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EAP Assist – Wellbeing member benefit

EAP Assist are our wellbeing supporter and counselling support service, providing helpful advice on how to relieve stress and live a more balanced life. Each week they suggest ways in which you can enhance your life with easy-to-follow messaging on useful topics.
These life tips are now available to members only, you can find them here, updated monthly:

Ten Mindfulness Exercises – Sep 30, 2021 | 

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to add a little mindfulness meditation to your day without formal practice, then these mindfulness exercises are for you. These mindfulness exercises can mostly be slotted in while you go about your everyday business,…read more

Crushing that Inner Critic – Sep 29, 2021 | 

Your inner critic is that little voice inside of you that loves to point out all the places you mess up. It alerts you of what bad things could happen, as if they are inevitable. And it is our inner critic that is contributing to the…read more

How to be Grateful – Sep 28, 2021 | 

Gratitude is certainly an emotion that’s worth cultivating and it is something that can be cultivated. Studies have repeatedly shown that we can train things sometimes thought of as hard-wired or pre-set, like our gratitude, optimism and enthusiasm. One…read more

Aim for a Better Work-life Balance – Sep 24, 2021 | 

Sometimes the demands of working can leave little time or energy for other parts of your life, like social time, leisure activities or learning, health and fitness. Sometimes you can make those sacrifices for a short period of time, but consistently sacrificing those…read more

Tips for Managing Work Stress – Sep 23, 2021 | 

Below are a number of practical tips for managing stress in your workplace:Define your regular hours of work: Try and stick to these as much as possible, as working too many hours can increase stress, fatigue and burnout. Make sure you schedule in annual leave on…read more

Change that Habit – Sep 22, 2021 | 

We all have those habits we wish we didn’t, but just can’t seem to break. You might think you spend too much time on social media or playing games, or that your time streaming videos might be better spent reading that classic novel you’ve always wanted to try.Though…read more

Reduce you Anxiety Now – Sep 21, 2021 | 

If you need to calm down immediately, you can do so by following a few simple exercises. Some of these strategies may feel difficult the first few times you try them, but with some practice, they can offer a quick path to relief from your feelings of anxiety. How to…read more

Feeling Overwhelmed – Try a To-Do List – Sep 20, 2021 |

Do you often feel overwhelmed by the amount of work you have to do? Some of these are feelings maybe as a result of not keeping a proper “To-Do List.” These are prioritized lists of all the tasks that you need to carry out. They list everything that you have to do,…read more

How to Grow in Confidence – Sep 17, 2021 | 

Below are a few ways how to boost your self-esteem and become more confident.Identify (and heal) the root causeLow self-esteem has deep roots, which require a commitment to becoming self-aware. Addressing it requires getting real with yourself to learn what’s making…read more

Well-Being & Happiness the PERMA Way – Sep 16, 2021 | 

“PERMA” stands for the five essential elements that should be in place for us to experience lasting well-being. These are:1. Positive Emotion (P)For us to experience well-being, we need positive emotion in our lives. Any positive emotion such as peace, gratitude,…read more

Boost your Mood – Sep 15, 2021 | 

In the chaos of the daily grind, you may be wondering where to find time to even think about your own wellbeing. You may be surprised at the number of things you can do that require minimal effort or time to contribute to your wellbeing, simply by taking advantage of…read more

Add Mindfulness to your Work Routine – Sep 14, 2021 | 

Mindfulness is about being present in the here and now, without judgement of ‘good’ or ‘bad’ or stressing about the future or past. Mindfulness is a practice, which means sometimes you may find it easier to do than others. By doing small mindful activities regularly,…read more

Building Resilience & Self-care – Sep 13, 2021 | 

Taking care of your self is a proactive way to contribute to your positive mental health and can lead to better resilience when dealing with the stress. Self-care refers to activities undertaken with the intention of reducing stress, enhancing energy and ensuring…read more

Time Management Skills – Sep 10, 2021 | 

Time management is the process of planning activities to increase productivity. Resent research looked at 158 separate studies including over 50,000 people around the world to find out whether time management works. Here are the basic time management strategies skills…read more

WHO launches free Yoga App – Sep 9, 2021 | 

WHO has launched mYoga – a yoga app to help people stay active and healthy. The app is safe and secure and does not collect any data from users. The app contains a collection of videos and audio files to teach and accompany yoga practice and is an easy-to-use and free…read more

Why r u Tired – Sep 8, 2021 | 

Feeling tired on a regular basis is extremely common. In fact, about one-third of us report regularly feeling sleepy or fatigued. Fatigue is a common symptom of several conditions and serious diseases, but in most cases it is caused by simple lifestyle factors….read more

Turning Negative Thoughts into Positive Thoughts – Sep 7, 2021 | 

Negative thoughts may fester and stop you going for promotions, friendships, relationships, adventures and opportunities. They can stunt personal growth, cause us to make bad decisions, and drive us to become the worst versions of ourselves. They can warp our…read more

How to Start your Workday – Sep 5, 2021 | 

Sometimes we get up on the wrong side of the bed and dread the entire workday ahead. Studies show that “start-of-workday” moods stay with you all day long and affect job performance and productivity. The more we focus on dread, the more it grows. Neuroscientists say…read more

Dealing with Grief & Loss – Sep 3, 2021 | 

Below are some tips to help yourself as well as others to deal with grief and loss: Remember to ask for help if you need it; don’t be afraid to speak up and admit that you are struggling to cope with your loss. Be honest with family and friends about how you are…read more

Tips to Improve your Sleep – Sep 2, 2021 | 

Below are 13 tips to help improve your sleep: Use your bed only for sleep, and not for other activities such as worrying. Make sure your bedroom is quiet and dark during your sleeping hours. Make sure your bedroom is a comfortable temperature – not too…read more

Tips on Managing Stress – Sep 1, 2021 | 

Below are 10 tips to help manage your everyday stress: Recognise signs of stress Signs of stress vary from person to person but recognising your own personal signs can help you take positive steps. Signs of stress might include tensing your jaw, grinding your teeth,…read more