Have you built a strong strategy to support employee wellbeing?

70% of employees are struggling with burnout or wellbeing issues, so there are huge gains for organisations if they address these issues, and offer mental health and wellbeing support to their employees. When people are struggling with anxiety and self-doubt, they do not perform at their best and they certainly do not unleash their full Read more about Have you built a strong strategy to support employee wellbeing?[…]

So Long 2021!

What a year. We know it has been a mixed bag for many businesses. From furloughing staff to experiencing rapid growth. Breathing Space welcomed onboard 28 new clients, we expanded our team, welcoming Annalie Ellis (plus her office dogs Teddy & Maise!) and Sharon Mitchell-Miller, plus 2 fabulous Kickstarters Rachel Fletcher and Alex Seymour-Johnston. The Read more about So Long 2021![…]

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THE Key Message For 2022… Look After Your People!

The latest ONS Figures show unemployment falling sharply towards pre-crisis levels and employment increasing. Nearly 2.2 million people started new jobs in the summer – the highest level and rate (7%) in at least twenty years. Despite these trends, vacancies have continued to grow strongly – across all industries – which combined with falling unemployment has led Read more about THE Key Message For 2022… Look After Your People![…]

5 tips to help reduce your company’s carbon footprint

According to a 2016 CONE report “64% of Millennials won’t take a job if their employee doesn’t have a strong CSR policy, and 83% would be more loyal to a company that helps them contribute to social and environmental issues”. So, becoming more sustainable can help your company to attract the best talent and help you keep Read more about 5 tips to help reduce your company’s carbon footprint[…]

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’[…]


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[…]

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