Receive free confidential mental health support with Self Help

Feeling alone, depressed and shorn of hope can be debilitating and destabilising. Accessing appropriate mental health support can be challenging.  The purpose of this post is to signpost readers to support that Self Help, @WeAreSelfHelp on Twitter, can provide for people suffering from mild to moderate depression through face-to-face talking therapy to the safe places… Continue reading Receive free confidential mental health support with Self Help

Rat pack charity fundraiser set to be a hit

An award winning Manchester charity, Moodswings, has been helping people recover from life’s ups and downs since 1999.  Mind states that 1 in 4 people will have a mental health problem each year.  Accessing tangible help can be difficult.   Moodswings is situated in a converted pub at 36 New Mount Street, M4 4DE.  I had the privilege to… Continue reading Rat pack charity fundraiser set to be a hit

It’s not just what you do that counts…

Self-help and motivational literature often rightly accentuates the positives; the things people do well and which have led them to succeed in one field or another in the past. It is my supposition that, in many instances, we are as often defined by what we do not do, as what we actually do. This can… Continue reading It’s not just what you do that counts…

Soft Skills Matter Most

“Social interpersonal skills key. Having socially skilled line managers is key.” Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE made an inspiring appeal for organizations to take more care of their employees’ wellbeing work in an entertaining and insightful opening address at this year’s CIPD Conference in Manchester on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015.  The talk was entitled ‘Mental… Continue reading Soft Skills Matter Most

Bridge building in Manchester with myHRcareers

“What Manchester says today, the rest of England says tomorrow” was a popular proverb that had its roots in nineteenth century Britain. It was appropriate then, in the world’s first industrial city, that MyHRcareers should hold its first networking event at MediaCity on the transformed docks in Salford on Wednesday, October 7th. Charlotte Hallaways from… Continue reading Bridge building in Manchester with myHRcareers