Charity urges bosses to take mental health seriously as one in four leaves job
Nov01

Charity urges bosses to take mental health seriously as one in four leaves job

One in four people working in human resources and administration has left a job due to mental health problems, research by first aid charity St John Ambulance has found.   The survey of 1,000 employees responsible for booking first aid courses with the charity also showed a tenth of employers did not recognise stress as a condition, despite being aware of it as a growing problem.     The findings were revealed as St John Ambulance...

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Employers must introduce more flexibility to support new Fathers who are physically and emotionally worn out
Jun06

Employers must introduce more flexibility to support new Fathers who are physically and emotionally worn out

It’s Men’s Health Week from 11-17 June, an annual event that seeks to raise awareness about health issues affecting men. This year the focus is on diabetes, but previous years have looked at waistlines, stress and work and health issues.   Talking Talent, a coaching consultancy leading the gender diversity agenda is marking this week by highlighting the challenges and pressures facing new Dads at work and calling on employers to...

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Mental health terminology being misused despite growing awareness
Mar12

Mental health terminology being misused despite growing awareness

  New research from Bupa shows more than half of UK adults (53%) believe that people are more aware of mental health conditions than they were five years ago, however many (49%) are using words such as ‘schizophrenic’ and ‘autistic’ to describe themselves incorrectly.   Looking across the genders, the research shows that women are more likely to misuse mental health descriptors when talking about themselves (55%). However men, and...

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Paul Finch discusses “how to support the well being of your remote workers”
Sep05

Paul Finch discusses “how to support the well being of your remote workers”

Paul Finch, CEO A People Business and Founder Red Trouser Day UK organisations are currently losing £100m every year because of work-related stress, depression and anxiety and as more employees work from home or remotely, poorly managed flexible working practices could mean this figure will rise. Many employees already feel uncomfortable talking about mental health in the workplace, but less contact with teams and management only...

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Mental wellbeing is an increasing priority for UK employers
May11

Mental wellbeing is an increasing priority for UK employers

The CIPD, recently found that the number of people that have experienced mental health problems, while in employment, has grown from a quarter to a third over the last five years. And, according to Punter Southall Health and Protection, a growing number of employers are now tackling mental health challenges by introducing wellbeing strategies focused on improving their workforce mental wellbeing. Marking Mental Health Awareness Week...

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Aviva Research reveals 8 million workers hiding secret stress
May11

Aviva Research reveals 8 million workers hiding secret stress

  25% of people said they had taken a day off work with stress but blamed it on a physical illness A third of people have taken a day off because of stress at some stage of their career Money is the most common cause of stress, followed by relationships   New research from Aviva has revealed a startling number of British workers are suffering from stress – but taking steps to hide it from their employers. A quarter of people...

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Rise in employees seeking help for mental illness
May11

Rise in employees seeking help for mental illness

Lifeworks say we shouldn’t be alarmed – more staff are choosing to seek support as employers encourage more openness One of the UK’s largest Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and Wellbeing providers, LifeWorks has reported that they recorded a 40 percent increase in the number of calls to its service from staff suffering from anxiety and depression last year and first quarter figures this year show a 25 percent...

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Mental Health support should be so much more than just ‘talking’, says RedArc Nurses
May11

Mental Health support should be so much more than just ‘talking’, says RedArc Nurses

Employees with mental health conditions can significantly benefit from a broad range of help that goes beyond the standard ‘talking’ therapies that are often associated with typical Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs), according to RedArc nurses. Of the referrals that RedArc receives to its personal nurse adviser service – which includes experienced registered mental health nurses – around two thirds (63%) of mental...

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How to stop the black dog from becoming the elephant in the room
May11

How to stop the black dog from becoming the elephant in the room

Michelle Chance, Head of Employment Practice at Bond Dickinson LLP shares some positive strategies that can help employers effectively manage mental illness in the workplace. Prince Harry talking openly and publicly about the effect of his mother’s death on his mental health recently has done wonders for dispelling the myth that we need to have a stiff upper lip and it is inappropriate to talk openly about our emotional...

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Companies must use technology to tackle rising workplace mental health issues
May10

Companies must use technology to tackle rising workplace mental health issues

Workplace absence costs UK businesses £18 billion per year in lost productivity, according to research by Firstcare[i] and The Centre for Economic and Business, and a rising number of absences are related to stress and anxiety. According to Firstcare, the number one cause of absence from work is musculoskeletal conditions, which are often associated with stress and poor posture.  The number two cause is stress and anxiety, creating a...

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