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    Quarter of workers have complained of stress at work but received no support

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    Figures released in the fourth annual Employee Insight Report from Capita reveal that one in four workers (26%) say they have complained to their employers about stress levels but have received no support. With new statistics released on National Stress Awareness Day, the report shows stress is prevalent among the vast majority of UK workers, […]

    127 million hours of sick leave taken last year due to mental health problems

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    Recent research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found that mental health problems including stress, depression and anxiety are the leading cause of workplace absence in the UK, after minor illnesses. The report also showed that the number of days taken off work with mental health problems has increased 25% year on year […]

    World Mental Health Day: Time for employers to make positive mental health a top priority, experts say

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    On World Mental Health Day, the employee benefits specialist Secondsight and mental health charity Minding Your Business are calling on employers across the UK to help remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues by educating their staff and encouraging discussion – making mental health a top priority. The organisations’ approach ties in with this year’s […]

    World Mental Health Day: Poor sleep affects employee productivity

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    To coincide with World Mental Health Day, digital medicine company Big Health has released research that details the impact poor sleep has on mental wellbeing and recovery. The results show insomnia affects approximately 69% of adults with depression. Poor sleep also increases the risks of developing anxiety and depression and acts as a barrier to successful treatment. British respondents to […]

    World Mental Health Day: Almost half of UK workers know someone who’s had to give up work because of stress

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    Research released in the fourth annual Employee Insight Report from Capita Employee Benefits reveals that almost half of UK workers (44%) know a colleague who has had to give up work because of stress, while more than a third of people (36%) say that colleagues have complained about feeling stressed to their employer, but received […]

    4 ways to get over unfair treatment at work

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    Life sometimes throws you a curveball, especially when it comes to work. If you’ve ever been passed up for a promotion that should’ve been yours or a colleague has disrespected you unduly, it can be difficult to recover. Luckily, Fast Company came up with four brilliant ways you can bounce back after unfair treatment. 1 […]

    You shouldn’t need to pull a sickie to have a mental health day

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    Businesses need to stop penalising employees when they legitimately take days off for the good of their mental health, and should even introduce ‘mental health home days’ to encourage loyalty, support and good communication in the workplace, according to cognitive psychologist and business neuroscientist Dr Lynda Shaw. Some companies in the US and Australia offer […]

    Almost 1 in 3 have experienced mental health issues while in employment

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    According to new research by the CIPD, the number of people saying that they have experienced mental health issues while in employment has climbed from a quarter to a third over the last five years. Despite this, the majority of employees still don’t feel that people experiencing mental health issues are supported well enough at […]

    BHWA & Men’s Health Forum call on employers to help bulldoze stigma surrounding ‘stress’ taboo

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    Men’s Health Week has returned (13-19 June) and this year aims to lessen the stigma surrounding stress and mental health in general among men. Both practice and research confirm that men are less likely to admit to feeling stressed or engage in talk therapies for mental health Research has shown that there are typically far […]

    Mental illness could cost 50 million years of lost work

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    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a report that shows the stark reality of the cost of mental illness on businesses. The study estimates that 12 billion working days – equivalent to 50 million years – will be lost between now and 2030. The WHO has also found that failing to effectively treat mental […]