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Scientific evidence points to the five steps that we can
take to improve our mental wellbeing. Give the 'Five Ways to Well-being' a go with an open mind, and see the
results for yourself. Following these five steps can help improve your
wellbeing and health. Follow the link below for further information.
Well-being incorporates a broad bio-psycho-social approach that includes physical, mental and social health. In the workplace employee health and wellbeing is influenced by three key elements: leadership, culture and communication.
All of us have the same basic need for social support, physical safety, health, and a feeling we are able to cope with life.
Resilience is a term that is often used to mean ‘bouncing
back from a terrible event’ or ‘having strength to cope’, or ‘being determined
to see things through to the end’. All these meanings imply people being
mentally strong, sufficiently strong to maintain a sense of well-being whilst
A consistent theme among the range of definitions of
resilience is a sense of adaptation, recovery and bounce back despite adversity
or change. Resilience is typically thought of as a dynamic process which
involves a personal negotiation through life that fluctuates across time, life
stage and context.
It is possible to assess your resilience using questionnaires. For example the i-resilience report is an online resources are a set of integrated resilience tools that are available, free to use. It is a useful tool when thinking about being resilient at work.
The validated personality questionnaire developed by Robertson Cooper, Psychologists, reveals which of the four key components users naturally draw on for resilience. The four components are:
The report provides a detailed understanding of personal resilience and gives examples of how this could impact on users’ responses to demanding work situations. The personal i-resilience report allows users to build on existing areas of strength, and also allows them to manage any potential areas of risk.
The i-resilience portal then allows users to develop their resilience in line with the results of their report. Interested to find out more? Follow the link: http://www.robertsoncooper.com/iresilience/
Please note this is only one example, there are other
questionnaires available if you search on line.