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World Mental Health Day: 14 ways to help your staff’s mental health this winter

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By Thom Dennis, CEO at Serenity in Leadership World Mental Health Day (10th of October) is nearly upon us and after unprecedented global change and trauma, where many of us became ill, developed long term chronic symptoms, lost loved ones, lost jobs, weren’t able to socialise, had to home educate our children, developed an increasingly […]

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 […]

2019 World Mental Health Day: Nearly half of us need more support

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October 10th of this year marks World Mental Health Day, a global day for mental health education and awareness. The conversation around mental health is changing. But there is still so much that needs to be done. Poor mental health can have a devastating impact on businesses and of course the employees themselves.  Mental health disorders […]

What to do if your team member is struggling with their mental health

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Mental health can often go unnoticed, so it is crucial that managers are aware of what to look out for and how to deal with the health of an employee. Vicki Field, HR director at London Doctors Clinic, shares some helpful tips. Mental health is one of the fastest growing reasons for absence in the […]

Opinion: A manager’s guide to supporting staff with mental ill-health

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We all have mental health and sometimes, like our physical health, it can become unwell. Mental health is just as important as physical health – and tending to our invisible ailments needs the same level of intentionality as a visible illness. But, what should managers do to make sure their employees’ mental health is taken […]

World Mental Health Day 2018: Top PA Life articles that raise mental health awareness

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World Mental Health Day 2018 is upon us, October 10, is a day to raise awareness towards mental health, rather than shy away into the background and try to remain unnoticed. To help raise awareness of the cause that affects so many of us in one way or another, we have been through the PA […]

How to Deal With Mental Health Discrimination at Work

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Today, October 10, is World Mental Health Day which is designed to educate, raise awareness and remove the stigma of mental health. Mental health issues affect millions of people across the country and impact businesses and employees alike. Five million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/2017 – with women […]

Companies need to track absences more closely to uncover mental health issues in their workforce

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Should companies track absences to help uncover mental health issues in their workforce? Is an idea suggested by Adrian Lewis, director at Activ Absence, to help overcome stigmas and better support staff suffering from mental health conditions. Research from health insurer BHSF found that a fifth (42%) of UK employees call in sick citing a […]