Times of uncertainty can be particularly challenging on mental health.  

Full credit to Xero for stepping up looking out for their customers mental wellbeing and setting up the Xero Assistance Programme (XAP).

Businesses who are on a Xero starter, standard or premium plans are able to use this service for free, as are their families and staff.  

We urge you to make use of this invaluable service and refer staff or family if you feel they need it.

To find out more about the Xero Assistance Programme (XAP) please use the following link, send an email to the address below, or reach out to us XAP – FAQs.

For more information about the Xero Assistance Programme, email

Working from Home
Many of our clients and their staff will be working from home where they can.  Under the current circumstances, this is quite different to usual flexible work arrangements.  Staff may feel isolated, anxious and just in general ‘weird’ about it. The first few days can be particularly daunting if it isn’t their normal. 

Some tips for you and your staff while making the adjustment:

  1. Have a routine.  Whether you’re sticking to your normal routine or creating a new one, a routine will help with adjusting. 
  2. Take regular breaks, call a friend for a coffee break, have lunch away from your workspace.
  3. Exercise!  A quick walk around the block a couple of times a day will make the world of difference.
  4. Create a workspace where, if possible, you can close off from family, children, flatmates.
  5. Use Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, Facetime to video conference your peers, manager, direct reports regularly.
  6. Have healthy snacks on hand to avoid the temptation of the fridge being so close.
  7. Keep in touch.  Check-in with staff and see how they’re going.

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