological Health and Safety Management system. If you’d like their guidance click here to schedule a free discovery call. John: So Nick, I appreciate that we have a new standard and code of practice, but is this actually … Read More

How to Pull Yourself Out of a Post-Pandemic Rut

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2022 is barely three-months old and now Australia is flooding, Russia has invaded Ukraine, and we have no idea what else is coming our way. It might feel like another installment of 2020 all over again; uncertainty, ‘what ifs?’, and hours spent doom-scrolling.  So, how do we break the cycle and start really living again? Accept we are grieving When … Read More

What Everybody Ought to Know About Psychological Health & Safety

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An Expert Starting Point: Psychological Health and Safety – Part 1 It’s been a long time coming, but thanks to a slew of new international standards and updated government regulations, Psychological Health and Safety is now rapidly becoming the area of focus for improving workplace mental health and wellbeing. As a society, it seems we’re finally starting to recognise that … Read More

A First Principles Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing Pt.3 Gut Health meets Brain Health

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In part 1 and part 2 of this 3-part series we discussed the importance of the right fats and oils, and carbohydrates and protein, for brain health. Now we dive into how gut health impacts brain health. Without optimal digestion, and then absorption of ALL these nutrients, we can’t make the best use of them. Although we are all aware … Read More

A First Principles Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing. Pt.2 Carbs + Protein

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How Carbohydrates and Protein Feed Your Brain In part 1 of this 3-part series the importance of consuming omega 3 and 6 fats for optimal brain structure and function was introduced.  The brain’s potential to be a beautifully orchestrated and optimally functioning network can also be influenced by the next two foundation foods: carbohydrates and protein.   Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are the … Read More

A First Principles Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing. Pt. 1 Nutrition meets Neuroscience

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Over 25 years ago I took a step away from the conventional psychological approach to mental health and wellbeing. When I discovered that nutrition impacts the structure, and therefore the function of our sensitive and sophisticated brain, I decided to walk the road-less-travelled, the road of nutritional neuroscience. Instead of approaching mental wellbeing with a theoretical framework within which to … Read More

Losing Touch: How Lack of Community Primes us for Conspiracies, Conflict and the Coffin

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Take Two Friends and Call Me in the Morning.  There’s a little town in England that’s done a remarkable thing. In a reasonably short amount of time, the township of Frome has been able to reduce emergency hospital admissions by 15%. Meanwhile, hospital admissions in neighbouring towns rose by 30%. What is Frome’s secret life-saving technology?  The local medical practice … Read More

Using Nudge Theory To Improve Health

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Generally speaking, a nudge is a light touch or push used to attract attention or point someone in the right direction. Nudge theory is a way of “offering small clues that support decision-making”. Nudging tries to improve people’s decisions by changing the ways options are presented to them, rather than changing the options themselves or rewarding or punishing people, also known … Read More