So what is mindfulness all about?

By |August 7th, 2017|

As a Psychology and Philosophy student, I only knew the text book definition of mindfulness; “it’s a therapy designed to lessen the effects of stress and anxiety”. Although I knew why mindfulness was used as a therapy, the science behind mindfulness and the research into its effectiveness, I was unsure of the exact techniques and how it is applied and used within everyday life. So when the opportunity therefore arose to attend an ‘Introduction into Mindfulness’ workshop led by Gemma Sandwell of The Happiness Branch at Rowan House Health and Wellbeing Centre, I was intrigued to know more to gain a better understanding if its clinical and day to day application.


Why your Workplace Wellbeing Matters

By |June 12th, 2017|

Whether you are an employer or employee, wellbeing in the workplace involves you.

A survey of more than 32,500 workers across all UK Industries, revealed that high levels of stress and lack of physical activity are causing industries to lose up to 27 days of productive time per employee each year. (Britain’s Healthiest Workplace 2015).  […]

Why Employees need a Healthy Workforce Strategy in Place

By |May 25th, 2017|

This article discusses why all employees should consider a Healthy Workforce strategy.

In 2015/2016, the Health and Safety at Work Executive reported that there were 539,000 Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSD’s), and these are only the ones that have been reported. This accounts for 41% of all work related illnesses.  […]

Wellbeing in the Workplace

By |May 25th, 2017|

Wellbeing in the workplace is here to stay! It’s the responsibility of the employer and our right as an employee. […]

How to look after each other in the Workplace

By |May 22nd, 2017|

In my view it is so important to look after yourself and those around you both at home and in the workplace. Showing some care and empathy can create a much better atmosphere between colleagues and also help the workforce feel appreciated, and may increase productivity, and perhaps keep absenteeism to a minimum.

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Mental Health Awareness Week Newsletter – May 2017

By |May 9th, 2017|

This years Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on why so few of us thrive in good mental health on a daily basis.


Are you Thriving or Surviving?

By |May 7th, 2017|

Mental Health Awareness Week this year focuses on not simply how many people live with metal health problems, but asks why so few of us thrive in good mental health on a daily basis. With an increasing number of us struggling to cope with everyday demands and living by just getting through the day; the aim of this awareness week  is to establish the difference between surviving and thriving, what the government can do in relation to mental health issues, and what steps we can take to thrive rather than just survive. […]

How your body changes in Pregnancy

By |April 11th, 2017|

What happens to a woman’s body during pregnancy and the postnatal period and why it is important to stay fit and active?

During pregnancy many phenomenal changes occur to the body which causes alterations to the loading and requirements of the musculoskeletal system. These requirements that have developed over nine months are then dramatically changed again quite suddenly with delivery of the baby. It is truly a unique time for the body, when else in our lives does the body alter this much? […]

Physiotherapy self-management advice for Lower Back Pain

By |April 6th, 2017|

In the recent NICE guidelines on low back pain, there was a strong emphasis on teaching the person how to look after themselves and their backs in order to encourage the body to heal and prevent recurrence.


Osteopathy for back pain

By |April 4th, 2017|

Osteopathy is an established manual therapy that focuses on the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal and other related disorders. Techniques include soft tissue massage, joint articulation (stretching and mobilising joints to improve quality and range of movement) and spinal manipulation (explained further down page).