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    Women working overseas need to be offered more support regarding health issues, according to Towergate Health & Protection

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    Women experience unique health issues and conditions including pregnancy, gynaecological conditions and menopause. Other issues, such as breast cancer and osteoporosis, affect men too but impact women more often.  Sarah Dennis, Head of International at Towergate Health & Protection, says: “It is imperative that support is available for women’s health issues both on a physical […]

    Burnout symptoms increase for 24% of UK employees

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    Ahead of National Stress Awareness Day on Wednesday November 4th, workplace health experts outline why we need to be more prepared than ever to deal with workplace burnout following a steep rise in online searches for symptoms. Research into Google search data revealing online searching habits show that we’re in danger of a January 2021 […]

    Towergate Health & Protection launches winter survival checklist 

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    Clocks change Sunday 25th October and for many this could be a depressing time. From dark evenings to the pressure of working from home, employees need support to help improve their health and wellbeing. To help with the isolation this winter, Towergate Health & Protection has launched a survival checklist for SMEs to support employees […]

    UK office workers dreading WFH during the winter

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    Four in 10 British office workers fear their mental health and wellbeing will suffer if they have to spend another six months working from home. The study of 2,000 employees found 41 per cent already feel more anxious and isolated than ever before, after already spending months cooped up. Missing out on office banter, feeling […]

    Mental health support from employers is the priority for employees

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    Out of the four key pillars of wellbeing (mental, financial, physical and social), mental wellbeing is the number one priority that employees believe their employer should be responsible for supporting – with half (49%) of employees choosing this over the other areas of wellbeing, shows research from GRiD, the group risk industry body. And when […]

    Managers must put on their own mental wellbeing ‘oxygen mask’ so they can support staff

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    Being top of the tree doesn’t protect people from mental wellbeing issues. In fact it’s the opposite. The mental wellbeing of business owners and managers can often take a back seat as they deal with the responsibilities of managing staff and the business. And this can be magnified for SMEs, where they don’t have the […]

    Leaders warned that second wave will be more challenging for employees, depression rates double

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    As more of the UK moves into lockdown and the UK Government urges employees to work from home again, business psychologist Dannielle Haig has warned businesses that they need to prioritise employee wellbeing as the second wave is set to be mentally more challenging. Recent research from the Office for National Statistics found that by […]

    Second lockdown could spur second wave of mental ill-health among business leaders

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    More than three quarters of business leaders (78%) have experienced poor mental health during the pandemic and experts are warning that tighter COVID restrictions could spur a new wave, exacerbated by pressures on business, the economy and reduced personal freedoms. This is according to Bupa Global’s Executive Wellbeing Index, the first to chart the impact […]

    Mental health ‘perfect storm’ will affect millions this Winter

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    The UK is possibly facing its biggest ever mental health crisis since the WWII this winter as a combination of many factors will contribute to the low mood and poor mental health of millions of employees working from home. According to the ONS (Office for National Statistics) 69% of adults in the UK are saying […]


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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, […]