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14/05/21

The importance of normalising mental health conversations in Cape Town

Salt Digital Recruitment have partnered with Little Lions Child Coaching in South Africa for 2021 to help raise funds and awareness of their free mental health care and workshops they provide to children (8 – 13 years old) living in different communities in Cape Town. Stijn de Leeuw, founder of Little Lions Coaching has written…

5/05/21

Back to office anxiety? You’re not alone

If you are feeling uneasy or anxious about what the future holds, know that you are not alone. Not only have we had to navigate the unknown territories that come with a global pandemic but our lives have had to adapt and shift to a new way of working in a professional capacity. Over the…

19/01/21

10 tips to transform your morning routine

Going ‘back to work’ this year looks different for most. Although we may be more accustomed to working from home, this new way of working still poses its challenges. We’re sharing our morning routine tips because by introducing a simple routine, we can boost happiness, increase productivity, reduce stress levels and start the day on…

15/12/20

5 tips for the holiday season

We’re sharing some tips for the holiday season to help you switch off and look forward to the New Year, as well as a roundup of blogs centred around mental health that are full of resources and advice. 5 tips for the holiday period: Aim to have at least one tech-free day where you don’t…

16/10/20

4 apps to combat burnout and work-related stress

When speaking about managing work-related stress, we can’t ignore the topic of burnout.   The World Health Organisation defines burnout as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” The WHO further categorizes burnout by 3 dimensions:  Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion  Increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings…

14/10/20

7 tips to manage stress

Whether you’re a social media manager, currently on the job hunt or a solo business owner, we have compiled a few tips to help get you closer to your ‘zen’ and unplug from the daily pressures which can cause stress or mental health issues.  What is stress? According to the Mental Health Foundation, stress can…

8/10/20

What is burnout?

Saturday 10th October marks World Mental Health Day. Looking after your mental health is always important but this year, we’ve all faced unprecedented and challenging times in some way or another. Research by mental health charity Mind found that 60% of adults and 68% of young people claimed that their mental health worsened during the lockdown.   From…

27/03/20

How to stay active and sane when working from home

The most recent COVID-19 update encourages self-isolation for 14 days for anyone with symptoms and “social distancing” measures such as working from home have been introduced by governments in an attempt to “flatten the curve” of infection rates. The prospect of staying at home for work and in certain cases not being able to go…

13/03/20

How to stay productive when working from home

Most of the markets we operate in are affected by the outbreak of Coronavirus and the countermeasures local health authorities are taking. So, whether you are working from home, are in lockdown, or are preparing for remote work and practicing ‘social distancing’, we want to share some advice with you to make working from home…

29/01/20

What is imposter syndrome?

Imposter Syndrome has been discussed in detail in the UK with famous people including Tom Hanks, Michelle Obama, and Lupita Nyong’o admitting they suffer from it. In fact, an estimated 70% of people experience these feelings at some point in their lives, according to the International Journal of Behavioral Science. Read on to find out…

19/12/19

How to build your self-confidence

Do you ever feel like you have zero self-confidence? It happens to the best of us. Everyone has that one critic trying to squash our goals and instilling doubts in us — the kicker, it’s you. We are our own harshest critics. Your inner critic can be damaging to your self-confidence as a lack of…

25/11/19

How to talk about your mental health at work

Although it’s encouraged to discuss mental health at work, for many of us it can still feel extremely difficult to talk to managers about how you are feeling. We often try our best to ensure we carry on as normal and keep quiet about how we’re really feeling. Keeping a mental health condition hidden at…

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