May the 14th – through to the 20th marks the annual awareness event; Learning at Work Week 2018. This is a fantastic movement designed to create positive and personal development within the workplace. 
Learning at work week has raised a nagging question. Can Learning About Causes to Mental Illness Prevent Mental Illness? 
We can’t stand it and yet, neither can we avoid it – Conflict In The Workplace 
When taking on a role as a leader, you know the inevitable faculty of conflict is going to be a subject that needs to be addressed more often that you dare to imagine. 
Here are 5 ways to deal with conflict in the workplace as a leader. 
Incredibly, there is even more to take from your recovery than just your recovery itself. 
Here are 5 Things I learnt About My Recovery from Anxiety 
1. Recovery Is Not Just For The Lucky 
In fact, recovery is imminent as long as one finds the correct teachings and information. What manifests an Anxiety Disorder is the same faculty which maintains the Disorder and this faculty is 100% changeable and can be done without anything but your own capacity to learn and try. This means that every single last person who suffers from anxiety can absolutely regain control over their anxious state as long as they are correctly guided through the correct method. 
The UK has in recent years grown progressively mindful about Mental Health issues. Charities and other advertising campaigns have managed greatly to raise awareness and in doing so, they have effectively helped to diminish Mental Health stigmas. However, we are still experiencing an epidemic and because victims of Mental Illness often keep their adversities a secret, the current statistic for the UK could very likely be worse. With studies showing that working environments are largely contributing to employee's poor Mental Health nation-wide, it is time for businesses to take a hands-on approach to help fix the problem. 
Here Are 3 Facts That Prove Businesses Need Workplace Mental Health Training
Ever finished a meeting with a feeling of dense brain fog and a deep wander if anything had been achieved? Perhaps you feel that your company could operate more smoothly? Effective communication not only breaks down barriers between yourself and your employees, it enables your workforce to function in a far more productive and constructive way. 
Whether it is a group meeting, a delegation of tasks or even feedback on performances; after these conversations, everyone should leave the discussion with a clear understanding of how they are moving forward. 
Here Are Three Benefits of Effective Communications Training in the Workplace. 
Within society, we usually feel that we are weak if we experience the crippling sensations of anxiety and for the most part, we usually fester in a level of shame or guilt.  
However, employee and employer alike are likely to have both suffered from overwhelming stress and anxiety. Here is how to help those who suffer..... 
“Life is about balance”, this is most certainly a phrase everyone has come across and it is true for good reason. Moderation in anything that has the capacity to affect your Mental Health is perhaps a cure in the form of prevention. At the very top of the list of substances that can cause deficit to your well-being and the way in which we operate in work is alcohol. 
Here are 5 reasons why. 
Drinking alcohol can affect brain chemistry; because it decreases the level of serotonin, which works as a neurotransmitter to send messages that are responsible for a range of functions, including mood, sleep and memory. Low levels of serotonin causes us to sleep poorly, to feel irritable and if one is already struggling with anxiety, the effects of alcohol wearing off can amplify depressive and anxious sensations. 
The level of standard and performance of which a business will operate, can only expand and continue to grow through the development of your staff. One area within all industries which is consistently neglected is sales and yet, the more we sell, the further we can expand our businesses. Thus, we can only succeed if we are prepared to give our staff effective training. It is so common for those in a position of leadership to forget that it is our staff which is the driving force toward failure and success. 
Today is, of course, World Mental Health Day. It is most certainly true that there is more that can be accomplished in the future, but what positives have we learnt today in our endless mission to find help and treatments for people with Mental Health problems and how far into our search are we? 
Where We Had Started 
Expanding far back into the human history, depression was recognised as a metaphysical experience and was first diagnosed as Melancholy. The earliest recognition of Melancholia was expressed in ancient Mesopotamian texts, which was in the second millennium B.C. Our ancient ancestor’s tragic lack of understanding had accounted the individuals suffering to be a result of unworldly forces to which remained as a definition until 1621. 

World Mental Health Day 

The most absolute commonality we share as humans is the faculty of thought and emotion. Most of us, unfortunately, share the process of reaction to thoughts and emotions, often becoming collateral victims because of the relationship we have with what we are thinking and feeling. Mindfulness is a practice of which enables us to take control of our relationship with thoughts and emotions. This practice focuses on the nature of observation rather than judgment, whereby individuals watch their thoughts without reacting to them emotionally. 
We often react to our thoughts when they are of a negative nature, as we commonly struggle to act upon the reality of situations and instead react to what our mind believes the situation could possibly become. As a result, we carry out our days defending ourselves from catastrophic possibilities rather than seeing the situation for what it actually is. This is the faculty of stress. 
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