Puzzling for a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Maintaining good mental fitness is vitally important for all of us in our daily lives; especially in the workplace.

WHO research shows while working is good for mental health, being stuck in a negative and toxic working environment can be highly detrimental and needs to be actively addressed to avoid stress and burnout.  Employees and employers alike need to monitor how their organisation functions and be aware of the things we can do to optimise it in the best possible way.  Solving puzzles can definitely play a key role.

Solve puzzles for good brain health

Solving puzzles regularly is a great way to be self-motivated, engage your brain and have fun at the same time.  Setting a task to solve a crossword or a codeword over the breakfast or during our commute to work is extremely valuable.  It is a brilliant opportunity to energise your mind, improve logic and be totally prepared (mentally) for the day ahead.  The benefits of regular puzzling are huge.  Starting with easy puzzles and graduate to harder ones as we become more proficient.  It doesn’t take long, and it is very satisfying. 

Learning to engage your brainis vital.  You will encounter many problems in life, many that you are unable to solve. This can have an adverse effect on your mental health, e.g. stress and burnout.  You need to learn to relax and a great way to do this is discover new leisure activities.  You can’t necessarily stop the waves that life throws at you, but you can learn to surf. ‘Surfing’ is essentially developing coping strategies to handle them.  Puzzling is a great example.

Puzzling improves performance in the workplace

The average person spends 90,000 hours, or one third of their life at work.  Clue Detective’s mission is to showcase the benefits of puzzling for mental health in the workplace. Employees inevitably experience stress at work at one time or another, and learning to manage this is vital.  Employers need to find innovative ways to help their workers enjoy good workplace (mental) health and wellbeing.  One way to do this is to make it fun.  A brain that is active and stimulated will function better.  Puzzles are problems that can be solved, which is why they are universally popular, and have been for centuries.   The main reason you solve puzzles is because they are a lot of fun.  However at the same time, puzzling helps you with a lot of things behind the scenes such as improving your focus, concentration and memory; most importantly, it helps you to relax and wind down in the face of a stressful situation. 

A great way to help your employees take scheduled breaks is to form a workplace puzzle club.  Puzzling in a group can be extremely satisfying, and it is an excellent feeling when the participants realise they have collectively finished a crossword or cracked the a codeword and can decode the grid.  With everyone using their own knowledge to make a contribution, and learn at the same time.  It’s very much a team effort, which can definitely translate productively into other workplace activities, as well as build better relationships.

Clue Detective introduces Puzzling for Mental Health in the Workplace  Packages for 2023!

A great way to bring your employees together and foster good mental health in the workplace is with a Clue Detective Workplace Puzzling Webinar package.  

The Clue Detective Online Puzzle Portal acts as a hub where employees can get together in a group to solve one puzzles in the one place, from different office locations via Zoom or Teams.  Individual staff members can also log in from anywhere when they are off-site (ie. home, during the daily commute to and from work) to solve a puzzle.  

Your company’s Workplace Puzzling Webinar includes:

  • 12 month’s access to the Clue Detective Online Puzzle Portal for all your employees
  • An training puzzling webinar (held via Zoom)
  • Secure authenticated login
  • Ongoing support 
  • Additional puzzling sessions (extra fees apply)

Contact us today for more information and a quote.

Register for a free trial

To register for a free trial session below, please let us know the date you wish to attend in the Message field.  We will send you a separate Zoom invite to the event.

All events begin at 11 am and run for up to an hour.

If you cannot make it at this time, we are happy to organised an appointment time that suits you.

17 February 2023

17 March 2023

21 April 2023

19 May 2023

16 June 2023

21 July 2023

18 August 2023

15 September 2023

20 October 2023

17 November 2023

8 December 2023


21 January 2024

Please note: Alternative times can be arranged by appointment.