Supporting mental health: Why we avoid the subject
The subject of mental health has been propelled towards the top of many organisation’s agendas, owing to the uncertainties, challenges and trauma of the global pandemic and many more people working from home. We spoke to Dr Liz Royle of Power To Respond a specialist crisis and trauma company to discuss why people find it difficult to discuss their mental health and ask for support.
Understanding the Importance of Protecting Employee Wellbeing
We spoke to Vismo one of our brand new exhibitors for 2021 to ask them for their views on the challenges of managing remote and lone workers’ mental health and wellbeing and how they can help.
2021… don’t let working from home again become a pain in the back!
As we begin 2021 in National Lockdown, many of us will once again be working from home (and some of us never made it back to the office!). Working from home is not ideal for many of us and can lead to real physical pain if our work set ups are not ergonomically sound. As a timely reminder of some of the strategies that you can put into place, we spoke to Nichola Adams, MSc Health Ergonomics and Founder of Inspired Ergonomics. Read on to benefit from her advice.
Virtually A Conference!
We are thrilled to announce our speakers and timetable for our ‘Virtual Conference’ event on 13th October. Three hours of quality input from expert speakers! Don’t forget this is a FREE event that replaces our main event for this year. You can register for the virtual conference for FREE (but don’t leave it too long as spaces are limited – although not as limited as they would be if we were in the same room!).
We are loving webinars…and so is our community!
We are really enjoying running our recent webinars. It is a great way to share knowledge and keep in touch with the Lone Worker Live Community.
The feedback we are receiving is fabulous and we are thrilled that people are finding the webinars both informative and enjoyable. We have had well over 1000 people grab and cuppa and join in over the past few weeks.
How are your teams coping working remotely?
According to the Office for National Statistics only 5% of the UK labour force worked mainly from home in 2019. Now in 2020, this number has multiplied massively due to the national lockdown and there is talk from the Government and many large companies that this will...
Mental and Physical Health when Working at Home
How are your staff doing working at home? In the first COVID-19 Homeworker Wellbeing report from the Institute of Employment Studies, 33% of respondents reported feeling frequently isolated, 64% reported loss of sleep due to worry and 50% of respondents reported not...
Our First Free Community Webinar is Open for Registration
Confused by all the Advice on Managing Home Working? “Yes”, is the cry we hear from many of our community, so as part of our commitment to support the Lone Worker Safety Live Community, we are proud to launch our first Free Webinar.
If you are managing or supporting teams who are working remotely or at home (maybe for the first time), then this webinar is worth 45 minutes of your time.
Safeguarding Employees During Social Isolation
Over the last few months, COVID-19 has swept across the nation leaving behind a trail of fear, confusion and uncertainty. All of our exhibitors are busy supporting their clients at these difficult times. We spoke to Don Cameron, CEO at StaySafe one of our new exhibitors this year and he shared with us some of the advice they have been sharing with their clients. As the advice is very practical and useful, we thought we would share it with you….
Security for Empty Businesses
We have had some enquiries from Lone Worker Safety Live Community members who own small (and large) businesses, asking for advice on how to keep their properties (and businesses) safe whilst they are closed or working from home in social isolation.
Not strictly our area of expertise, we approached Mike White, Head of Risk, Compliance and Assurance for a major international security provider and Chief Inspector Patrick Holdaway of the National Business Crime Centre for some expert advice.
Are You Sitting Comfortably?
With no time for planning, many of us of have been thrown into home working and may well have ended up in less than ideal positions. Whatever your home office (or corner of the kitchen, sofa, garden chair, etc) looks like, it is important in these challenging times to make sure that we don’t create extra stress and strains on our bodies. Ed Milnes one of our expert speakers, shares his advice (after all ergonomics is his thing) on how to work and stay well in these challenging times.
Advice for those who are new to home working
In these uncertain times, so many more of us are now working from home and for the uninitiated this can be a real shock to the system. The responsibility to manage workers’ health, safety and wellbeing has not gone away. But where businesses do not have processes already in place, it may also be difficult for managers to ensure that they keep their remote workers safe, engaged and productive. Find Guidance here to help you through these challenges.