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    How SMEs can look after staff wellbeing during the festive season

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    As the festive season approaches, it is tempting for many small businesses to see this as an opportunity to make up for lost time and lost revenues following the pandemic and not take time off. However, this added pressure and stress may lead to wellbeing issues for employees, particular those for whom lockdowns, closures and […]

    Five ways for employers to improve men’s health and wellbeing

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    This Men’s Health Awareness month, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing is raising awareness of the growing mental and physical health risks for men and offering businesses five ways to better support men’s health and wellbeing. Research from the UK charity Men’s Health Forum highlights that one man in five dies before he reaches 65 in the UK. 75% […]

    Bored of work? The typical Brit needs a break every 46 days

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    A survey of 2,000 adults found their tiredness levels, effectiveness at work and general mood suffers if they wait any longer before enjoying a trip away. A third also admit they find it harder to concentrate if they go without a holiday for too long. However, those polled only manage to escape the daily grind […]

    ‘Burnout build-up’: stark warning for businesses as demand for support soars by 221%

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    Experts are warning that we’re seeing a ‘burnout build-up’ for employees, which is likely to grow as we move into the winter months. The last three months have seen a 221% spike in searches for ‘signs of burnout’, according to Google search data. This is the culmination of a year of heightened risk of burnout […]

    Anxiety and inequality rife in post-COVID business

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    New research shows that feelings of anxiety, mounting pressure, and hesitancy to transition back to the workplace is still very common amongst employees, with many feeling that the work environment is not welcoming, supportive or positive. The research, conducted by Lucid and Vitreous World, surveyed individuals across the UK to analyse employee sentiment and the impact of […]

    Managers may fail to see invisible stresses of home workers, says report

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    Managers in the increasingly digital, knowledge-fuelled and hybrid working environment may not be able to see the “invisible” strains on workers juggling home life and their workloads. That’s according to a report by Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA), which says employers need to be more aware of factors that could impact mental workload and do more […]

    Why mental health is so important in the workplace

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    By Tiffany Victoria, Assistant Manager at ZEDRA… Mental health is a uniquely personal topic and can often be seen as something you only discuss with your closest family and friends. However, I think it is so important to dismantle the stigma around mental health in the workplace and encourage people to discuss their mental health […]

    Stress and anxiety worst for Gen Y employees – report

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    According to research conducted by GRiD, the industry body for group risk, employers believe that their Gen Y employees are affected by stress and anxiety more than any other generation. In three out of four areas, Gen Y (age 26-44) is affected more than any other demographic: Fifty-eight per cent are affected by stress and […]

    Male employees not accessing mental health support: Latest figures show twice as many women than men asking for help

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    Women in the workplace are twice as likely as their male colleagues to ask for help with emotional wellbeing, according to the very latest figures provided by Towergate Health & Protection. While data shows that women are generally more likely to suffer from mental health conditions and are more likely to have suicidal thoughts, men […]

    People who most need mental health support struggle to get it

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    There are a lot of support services that offer mental health support, however many do not cater for more complex and enduring mental health issues, such as severe depression, trauma and psychiatric disorders. Many support services are only limited to mild to moderate mental health issues, such as low mood and anxiety, for instance via […]