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Anxiety at work: How to build resilience

by Evelina Dzimanaviciute Anxiety is not a mental illness – it’s a temporary state of being. By learning how to respond to this, and creating a more supportive, psychologically safe place to work, we can address this. In the second of a two-part series, Evelina Dzimanaviciute outlines some key skills for regaining control over anxiety […]

Mental health myths: What you know about anxiety is wrong

by Evelina Dzimanaviciute The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is ‘anxiety’, an issue many HR professionals have experience with. In the first of a two-part series, Evelina Dzimanaviciute explains why anxiety is not what you think it is, and calls into question some common wellbeing practices. In a fast-paced, uncertain world, anxiety […]

Employee wellbeing vs wellness: What’s the difference and why it matters

by Evelina Dzimanaviciute There is a crucial difference between employee wellbeing and wellness. If we don’t recognise this nuance we could spend big bucks on a superficial offering that offers little value. Be warned! Working as an organisational wellbeing consultant over the last decade I have observed many shifts and trends in this industry. Some […]

Stop talking about mental health!

by Evelina Dzimanaviciute The transition towards more open conversations about mental health is for the most part a good thing. But these conversations come with risks. Employers need to consider the potential harm of poor listening skills and bad advice before encouraging mental health chats at work. Before we talk, we must learn to listen […]

Episode #49: Inclusive Policy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBzrQnuJZfk&list=PLCx8kPYKJSninSr_TNDoYRR8MElwyIQrf&index=50 As everyone talks about inclusion and diversity, our research shows that most organisations lack aspects of it one key area of the business – policy! In this episode of Wellbeing Insights with Elite Mind, we speak to our special guest Dez Wilson, to explore what it means to have a truly accessible, inclusive, diverse […]

Episode #48: The impact of AI on employee health and wellbeing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_3uolM8m40&list=PLCx8kPYKJSninSr_TNDoYRR8MElwyIQrf&index=49 We cannot ignore this any longer! We keep talking about the impact of AI on jobs, productivity, business success… But what about the impact on employee mental health and wellbeing? In this episode we want to explore hidden challenges and potential opportunities for using AI in your organisations, and to how to leverage the […]

Episode #45: Suicide prevention at work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Qbj527GkM&list=PLCx8kPYKJSninSr_TNDoYRR8MElwyIQrf&index=46 Do we really have to include suicide prevention in our Wellbeing strategy? That’s a common question asked by our clients. For many companies this is still no-go zone, unless they’ve been affected by it directly. Prior to becoming consultant, for many years I have worked in mental health care, supporting suicidal individuals and their […]