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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, […]

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% […]

Companies need to track absences more closely to uncover mental health issues in their workforce

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Should companies track absences to help uncover mental health issues in their workforce? Is an idea suggested by Adrian Lewis, director at Activ Absence, to help overcome stigmas and better support staff suffering from mental health conditions. Research from health insurer BHSF found that a fifth (42%) of UK employees call in sick citing a […]

Can working as a remote freelancer actually damage your mental health?

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One can be the loneliest number — many UK freelancers feel lonely and isolated following leap to self-employment Half of workers are expected to go freelance by 2020, however despite the many highs to working solo, there are some surprising lows according to a new Epson EcoTank survey. The survey has revealed both sides of freelance life, […]

38% OF WORKERS HAVE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS DUE TO MONEY WORRIES

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Equifax white paper shows that financial wellbeing of staff could hamper workplace productivity and lead to absenteeism. London, August 2018 – Mental health is one of the biggest causes of sickness absence in the UK, according to theOffice for National Statistics. And a new white paper for employers, published by credit information provider Equifax, underlines […]

Join IAM at its Mental Health Awareness event

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Next month, the Institute of Administrative Managements (IAM) is hosting an event to mark Mental Health Awareness Day. Taking place on May 17 at the Wesley Hotel, London, from 6 to 8pm, the discussion will look at understanding what mental distress is, how it occurs and the effect it has on individuals, families and the […]