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Press Releases 2023

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Thursday 16th November 2023

Ageism is Real: It’s Time to Act Against Age Bias and Discrimination

According to the United Nations, the global population aged 65 and over is growing faster than all other age groups. In 2018, for the first time in history, persons aged 65 or above outnumbered children under five years of age across the world. By 2050, one in six people in the world will be over age 65, up from one in 11 in 2019. Population ageing is poised to become one of the most significant social transformations of the twenty-first century, with implications for nearly all sectors of society......Read more


Tuesday  31st October 2023

ISMAUK Online Summit to Focus on Technology’s Impact on Employee Wellbeing – Plus Other Topics of Concern

The impact of technology on employee wellbeing, the restorative powers of music, and mental health disorders are three of the topics of contemporary concern which ISMAUK will be debating at their Online Global Stress Summit on Wednesday 1st November. This all-day Summit will be attended by an international audience of stress management professionals, HR managers, psychologists, therapists, business leaders, specialists in organisational change and others concerned about reducing stress in today’s changing world.....Read more

Thursday 26th October 2023

Stigma Around Men’s Mental Health and Financial Wellbeing Are Key Topics at ISMAUK Summit

It’s been shown that men are less inclined to seek support for mental health concerns than women, and the statistics for men’s health don’t make uplifting reading either: 39% of male employees don’t address health issues before they become severe, and men of working age visit their GP 50% less than women...Read more


Saturday 21st October 2023

ISMA UK Summit Takes Us Beyond Stress Management: From Stigma to Solutions

The International Stress Management Association (ISMA UK), the leading professional body for workplace and personal stress management, wellbeing and performance, are staging their fourth Online Global Stress Summit on Wednesday 1st November, Stress Awareness Day...Read more

Tuesday 19th June 2023

Difficult Conversations: How to Steer Them to a Successful Conclusion

We’re not taught to have difficult conversations. The consequence is that most people avoid them - often out of concern or downright fear that the person on the receiving end will react badly. And the reality is that they might! This adverse outcome is even more likely if we delay, procrastinate, blurt the message out, or say it unprepared.........Read more


Tuesday 23rd May 2023

A Healthy Diet Can Boost Gut Health, Reduce Stress and Improve Wellbeing!

The colon is home to trillions of microbes which make up a unique ecosystem called the gut microbiome. Perturbations in this ecosystem are being increasingly linked to a range of conditions including stress, anxiety and depression, conditions which are prevalent in society today. Although limited, emerging data suggests that improving this ecosystem can have a major impact on brain health. This phenomenon is referred to as the gut-brain axis........Read more


Tuesday 9th May 2023

Preventing Mental Health Problems is Vital

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 15th-21st May, and the theme is anxiety. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems we can face. A new Mental Health Foundation Survey reports widespread levels of stress,anxiety and hopelessness in response to financial concerns; a quarter of adults said they felt so anxious that it stopped them from doing the things they want to do some or all of the time......Read more


Monday 21st April 2023

Music: A Restorative Power That Helps Reduce Stress

Can the power of music be used to reduce stress and boost our wellbeing? As we listen to music, it can pump us up, it can quieten us down, and it can help us to escape the stresses of life or handle them better. The application of music as medicine, as a practical and therapeutic aid, is a burgeoning field with new evidence emerging regularly.....Read more


Monday 20th March 2023

Professor Sir Cary Cooper Looks at the Future of Workplace Wellbeing

Professor Sir Cary Cooper, the highly respected expert on workplace wellbeing, will be talking about how we should be looking at managing stress and workplace wellbeing in the post-Covid world at an online Masterclass being hosted by the International Stress Management Association (ISMAUK) on Thursday 30th March....Read more


Monday 6th February 2023

Understanding Gender Identity and Reducing the Stress Surrounding It

The issues of gender identity and trans rights currently consume more news space than almost any other topic. The debate over the Equality Act and women’s rights rages and has become increasingly polarised and toxic, yet the quality of the information provided is often glaringly inaccurate...Read more


Thursday 20th January 2023

What Can We Do to Reduce Rising Levels of Workplace Stress in 2023?

This is one of the questions to be debated by experts on stress and wellbeing at an Online Masterclass, Beyond Stress Management: From Stigma to Solutions, beinghosted by the International Stress Management Association (ISMAUK) on Thursday 26th January.   ...Read more


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