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    50% of UK adults would not be honest about time off work for mental health

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    Simone Biles’ withdrawal from the Olympic Games in order to look after her mental health has opened up discussions surrounding taking time away from work to manage mental wellbeing and whether people are able to be honest about this. Research carried out by not-for-profit healthcare provider Benenden Health found that only half (50%) of UK adults would […]

    Wolverhampton Wanderers and Paycare team up to support colleague wellbeing

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    Wolverhampton Wanderers staff looking after the wellbeing of their colleagues have undertaken specialist mental health training. A total of 11 Wolves staff have been trained by Kerry B Mitchell, Wellbeing Manager at Paycare – also based in the city. They undertook a two-day course accredited by Mental Health First Aid England, which included information about […]

    These are the top 30 most stressful life situations

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    First dates, work presentations and making phone calls to strangers are among the top 30 most stressful situations in life, according to research. A study of 2,000 UK adults found deadlines for work, bumping into an ex-partner and forgetting something important are other things which cause unnecessary distress. But running late to something like an […]

    Languishing among employees: 6 measures employers can take

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    New advice from employee wellbeing specialist Tictrac reveals what employers can do to support staff who find themselves in a state of languishing at work. The occurrence of languishing among employees is rising with a New York Times article describing the state as ‘the neglected middle child of mental health… the void between depression and flourishing’. […]

    Female workplace resilience dives 68% vs males, says study

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    Findings from a new report have revealed new insights into UK workplace resilience and wellbeing across age, sector, staff level and gender categories, suggesting the groups that could potentially be most at risk of burnout. The Wraw Resilience Report examined resilience and wellbeing data across almost 9,500 employees between July 2018 and January 2021 and […]

    145% spike in counselling needs as lockdown eases

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    Employers may think that the easing of lockdown will result in an improvement in mental health, but figures released today by Towergate Health & Protection suggest that employees may be in greater need of support than ever. Figures from one of firm’s leading employee assistance programme (EAP) providers show a pronounced increase in utilisation as […]

    How to provide the best benefits for both in-person and remote teams

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    By Alex Hind, CEO, Heka… The COVID pandemic has undoubtedly caused disruptions to the traditional style of business operations around the world. With July 19th proclaimed ‘Freedom Day’ in the UK, business leaders are confident in rethinking their post-pandemic workplace cultures, and anticipating a speedy return to the office. There are many, however, who will […]

    How To: Make sleep a top management priority

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    Most of us accept that good quality and enough sleep is essential to human survival and is vital to our mental and physical health.  Sleep has a profound impact on our neurological performance and is essentially food for the brain. Given its importance, forward thinking businesses should make sleep a top management priority, according to […]

    13 million ‘inadequately managed’ while working remotely during pandemic

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    New research from Office Furniture Online has found that three in four UK employees who have worked from home for the majority of the last 12 months (77%) experienced some sort of managerial problem. Meanwhile, over a quarter (26%) of people feel as though their mental health hasn’t been considered while working from home. The […]

    Why holidays are so important – this year more than ever

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    By Dr Lynda Shaw, neuroscientist, business psychologist and change specialist The past year has been incredibly tough and unpredictable, and the uncertainty and constant changes have increased our stress and anxiety levels. Many of us are hoping to take a holiday this summer, whether that is in this country or perhaps abroad. Here is why […]