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So far Colin Minto has created 19 blog entries.

When did business stop us being humans? (WARNING – not for the squeamish!)

I won’t name the organisation, venue and individual because that would be unfair and detract from the context of this discussion. And I know you will ask, so she is fine now, thank you so much for asking. Whilst celebrating my mother in law’s (can’t say the number) birthday on Saturday with an extended [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

Absenteeism is the ‘hummock’ but presenteeism is the ‘bummock’

For those of you that know your iceberg’s you will understand the basis for this title. For those that don’t, I’ll explain shortly. It’s almost a year since I ‘opened up’ and in that time I have learned a lot about myself, others and how businesses are approaching mental difference. Mental health awareness is at [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

Something to try if you are having a hard time – ReMINDniscing

I’ve had a tough month which started with me pulling a muscle cluster in my backside whilst dancing around the house in some Batman pants I found in the draw and didn’t realise I had (long story that involved a lot of dunanananananananananah). It meant I couldn’t run for weeks which is a core component [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

Mental wellbeing is strategic not tactical!

I can’t stress enough that any approach to mental wellbeing needs to be strategic not tactical. There is a huge amount of mental health awareness now, which is amazing. However, I am worried that the conversation with some businesses still centres around implementing off-the-shelf activities without detailed workforce and business needs discovery, risk analysis [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|Solutions|0 Comments

The professional approach to engaging employees in mental health conversation

Some hard facts In our experience anything up to two thirds of the people attending a talk on mental wellbeing will have intimate experience of mental ill health! Some people will ‘open up’, so you must be prepared, as they will be at their most vulnerable. Introducing ‘open’ mental health conversation into an organisation is [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The tri-brand mental wellbeing opportunity

We are on the road to ensuring mental wellbeing is discussed continuously in the board room, and investment in mental wellbeing programmes will naturally increase seismically when the C suite automatically prioritises employee wellbeing, due to its potential to the bottom line, as it does robust financial governance as part of standard business strategy. [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Musings, Solutions|0 Comments

My mental difference is my ‘Super Power’

I can’t say where or who because it was a confidential internal session, but I was at an event this morning where one of the panellists described his type one bipolar as his ‘Super Power’. I chuckled and we had an extremely humorous discussion afterwards because I’ve been calling my OCD my ‘Spider-Sense’ since I [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Musings|1 Comment

Ding Dong The Stigma’s Dead! But hang on there’s a ‘HEALTH WARNING’!

Ding Dong The Stigma’s Dead…….. well a bit of wishful thinking I know, but we are making massive inroads into reducing the stigma associated with mental ill health and difference, and normalising the conversation publicly and within the workplace. That said, there’s still a long way to go, especially with how the mainstream media [...]

By | May 7th, 2017|Solutions|0 Comments

The sensitivity surrounding ‘opening up’ to mental health

The volume of conversation and focus surrounding mental health and wellbeing in the UK is heart-warming. It’s on everyone’s lips following the work and campaigning of a great number of amazing people, including; mental health champions, charities, the Royal Family, celebrities, politicians and business leaders. The predominant interest from businesses and HR at present [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments