Heather Beach

Heather Beach has been running businesses in health and safety for over 20 year. Having run Barbour, SHP and Safety and Health Expo, she is now running her own business called Healthy Work. Healthy Work is focused on provision of mental health training and leadership and influencing skills support for health and safety professionals. Heather can be reached on [email protected]. Her conference, being run together with Professor Tim Marsh on May 11 – Mental Health for Health and Safety Professionals – can be booked here http://bit.ly/2jizFuH

 

Articles by this author

Mental Health First Aid regulation changes

November was a whirlwind in the world of mental health training, as Heather Beach from The Healthy Work Company explains. Read More

PTSD and the after-care of armed forces veterans

Heather Beach and Dr Dominic Cooper investigate the number of ex-military suicides as a result of PTSD and other mental health conditions. Read More

Banking on a bright future – lessons in wellbeing from down under

Heather Beach, from the Health Work Company, explores her findings on health and wellbeing in australia, following a month’s stay on the other side of the world. Read More

Managing risk in the waste industry – it’s not just recycled ideas

We put our rubbish in the bin; one day a week we put the bin out on the pavement; we may on occasion take big items to the 'tip'. Some of us campaign against the over use of plastics; ban plastic straws; worry about the ocean…. But in the main we have a confused relationship with our waste. Read More

Safety differently to business differently?

Simon Bown is Head of Health and Safety for London Luton Airport, arguably the most mature adoption of Safety Differently exemplified in the UK. Here Simon talks to Heather Beach from The Healthy Work Company about why he believes it isn’t just safety which should be done “differently”. Read More

Your organisation and the law – mental health and stress

Heather Beach discusses how several charities are calling for a change in the law, so that it becomes a legal requirement for organisations to have mental health as well as physical first aiders.  Read More

Trauma and suicide – a workplace issue?

100 years ago, the greatest cause of death for young men, was war. Now it is suicide. According to the Read More

Beating Imposter Syndrome and developing self-confidence…together.

Heather Beach of the Healthy Work Company outlines her experience of Imposter Syndrome - and the importance of health and safety professionals building self confidence. Read More

Considering Mental Health First Aid? How to get started…

It is the 10th anniversary of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in England this week, but it is only in the last couple of years that this training has become the main game in town for organisations wishing to start a mental health programme. Heather Beech assesses the scheme. Read More

Free place on skills event for SHP readers

Free space for an SHP reader to gain assess to skills insight from the Healthy Work Company. Read More

Taking Safety Differently to the next level

Heather Beach talks about her involvement in moving forward Laing O'Rourke's controversial Safety Differently programme. Read More

Women In Health and Safety – Michelle Rice the Safety Coach

Titles can be important. The fact that Michelle Rice is not a Safety Manager or Officer, but is instead a Read More

A new direction for Women in Health and Safety

SHP’s Women in Health and Safety is now officially two years old and we have decided it is time for Read More

Marvellous mentoring – the vicar’s way

Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or Read More

Is Safety Differently REALLY all that different?

  Last year, when John Green came out and said “Safety is broken”, I was hooked. I started to spread Read More

Mental Health: The next major focus for health and safety professionals?

By Heather Beach In October last year, I attended a course called “Mental Health First Aid Lite”. Run by Mental Read More

Announcement: new editor for SHP

Lauren Applebey, the current commissioning editor for SHP, will be taking on the role of editor in the new year. Read More

Innovation in health and safety – just a buzzword?

Heather Beach explains how the term ‘innovation’ crops up a lot when people are asked what they want to see Read More

Anything but boring – Women in Health and Safety at Crossrail

Heather Beach describes her trip to the Farringdon Crossrail site with the Women in Health and Safety group. Read More

A brave new future

After 32 years, SHP’s print edition has closed and, as you might expect, the final issue is somewhat of a retrospective. Read More

A brave new online world for SHP!

On 1st December, we held a small party here at UBM to say goodbye to a 32 year legacy – Read More

OSH India: improving safety knowledge

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OSH India case study: raising safety standards

Last year I attended our second Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) India exhibition and conference in Mumbai. Sadly, safety and India don’t Read More

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Downloads

Health, safety and cyberthreats

Doing Safety Digitally: A guide to EHS software

Barbour download: Bullying and harassment in the workplace

Driver safety eBook

Mitigating contractor risk in the manufacturing industry

Poll

Mental Health is...
a current part of my role in health and safety
62%
33
run by another department, but I contribute to policy
19%
10
nothing to do with my department
19%
10