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Mental health costs businesses money, big money

You don't need a degree in rocket science to work out that both physical and mental health problems costs businesses globally billions in lost productivity. One issue is that when a worker is suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, there's no easy cure. It's a long old haul and where absence becomes akin to permanent, additional [...]

By |2018-08-26T15:49:58+00:00August 26th, 2018|The Tribe|1 Comment

I’m out, over and out, better and well, so goodbye …

Mental illness is not a sticky plaster job. It's not an overnight recovery. Depression and anxiety last months and years, but I feel that I'm now out of the woods, the tunnel, the mental illness that plagued me from 2013 to 2016, with alcohol dependency, irrational behaviour, fight and flight, suicidal ideation, the whole shebang. [...]

By |2018-08-21T21:39:33+00:00August 18th, 2018|Real Stories Feature, The Tribe|0 Comments

Amazon – stop treating your staff like shit.

Stress kills. You and I know that. I often wonder when I pass a workplace, like schools that I've documented so long about, whether something radical needs to be done about stress at work. When you watch those old films and even ones in the 80s and 90s where everyone is blithely smoking, it feels [...]

By |2018-08-01T21:57:05+00:00August 1st, 2018|Post of the Month, The Tribe|0 Comments

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds

Redemption song. A classic song by Bob Marley and one England have seen unfolding in recent weeks, when the unheralded and unsung Gareth Southgate and his 23 men surpassed all expectations to reach a World Cup semi-final. There's been much written about Gareth Southgate - his consoling hug for a Colombian player, his waistcoats, his [...]

By |2018-07-16T19:20:52+00:00July 16th, 2018|Real Stories, The Tribe|0 Comments

How are stress and depression connected?

There's no doubt that stress can lead to depression and chronic stress to severe depression and it's a vicious circle - the things you need to do when you're stressed, like exercising and practising mindfulness, often give way to stronger, negative behaviours like taking drugs, comfort eating or heavy drinking.  Stress in small amounts can [...]

By |2018-07-10T15:14:40+00:00July 10th, 2018|Main Feature, Real Stories, The Tribe|1 Comment

Major depressive disorders – symptoms and recovery

Depression affects 20% of the global population and it kills. 84 men a week take their own lives in the U.K. alone - depression, stress, anxiety and suicide are colossal epidemics, amongst men and women. As someone who suffered from a major depressive disorder from 2013 to late 2016, and has chronicled it repeatedly, I [...]

By |2018-06-28T10:18:27+00:00June 28th, 2018|Main Feature, The Tribe|2 Comments

Men’s mental health is bordering on a crisis, so what can you do?

We know, you know, men are often conditioned to suppress emotions, to not show feelings, to maintain the stiff upper lip so when the likes of Gary Speed, Robin Williams and Anthony Bourdain take their own lives, there's a rightful outpouring of emotions about these very public figures choosing to end the life they have. [...]

By |2018-06-15T10:23:02+00:00June 15th, 2018|Must Read, The Tribe|0 Comments

1 year today since Grenfell and mental health costs mount

I was in Norwich today, having a meander with a mate, another shafted by the slings and arrows of outrageous education management (or mis-management), and as we were wandering through John Lewis, a tannoy announcement told us at midday there would be a minute's silence for the victims of Grenfell. Rightly so too, as that [...]

By |2018-06-14T21:57:41+00:00June 14th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments