Workplace Wellness

by Liggy Webb

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Bullying and Harassment

Psychological Health at Work

Stress Management

Work-life Balance


Assertiveness and diversity

by Anni Townsend, published by Palgrave, 2007, 256 pages

People cannot be assertive if they do not feel safe. Many do not feel safe if they feel they are different from the majority and/or from a perceived cultural norm.

This book shows how closely linked assertiveness and diversity are, and how individuals, teams and organisations can contribute to doing business based on mutual respect and regard.

The handbook of communication skills

by Owen Hargie, published by T&F Books UK, 2009, 600 pages

This book which covers all aspects of communication and, although with more theory than practice, includes many tools and tips that the reader can put into use immediately.

Good to green: managing business risks and opportunities in the age of environmental awareness

by John-David Phyper and Paul MacLean, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2011, 464 pages

Companies are being forced to reassess the life cycle of their products and the efficiency of their supply chains as environmental issues become more business-critical. With case studies and examples, this book provides the necessary information to help business leaders realise the business benefits of going green.

Make success measurable: a mindbook-workbook for setting goals and taking action

by Douglas K Smith, published by John Wiley & Sons, 1999, 256 pages

This books offers a guide to finding out how to measure success and then achieve it by setting business goals. The advice is backed up by exercises, tools and techniques.

The ten secrets of 100 per cent healthy people: Some people never get sick and are always full of energy – find out how!

by Patrick Holford, published by Piatkus Books, 2009, 292 pages

The author and his team carried out Britain’s biggest-ever health and diet study, completed by over 55,000 people. From this, and the author’s 30 years’ experience studying good health and how to achieve it, the book suggest the ten most crucial areas for a healthy and happy life.

Overcoming anxiety: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

by Helen Kennerley, published by Robinson, 2009, 320 pages

The author is a doctor at a clinic in Oxford and her book is based on successful and clinically proven techniques. The book explains why some people find anxiety a problem, and others do not. It takes the reader through a step-by-step process of self-help using checklists.

Stress management for dummies

by Allen Elkin, published by John Wiley & Sons, 1999, 336 pages

Although written for the American market, it is easy to read and filled with tools and techniques to help avoid becoming stressed. A basic book that can be read and then referred back to from time to time.


Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol misuse campaigning for effective alcohol policy and improved services for people whose lives are affected by alcohol-related problems.

BackCare is a national charity that aims to reduce the impact of back pain on society by providing information, support, promoting good practice and funding research. BackCare acts as a hub between patients, (healthcare) professionals, employers, policy makers, researchers and all others with an interest in back pain.

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy is the largest and broadest body within the sector. Through its work BACP ensures that it meets its remit of public protection whilst also developing and informing its members. Its work with large and small organisations within the sector ranges from advising schools on how to set up a counselling service, assisting the NHS on service provision, working with voluntary agencies and supporting independent practitioners. BACP Workplace is the home for counsellors in workplace settings and the forum for all professionals with an interest in counselling, employee support and psychological health at work. BACP Workplace promotes professional counselling and the development of employee support in the workplace. As specialist division of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP Workplace promotes best practice and provides a forum and mutual support network for individuals and organisations working in this area.

The British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC) is committed to developing and promoting initiatives that will help professionals stimulate more people to take more activity as part of everyday life.

The Department of Health is committed to improving the quality and convenience of care provided by the NHS and social services. Its work includes setting national standards, shaping the direction of health and social care services and promoting healthier living.

DrugWise is the UK’s leading independent centre of information and expertise on drugs and the national membership organisation for the drug field. It aims to inform policy development and reduce drug-related harms – to individuals, families and communities.

The International Stress Management Association UK (ISMAUK) is a registered charity with a multi-disciplinary professional membership that includes the UK and the Republic of Ireland. It exists to promote sound knowledge and best practice in the prevention and reduction of human stress. It sets professional standards for the benefit of individuals and organisations using the services of its members.

The Mental Health Foundation is a UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live. Their vision is a mentally healthy world where people are free from the suffering caused by mental illness.

The Work Foundation is the leading independent authority on work and its future. It aims to improve the quality of working life and the effectiveness of organisations by equipping leaders, policymakers and opinion-formers with evidence, advice, new thinking and networks.

The UK National Work-Stress Network is committed to the eradication of the causes of work-related stress and associated illnesses. It campaigns to advance this aim through its involvement with the Hazards Campaign; and in conjunction with the TUC, European organisations, within UK Trades Union structures.

Work Wise UK is a not-for-profit initiative, which aims to make the UK one of the most progressive economies in the world by encouraging the widespread adoption of smarter working practices. An increasingly complex world means that employers and employees have to strive to use their resources effectively; one to gain better productivity, the other to balance work-life pressures.

The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organisation that represents psychology in the United States. The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.

Mental Health America is the USA’s largest and oldest community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans live mentally healthier lives. With more than 300 affiliates across the country, they touch the lives of millions - Advocating for changes in policy; Educating the public & providing critical information; & delivering urgently needed Programs and Services. An online depression-screening test, such as theirs, is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of clinical depression. It is completely anonymous and confidential and intended solely for the purpose of identifying the symptoms of depressive disorders.


You can also contact the author directly: Liggy Webb