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Boosting Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

Reading is good for mindfulness, feeling calm and general wellbeing. So, at Laughology HQ, we have selected our top mental health and wellbeing reading material for you to look through. There’s top tips, activities and advice in every post.

Each article takes no more than five minutes to read, so grab a cuppa, hide in a cupboard or take us to the loo (turn your phone cameras off first please, just in case) and enjoy the experience.

Top Tips for Virtual Workplace Social Interactions

Research tells us that the smallest social interactions (chats with the barista, laughs at the watercooler, greetings exchanged with colleagues) all boost ‘feel good’ hormones.

Greetings exchanged with even vague acquaintances can have a surprisingly big impact on positive neurotransmitters. But how can we keep social interactions in place when we’ve all gone a bit virtual?

Managing Mental Health as We Return to Work

Organisations are faced with a new challenge; how to ensure the wellbeing and psychological safety of people going through huge changes, uncertainty, disruption and threat.

During the regular open Zoom sessions we’ve been running throughout lockdown, we’ve repeatedly heard feedback from attendees voicing their concerns and anxiety about the future and the challenges they are facing.

In this post, we share some strategies to help you support those returning to work in order to help them feel psychologically safe.

How Important is Workplace Happiness?

The advantages of putting happiness at the heart of an organisation are obvious, as are the disadvantages of ignoring it. JD Sports, Amazon and Sports Direct have discovered this at their cost.

Sadly, and frustratingly, in many businesses happiness remains a dirty word. Rather than understand it as a tool for productivity, workplace happiness is often erroneously viewed as a frivolity.

So what can you do to ensure happiness spreads through your workplace?

 

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