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Lack of menopause support is failing women in the workplace

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Millions of women are at risk of disciplinary action and failed promotions due to a lack of understanding and support around the menopause from their employer. According to new research from not-for-profit healthcare provider, Benenden Health, only a fifth of employees (19%) are aware of any kind of awareness or available support at work for when they suffer […]

Almost half of UK workers would hide health issues from their employer

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Almost half of UK employees would not talk to their employer if they were experiencing a health issue, having a detrimental impact on business performance and culture, according to new research from not-for-profit healthcare provider, Benenden Health. As many as 41% of individuals reported that they wouldn’t feel confident discussing any health issue with their employer, […]

50% of UK adults would not be honest about time off work for mental health

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Simone Biles’ withdrawal from the Olympic Games in order to look after her mental health has opened up discussions surrounding taking time away from work to manage mental wellbeing and whether people are able to be honest about this. Research carried out by not-for-profit healthcare provider Benenden Health found that only half (50%) of UK adults would […]

Are you ready to return to the office? Many aren’t…

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More than a half a million UK employees could be made to return to their normal workplaces before they are comfortable doing so, according to new research from not-for-profit healthcare provider Benenden Health. When asked about their plans to return to the workplace as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, almost two thirds of SME business […]

Top tips for managing staff loneliness

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Ahead of Loneliness Awareness Week (June 14-18th), Naomi Thompson, Head of Organisational Development at Benenden Health, explains how employers can support team members struggling with loneliness as we slowly move away from COVID-19 restrictions… As lockdown eases and the national vaccine rollout continues successfully, many employers are working cautiously towards a partial or full reopening […]

Fifth of managers consider quitting as COVID burnout strikes

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More than six in ten UK managers have experienced burnout at work because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a fifth considering quitting their job as a result, according to new research from not-for-profit healthcare provider Benenden Health. Assessing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s workforce one year on, research has found that as […]

Five ways to support employees’ physical health whilst remote working

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One year on from the first COVID-19 lockdown, Cheryl Lythgoe, Matron at Benenden Health, offers advice to businesses on how they can support employees’ physical health whilst working from home… Twelve months ago, when many businesses up and down the country shifted their operations to home working, the prospect of employees setting up workspaces away from […]

How to ensure your mental wellbeing policy genuinely works for your employees

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By Naomi Thompson, Head of Organisational Development at Benenden Health If you asked employees what makes them stay in a job and what attracts them to a new opportunity, you could be forgiven for thinking that the usual answers of a good salary, free breakfast and a new laptop would top the list. However, it has […]

Five ways employers can help their team beat the January blues

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By Cheryl Lythgoe, Matron, Benenden Health Every year, one in four of us will have a mental health problem according to Mind. With the COVID-19 pandemic placing further strain on our mental wellbeing, this means it is more than likely that a member of your team could be living with mental health issues. At an already […]

Businesses risk losing top talent due to poor mental wellbeing support 

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Almost half of UK businesses have seen an employee move on because their mental wellbeing wasn’t being looked after, with a quarter losing a key member of their workforce. According to new research from not-for-profit healthcare provider, Benenden Health, 42% of UK businesses have experience of an employee leaving their company because their mental wellbeing wasn’t […]

UK BUSINESSES LOSE 40 MILLION WORKING DAYS EACH YEAR THROUGH POOR MENTAL HEALTH

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More than 11 million UK working adults have taken time off work for poor mental wellbeing, costing businesses an estimated 40 million working days each year, according to new research from not-for-profit healthcare provider, Benenden Health. As many as a third (35%) of UK employees took time off work due to poor mental health in 2019, […]

Managing feelings of loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Ahead of Loneliness Awareness Week (June 15th-19th), Naomi Thompson, Head of Organisational Development at Benenden Health, provides insight into how employers can help keep feelings of loneliness at bay for their remote and furloughed employees. As the Government has recently announced its furlough scheme will be extended to October 2020 and some businesses are still operating […]

Mental Health Awareness Week: How can employers foster a culture of openness?

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For Mental Health Awareness Week Naomi Thompson, Head of Organisational Development at Benenden Health, provides insight into how employers can create a culture of openness around mental health … As the COVID-19 crisis puts a strain on the nation’s mental health, employers must ensure they have a plan in place to support the wellbeing of […]

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: EMPLOYEES CALL FOR BUSINESSES TO DO MORE TO Help

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Employers must do more to support the mental health of their staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, as new research shows up to 23 million people in the UK could be struggling with poor mental wellbeing as a result of the current climate. The research, carried out by not-for-profit healthcare provider Benenden Health, showed that 35% […]

Absent without leave over Christmas? A quarter of Millennials will be

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For many UK employees the pressures of juggling family, health and care demands alongside work commitments are a cause of major stress, anxiety and unplanned absences from work. That’s according to new research from Benenden Health, which says although a quarter of employees (25%) said unapproved absences from work had been down to over indulgence […]

Why being ‘always on’ can reduce productivity

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By Helen Smith, Chief Commercial Officer, Benenden Health We live in a world that is obsessed with technology. On average we check our phones 85 times a day. For some, it’s the first thing they do when they wake up. This obsession has certainly affected the way some businesses operate. Employees are able to make phone […]