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      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 […]


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      Wellbeing amongst PAs and EAs has taken a dive since lockdown restrictions were enforced, according to a new survey by recruiting expert Hays. As the UK recognises Mental Health Awareness Week, Hays urges employers to consider the effect working remotely in lockdown is having on their staff. From a survey of over 16,200 respondents, 325 […]


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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% […]

      EventWell launches #step300k Challenge

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      EventWell, the charitable social enterprise, educating and campaigning for better mental health and wellbeing in the events industry, has launched a new fitness and wellbeing challenge for the events industry. The #step300k challenge as part of National Walking Month and Mental Health Awareness Week in May and aims to encourage and motivate event professionals to be looking […]

      2019 Mental Health Awareness Day: Centre yourself with PA Life Courses

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      PA Life has teamed up with New Skills Academy to offer our readers access to a hand-picked selection of essential personal and professional development courses. Available via the PA Life website and specially curated by an expert team, the 104 courses include essential guides to workplace wellness and wellbeing, encompassing:- Assertiveness Skills Certification Boost your […]

      Half of managers think workers with mental health issues are a ‘liability’

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      A study of British senior managers found that 51 percent admit that they consider a worker who is mentally unwell to be a liability, with 65 percent saying they thought talking about mental health at work was a sign of weakness. A fifth admit they have felt in the past that a member of staff […]

      Mental health struggles and burnout costing the UK economy £1.4bn a year

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      British workers are still uncomfortable disclosing mental health issues or burnout, with nearly a quarter (23%) admitting they would rather take an unexplained sick day than discuss their issues with their employers.   Indeed, the research carried out by HR software provider Breathe found 40% of employees are uncomfortable calling in sick to their employer […]

      MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: Key reasons why mental health needs to be addressed by businesses

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      Andy Dean, Simon Stapleton and Tim Evans, co-founders of Neurotech company Truthsayers, discuss five reasons why the mental wellbeing of employees is such a key concern in the workplace… 1. Mental health is a corporate responsibility It is important for employers to recognise the role they play in managing employee mental health and the benefits […]

      MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: How can technology help reduce stress in the workplace?

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      59% of UK adults experience stress in the workplace but could business technology provide a means to help reduce this figure? The combination of technology and mental health can often have negative connotations. There is plenty of media attention surrounding the negative impact the former can have on the latter. In fact, there is research […]

      VIDEO: Stressed Brits checking email in the middle of the night – Are you one of them?

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      One in three Brits are so stressed at work they have checked their emails in the middle of the night, a study has found. Researchers, commissioned by eve Sleep in partnership with the charity Mental Health UK to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, polled 2,000 adults and found 79 per cent struggle to switch […]