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    90% of workplaces fail to offer menopause support

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    Only 3% of workplaces have policies focusing on the menopause, with almost a quarter of menopausal women calling in sick as a result of their symptoms, according to new data. Forth With Life, a company that provides blood sample analysis and bio-marker tracking to promote and support health and wellbeing, recently undertook a survey exploring […]

    Westfield Health initiative to support workplace wellbeing

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    Not-for-profit wellbeing provider Westfield Health has launched an online initiative to support workplace health and wellbeing. The aim is to educate employers across the UK on how they can make a positive difference within their organisation. With over half (54%) of businesses reporting that they don’t have any measures in place to support the health […]

    Invisible illness: How to support employees suffering in silence

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    In an ideal world, employees should be able to discuss any medical problem with their employer even if they are not immediately apparent. But, in reality, invisible illnesses are often not disclosed due to embarrassment, a lack of awareness or understanding, and a stigma surrounding certain conditions. Sadly, this means that employees aren’t able to get the […]

    Doctor or dentist appointment? You’ll need a note for that

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    Taking time off work to see the doctor or dentist can often be a struggle, through work commitments and other issues that affect our daily working lives. However, if the only time a member of staff can see a dentist or GP is during contracted hours, what legal rights do they have to keep the […]

    Crohn’s Disease: Some tips for coping at work with an “Invisible Illness”

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    By Kelsea Lindsey, Executive Assistant, American Express Global Business Travel It was 2010. I was 19 years old, studying at university and generally loving life. Out of nowhere, I started getting constant stomach pains, so bad that I would throw up. Six months and a nauseating number of tests later, I was finally diagnosed with […]

    8 of 10 Brits admit to ‘presenteeism’ in the workplace

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    ‘Presenteeism’ – that is, coming back to work when still ill – has more than tripled since 2010. According to a recent CIPD survey, 86 per cent of employees admitting they had observed Presenteeism in the workplace. Research by the Centre of Mental shows Presenteeism from Mental Health alone is estimated to cost the UK […]

    What would happen to your body if you swapped your car for a bike?

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    Cycling to work is better for your health, mentally and physically. The UK is a nation of hardcore commuters. The average worker in the UK today will spend over a year of their life commuting to and from — and it’s taking its toll on us mentally and physically. Merlin Cycles challenged the commuting status […]

    Harley Street Concierge shares new cancer support guide for employers

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    To coincide with World Cancer Day (February 4, 2019), Harley Street Concierge has compiled a new guide to ensure employers are offering the right support to staff with a cancer diagnosis. As today marks World Cancer Day (February 4, 2019), specialist cancer care provider Harley Street Concierge (HSC) has detailed its new guide to support […]

    Eynsham Hall: Serious about well-being

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    Coming up with new ideas to promote well-being among a team and keep morale high can be difficult due to workloads and time constraints, however Eynsham Hall believes it has it all under one roof. We all know that employee well-being isn’t just another box to tick. Keeping your staff healthy, motivated and happy is […]

    Interview: Capita on why well-being is crucial to business travellers

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    For those who are booking travel and those who are are taking the trip, health and wellness is a huge factor many need to consider. PA Life’s Recommended Supplier, Capita Travel & Events’ Matthew Holman, head of travel well-being and Jonti Dalal-Small, head of behavioural science, reveal how employees can monitor their health and why […]