The comms blog

How to use walking meetings to benefit your mental health and your work

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is nature. There is increasing evidence to show how important a connection with nature is for our mental health and wellbeing. Research carried out by the Mental Health Foundation into the effects of the pandemic showed: Going for walks outside was one of our top coping … Read more

10 ways to present your stories

Last week I had the pleasure of chatting to Hayley Wright, Comms and Engagement Lead at Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford Citizens Advice. Inspired by an article she wrote for CharityComms about involving her colleagues in gathering stories, I wanted to learn more about how she uses stories to benefit her charity. We had a … Read more

20 questions to sort the basics for your internal comms

Internal communicators have a big role to play as our organisations start to find a way forward. We’ll be looking at a whole range of situations and emotions. For some employees, returning to some form of in-person contact will be a joy. For others, there will be fear and uncertainty about what the ‘new normal’ … Read more

The story of a hot-desk and other ideas

Earlier this week I facilitated table discussions at the CharityComms Internal Communications Special Interest Group. The topic was story-telling and we heard from a range of speakers, giving us first a framework for stories and then real-life examples from charities St John Ambulance, Mencap, World Animal Protection and Scope, who have used story-telling to engage … Read more