‘Leave all your personal problems at work’, is often a phrase thrown around in a professional albeit casual sense, but it’s not as easily said than it is done, as shutting one’s personal problems out completely from a potentially stressful environment is something we all wish we could do. Mental health has a much higher […]
How businesses are helping to support mental well-being in the workplace
Mental health struggles and burnout costing the UK economy £1.4bn a year
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 […]
National Stress Awareness Month: Brexit detrimental to Brits’ mental health
Wellbeing charity Ben says Brexit is having a detrimental effect on Brits’ mental health, with workplace issues such as job security for employees and bosses grappling with the future of their business taking a toll. The new data identifies potential correlation between key Brexit events since the 2016 referendum and poor levels of mental health […]
National Stress Awareness Month: How can Brits improve their work-life balance?
We have an important issue to address as almost one third of UK workers feel they have a poor work-life balance. CT Shirts investigates… We have investigated how the UK can improve and taken some tips from other countries. It can take its toll on our home life happiness, relationships and mental health, so this is not […]
National Stress Awareness Month 2019: Get involved!
April 1st marks the start of this year’s National Stress Awareness Month, which PA Life is supporting though a series of print and online editorial content – and we want to hear your views. National Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 and sees health care professionals and health promotion experts across […]
The small things that have big health benefits
The reason many of us fail in the campaign to become fit and healthy is because of the complete overhaul we try to force on our lifestyle but instead of completely changing your lifestyle, Vincenzo Ferrara looks at how a few small changes can help you smash your goal. There are many diets, fads and […]
2018 Top reasons for work-related stress last year and how to deal with them in 2019
The start of the New Year means that you’ve hopefully forgotten the troubles of the past and can concentrate on a fresh new you. But with almost 600,000 workers who suffered stress-related illnesses in 2018, how can we make sure that you feel better over the next 12 months? Recent figures from Health and Safety […]
Opinion: Why learning to say ‘no’ at work could improve your wellbeing
As an assistant it’s not always easy to say ‘no’, especially to your boss but for your wellbeing and sanity sometimes it’s important to avoid constantly saying ‘yes’. Dr Audrey Tang is a chartered psychologist and author, discusses why it’s important to remember to say no. View saying yes as filling a glass – there will come […]
How to motivate yourself to get back to work in January
Going back to work in January is for most people, the least motivated you’ll feel all year, due to the early sunsets and dragging ourselves out of bed after enjoying a week of lie-ins. Vincenzo Ferrara shares some helpful hints below to give you the best advice that should help you feel more awake and motivated […]
Not paid enough to care?
When many of us get asked to complete tasks at work that make us overly stressed, we often resort to completing the job while well in the knowledge that we aren’t paid anywhere near the amount of our boss – whose job it actually is to complete the task or make the decision. PAs are […]