Wellness

Managing mental wellbeing is essential if we are to foster a more productive workplace and better work environment.

In this section we explore how Chartered Accountants are bringing about positive change such as mental health initiatives.

Promoting Mental Health for Chartered Accountants

Wellness is a modern word with ancient roots. The key tenets of wellness as both preventive and holistic can be traced back to ancient civilizations.

Trying to keep fit and healthy is something many of us include in our daily routines. Visiting the gym, a balanced diet and playing sports is now commonplace for many professionals. But how many of us give our mental fitness the same attention as we give our physical fitness?

To help ensure that you are successful it is more important than ever to keep focused on personal wellness and mental wellbeing.  In order to help you navigate an uncertain world we have collated a range of great online resources from our member institutes that will help you to overcome the personal and professional challenges that face us daily.

Insights on Wellness

Insights on Wellness

Insight

The Finance+ insight series

ICAS has something new for 2022. The Finance+ insight series helps put you in the bigger picture, exploring the key issues and opportunities for today’s finance professional.

office-stress

Stressed accountants too busy to seek mental health support

In a recent caba survey, eight out of 10 respondents said stress and poor mental health are a problem within the accountancy profession. Are we facing a mental health pandemic?

Accountants are significantly more stressed than employees across other sectors, with workload, long hours and the lack of margin for error in the job tipping many over the edge, new research has found.

technology

How can technology affect your mental health?

Bupa explain some of the ways that too much technology could affect your mental health and share their top tips to help you get the balance just right.

Whether you’re using the latest accounting software or ordering a last-minute birthday gift, it’s hard to remember a time when technology didn’t make everyday life that little bit easier. This has been particularly true over the last 18 months. During the pandemic, technology helped us to stay connected with loved ones, continue working remotely and discover the best recipe for lockdown banana bread.

Online Events & Webinars

Online Events & Webinars

One clear way that Chartered Accountant Member Institutes are rising to this challenge is in the creation and hosting of online events and activities.

We are working with the Institutes to present the events that have a global perspective and are available to Chartered Accountants everywhere.

Webinars on demand

The power of mindset

Thrive is delighted to bring you this tailored event for men’s (and everyone’s) mental health where we will learn about the power of mindset.

Life coach and motivational speaker, Mark Fennell, will impart his knowledge on how mindset is the very foundation of our mental health, and how it impacts how happy and content we will be in life. Mark also shares his own experience of suffering from a nervous breakdown and how this would impact his life.

Step into Your Power – Women’s Mini Conference

This webinar is designed to support women in the accountancy profession and business world who encounter obstacles in realising their true potential.

Our panel of expert speakers will impart their wisdom and provide insights into how best to overcome key challenges, focusing on topics such as the realities of the menopause, addressing self-image and self-esteem, and showing us all how to become our authentic selves.

Optimising Sleep to Reduce Anxiety

Sleep plays a crucial role in helping us deal with the demands of life on every level.

In this webinar Tom Coleman aka The Sleep Coach, will bring to light why Sleep is important and how it interacts with aspects of our physical, emotional, and mental health. He touches on everything from proven “calming responses”, to why dreaming is crucial for mental energy.

Be Social

Get ready for the upcoming tax year with our course covering key information on new processes, HMRC compliance, payrolling benefits and more. Delivered virtually by @rbeccabeneworth. 

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Accountants, want to regain two hours in your day? Using smarter tech to automatically collate client data is a good start. Here are 6 ways you can free up time, from The Access Group’s Kerry Agiasotis. #Productivity
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A new #sustainability report from ICAS has found the current system is not serving the public interest and change is needed.

Read this overview which sets out the necessary conditions for the reporting of high-quality sustainability information: https://fal.cn/3mYW6

COVID-19 changed the shape of business in Australia in many ways, but are regulations keeping up? @AcuityMag asks CA ANZ policy leaders what areas they think need urgent attention. https://t.co/lI2Jhh8Wbb

CA ANZ wants business regulations reformed to promote growth in the 2022 Australian federal budget. Review is long overdue. #Auspol #Budget2022 #CAANZ #DifferenceMakers
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It is the most joyous news. Her husband and daughter get their leading lady back. In a world of such darkness, this is a bright beam of light.

Word of the day, for Nazanin, is the French ‘retrouvailles’: the joy of reuniting after a long, long time apart.

CA ANZ wants business regulations reformed to promote growth in the 2022 Australian federal budget. Review is long overdue. #Auspol #Budget2022 #CAANZ #DifferenceMakers
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And don’t forget to check out @CharteredWW - you benefit as a member of @ICASaccounting

Welcome to all the newly qualified CAs who joined ICAS this month!

Check out our new-Member’s guide to getting started for a range of ways to boost your professional development and make the most of your ICAS membership: https://fal.cn/3n0zZ

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