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The human animal and sound

Have you ever reacted to sounds around you in ways that you don’t understand? It might be trains passing through a station, or perhaps household appliances, a helicopter overhead, or lorries passing by. Has sound ever made you feel oddly ...

Neighbourly love: Wellbeing group activities

Wellbeing group activities are a brilliant way to build friendships, try new things and boost your health and wellbeing. From walking groups to wellbeing groups or even just going for a coffee with your neighbour, there’s something for everyone. Walking ...

Address the climate crisis with virtual exhibitions

The climate crisis has been highlighted recently with the terrible fires in Australia. It demonstrates that we must all do our own small part to help save our planet, we only have one, therefore we need to look after it. ...
Stress reduction

Six practical ways to reduce stress

We are living through some challenging times, and it's clear that many people are feeling fearful as they look to the future. We all have troubling and stressful thoughts at varying points throughout our lives. Learning ways to reduce stress ...
Wellbeing tips to overcome your mountain

Overcoming your mountain

International Mountain Day celebrates mountains and their delicate ecosystems. This day has inspired us to take a different look at mountains and ask the question – what is your mountain and how do you cope with it? Define a mountain ...

How helpful are wellbeing apps?

How many wellbeing or meditation apps do you have on your phone? Headspace, Calm, Happify, the range of apps available that promote mindfulness and ‘switching off’ are endless. But how useful are these apps in helping us to disconnect and ...
Recognising PTSD in the workplace for wellbeing

Recognising PTSD in the workplace

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is commonly associated with those who have served in the armed forces, however, PTSD can apply to anyone who has experienced a traumatic event. It could be an accident they were involved in or witnessed, ...

Keeping the hot-desking heebie jeebies at bay

When you mention the phrase ‘hot-desking’ to office workers it can send shivers down their spines. From a cool and calculating business perspective hot-desking can have a cost saving of up to 30%. The idea is to reduce the amount ...
Seasonal changes

Reducing seasonal stress

The visible signs of autumn are becoming more evident, with beautiful hanging mists and the smell of the cooling earth and fallen leaves. It’s at this time of year that the duvet can feel more difficult to leave behind and ...

Five freedoms for the human animal

At Fusion Spaces we believe that there are ‘five freedoms’ which all humans need in their workplace in order to thrive. In some respects, our wellbeing needs are not too dissimilar to the welfare requirements of battery hens. Animal welfare ...

Make the most of your commute

It’s September, we are all back to school and work, the days are getting shorter and so are our fuses. Getting the most out of each day can be difficult, so why not make a bit more use of your ...

Creating mindful connections with mindful moving

With our ability to maintain digital connection on the move, it’s given us both the freedom to work anywhere and created the problem of being so connected we are missing out on the bonds of our meaningful relationships. As we ...

Meeting room to chill-out room

In the midst of a busy, stressful day, wouldn’t it be lovely to go somewhere to get out of the way and just stop and relax for a few moments? In a lot of work environments that simply isn’t possible ...
Neurodiversity in the workplace

Designing for neurodiversity in the workplace

The term neurodiversity has been around since the 1990’s but it is coming much more to the fore these days. It is not just a buzzword, but a real aspect of many people’s lives, and employers need to be aware ...
Is it time to disconnect? Discover the pros and cons of digital wellbeing

Time to disconnect?

There has been a lot of noise around digital wellbeing recently. Everyone is asking how much do you use your phone? How long are kids playing on tablets for? Is it bad for us? So, in this blog I’m going ...
Biophilia

Next steps for biophilia: Follow the patterns and rhythms of nature

The positive impact of natural elements in the workplace has been well-documented. Reduced stress, reduced blood pressure and lower heart rates, coupled with increased productivity, creativity and self-reported wellbeing are all top of the list benefits of introducing biophilia into ...
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