Charity Golf Day – Reporter Alex Johnston-Seymour

The last year has been tough for so many people, with lockdown having such a detrimental effect. The Breathing Space team were keen to raise money for a local charity that provides mental health and wellbeing support.  We chose Charity TCD & Lukes Lads which was set up to support socially isolated individuals and groups.   From Read more about Charity Golf Day – Reporter Alex Johnston-Seymour[…]

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Opayo Interview with Suzie Bogle

Suzie Bogle, Managing Director of the Leeds-based consultancy Breathing Space HR talks wellbeing, hybrid working and hopes for the future.  Suzie Bogle is the Managing Director of the Leeds-based consultancy Breathing Space HR. Working with clients across multiple sectors, the Breathing Space HR team offer tiered levels of support, from short-term, ad hoc advice, to Read more about Opayo Interview with Suzie Bogle[…]

Taking care of your mental health in the autumn

Kate Kerr our Mental Health First Aider, has some great advice to get you through the next few months…. Colder weather does not necessarily mean you have to retreat to the indoors. Enjoy autumnal walks in the most colourful season of the year. Eat Well – Its harvest time so there is an abundance of Read more about Taking care of your mental health in the autumn[…]

Kickstarter Training & Development

Alex our Kickstarter writes about what he’s learned from the Training & Development ‘DevelopME Kickstarter’ Platform…. Before I started working for Breathing Space HR, I was confident with my skills but soon realised upon starting the Kickstart program that much of my knowledge lacked organisation. I liked how you could see the subjects in the Read more about Kickstarter Training & Development[…]

‘Hear it from a Kickstarter’

  For those of you that don’t know; Kickstart is a government scheme to give people in the at-risk category (earning below £0) a chance to transition into employment. The placements run for six months, must provide training, be at least twenty-five hours a week and earning at least minimum wage. Alex’s story – The Read more about ‘Hear it from a Kickstarter’[…]

DevelopME

Breathing Space HR are proud to launch our new Learning & Development platform that’s affordable for every business to support its employees career progression.     At just £79 per person for an annual subscription, your employees can access a fantastic range of career assessments, 1000s of continuously updated eLearning courses and videos, interactive career tools and industry Read more about DevelopME[…]

How to support employees with Long Covid

Here’s some great information from SmallBusinesses.co.uk Long Covid can make patients feel foggy, breathless and drained. One of the many consequences of Covid-19 is its persistent relative, Long Covid. Though a relatively new condition, it’s affecting a number of people who are suffering the aftermath of having the virus. Figures from the ONS last year reveal Read more about How to support employees with Long Covid[…]

11 Ways To Be A Great Manager

Many people believe they are good managers.  However, it has been said that people join companies but leave managers. So maybe some of them aren’t doing as good a job as they might.  Follow these tips to be a great manager.  COMMUNICATE:  Share relevant and important company and industry information with your team.   It shows Read more about 11 Ways To Be A Great Manager[…]

Youth Unemployment Crisis Set To Cost UK £7 Billion Next Year

A new report (HR Review) analyses the impact that COVID-19 has had on youth unemployment and how this is likely to incur significant economic and fiscal costs for the UK economy.  A joint report by the Learning and Work Institute and The Prince’s Trust finds that it will be young people who have to bear Read more about Youth Unemployment Crisis Set To Cost UK £7 Billion Next Year[…]