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Dr Abi Lucas PsychD; PhD; CPsychol; AFBPsS

Abi is a highly qualified Clinical and Research Psychologist who has worked with psychological distress and management in a clinical, occupational and community setting for over 10 years. She works in the corporate sector providing one-to-one therapy and workshops on resilience and stress management. Abi has also provided neurodiversity assessments for these cases for work-placed reasonable adjustments to be made. She works to encourage and facilitate positive physical and emotional wellbeing of an individual both at work and in life.

Recent Posts

How Organisations Can Manage Stress Effectively in the Workforce

Written by Dr Abi Lucas PsychD; PhD; CPsychol; AFBPsS on 06 November 2018 16:26:36 GMT

During International Stress Awareness Week 5-9 November, led by ISMA, (the International Stress Management Association), it is timely to focus on the topic of mental health and wellbeing particularly with the HSE's latest statistics. ISMA’s aim is to end the stigma that stress and mental health still carries in and outside the workplace. This short post reviews the HSE data on stress, depression and anxiety in the workplace in Great Britain and four approaches organisations can adopt to managing wellbeing effectively highlighted by CIPD.

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How can stress affect people in the workplace?

Written by Dr Abi Lucas PsychD; PhD; CPsychol; AFBPsS on 05 November 2018 09:35:10 GMT

Stress is an inevitable part of everybody’s life. There can be a wide range of triggers such as a change in circumstances, financial worries, illness or loss of a loved one. Stress can negatively affect individuals’ behaviour, relationships and performance at home and of course in their job leading to long-term absence from work. The first step in managing stress at work is for Managers to be aware of initial signs of stress in their staff and how it can affect their performance.

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