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Neurodiversity in lockdown

Neurodiversity in lockdown

I took part in a webinar recently and during the Q&A section I was asked about coping with Asperger’s during lockdown? The person explained that the social distancing worked for them as it reduced unwanted interaction…or so they thought. What ...
Tool kit for calm during Covid-19 pandemic

Staying calm during Covid-19

A global pandemic was never really what we had expected for 2020. The year 2020 has always been seen as that futuristic date where we would be travelling in spaceships and life would be transformed into a hi tech utopia. ...
Music for mindfulness

A mindful staycation

With the country in lockdown and many people now furloughed, worry and stress levels are high. These are unchartered waters, and no one knows what the outcome will be. That said, there will be an outcome and things will change. ...

Litter picking: Good for mind, body and soul

With so many potential stressors in our busy world it can be hard to just stop and be in the moment. There are a lot of conversations around mindfulness, which is great practise to help us slow down our already ...
Jayne relaxing on the beach

What does International Women’s Day mean to me?

On this, International Women’s Day, I’d like to consider age but in a positive light. I have been very fortunate to work for myself for over two decades and during that time, I have never let my age define me. ...

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 ...
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