“How NABS helped me when stress made me break out in hives”: an Ambassador’s story”

To mark #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we’re releasing a series of blogs and today we hear from a NABS Ambassador about how she was supported by NABS’ services through a difficult period. Follow us all this week @NABS_UK to join the conversation. One of my family members is an alcoholic. The disease has had a huge effect on...
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Stress: the five questions you need to ask yourself

Words by Steve Rowe, lead senior support advisor at NABS  This year’s Mental Health Awareness week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, has a focus on stress. The impression is that by tackling stress, we can go a long way towards tackling mental health problems too, leading to the charity’s question, “Stress: are we coping?”...
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Two-thirds of the industry has considered leaving due to poor wellbeing.

The UK advertising and media industry is at a risk of staff burnout as 63% say they’ve considered leaving the industry at some point due to work negatively impacting their wellbeing. The industry could lose a generation as 77% of those surveyed are aged under 40. Research performed by NABS and Mind also found that...
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Coaching in Manchester

Words by Jo Irvine, career coach at NABS In November I started working for NABS as their Manchester-based career coach. This was an opportunity for me to combine my passion for coaching with my love for the north and its people. I have been living in Salford for the last 12 years. I love working...
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The Advertising Association, NABS and WACL join forces to launch timeTo to combat sexual harassment

ISBA and the IPA pledge their support Industry think-tank, Credos, will run first study   Today, March 12th 2018, the Advertising Association, NABS and WACL are launching a new initiative – timeTo – to address the problem of sexual harassment in the advertising and marketing industry. timeTo builds on the global #MeToo and #TimesUp movements,...
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NABS in 2017

The Novice Parent

Words by Steve Rowe, head of support, NABS 3rd August 2017, 11.40am. A date and time I’ll remember fondly forever. This was the moment my little girl, Ruby, arrived into the world weighing a pinch over 5lbs and sporting a quite magnificent flock of hair.  She was perfect and instantly became the most important and...
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Self-care: the top three myths debunked

Words by Ellie Gerszt, Partnerships Executive at NABS Like avocado on toast, a sense of entitlement and an inability to function without a smartphone, the phrase ‘self-care’ seems inherently millennial. It speaks of a snowflake generation who can’t get through life without selfishly prioritising themselves. However, the Oxford English Dictionary defines self-care as ‘The practice...
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Life catches up with you fast

Words by David Felton There’s an expression that I’ve seen a lot online recently; ‘life catches up with you fast’. One minute you’ve got a swagger in your step and the stars have aligned to make your dreams come true. The next and you’re desperately trying to climb out of a dark hole. Nowhere does...
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Mental health in the advertising and media industry