Connecting Times

Connecting Times

Connecting Times by Free To Grow

Welcome to Connecting Times – a valuable resource connecting you to innovative developments and meaningful insights in your quest to add value to the growth, engagement and wellbeing of your employees.

A global emotional wellbeing crisis

Latest statistics on the impact of COVID-19 on emotional wellbeing


The impact of prolonged anxiety and stress on emotional wellbeing and work performance is huge – at a time when organisations need their people to perform at their peak. The latest statistics on the impact of COVID-19 on people are shocking.

The 2021 World Happiness Report sheds considerable light on the effect that the pandemic is having on people’s subjective well-being and on humanity as a whole. The report offers an unprecedented look at the effects of COVID-19 and how people all over the world have fared, including their mental health, social connections, work lives and living long and living well.

Resonating Resources


Free surveys to assess the impact of COVID-19 on wellbeing

Designed by a team of industrial psychologists and administered by survey experts, Mindset Management, this series of Pulse Surveys will give you critical insights into the wellbeing and engagement of your employees. Click here for more

Sustaining work-relevant mental health post-COVID-19 toolkit

A useful and comprehensive resource by a team of leading health practitioners in the United Kingdom providing an evidence-based approach to supporting mental health in the workplace. The toolkit offers focused and practical solutions to reduce or eliminate problems that contribute to work-relevant mental ill-health.

Download the toolkit

The future of work after Covid-19

Fascinating insights into the future of work and the post-pandemic economy by MGI (McKinsey Global Institute).

Download the full 152-page report or an executive summary.

Growing Wellbeing to Grow Engagement


Employee wellbeing and engagement - inextricably intertwined, Free To Grow, Staying Strong, Resilience

Employee wellbeing and employee engagement are both critical to individual and organisational performance. These two are closely interlinked like two trees intertwined. When one is damaged, the other also suffers.

Read more on how the Staying Strong programme can help you strengthen emotional fitness in your organisation.


Need an emotional vaccine for large numbers of employees?

Employee wellbeing programme, training, Free To Grow, Staying Strong, resilience


The innovative Staying Strong Toolkit is a powerful emotional vaccine, designed to positively impact the emotional wellbeing of large numbers of frontline employees in a time and resource-effective manner. Provided in the recommended dosages – it will build resilience, optimism, ownership and flexibility allowing them to persevere during tough times. Read more

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