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Why is anxiety is a growing issue in the workplace?

Health Assured, the UK and Ireland’s leading largest independent and award-winning employee assistance programme (EAP) provider, has seen a dramatic 116% increase in the number of anxiety-related calls to their helpline over the last 3 years.

Contributor: Bertrand Stern-Gillet, CEO - Health Assured | Published: 24 May 2023

Investment in wellbeing essential to the UK economy

An industry group comprising more than 50 of the best-known brands and businesses in Britain is calling on all employers to invest in employee health and wellbeing as the cost of living continues to rise.

Contributor: Sir Cary Cooper, Co-Chair - National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work | Published: 23 May 2023

The things you never thought HR would have to manage

You could be forgiven for thinking that HR’s role is limited to hiring and firing. But in reality, there’s a lot more to it than that. And by a lot, we sure do mean A LOT.

Contributor: Kate Palmer, HR Advice & Consultancy Director - Peninsula | Published: 22 May 2023

Not every negative feeling is a mental health concern

It is essential to appreciate that not every negative feeling is a mental health concern. Life is, at times, sad and stressful, but stress is not always anxiety, and sadness is not necessarily depression.

Contributor: Christine Husbands, MD - RedArc Nurses | Published: 22 May 2023

Many employees not supported in cost of living crisis

New research suggests that employer support for cash-strapped workers could disappear even though the cost-of-living crisis is not yet over. Around three-quarters of organisations have introduced measures to ease employees’ money worries – including financial wellbeing advice, one-off payments, inflationary-based pay rises and interest free loans. 

Contributor: Charles Butterworth - Access People | Published: 22 May 2023

The hidden cost of anxiety

To help employees suffering from anxiety, Emma Capper, UK Wellbeing Leader at Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing (HEBW), is urging businesses to normalise conversations about anxiety and to recognise that if someone is suffering from anxiety it can manifest itself in physical symptoms, as well as cognitive symptoms.

Contributor: Emma Capper, UK Wellbeing Leader - Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing | Published: 21 May 2023

One-in-three employees face mental health challenges

New research from employee engagement leader Sodexo Engage highlights the prevalence of mental health challenges among UK employees and offers insights on how businesses can provide support

Contributor: Graham James, Director - Sodexo Engage | Published: 20 May 2023


Government gives more clarity on changes to EU laws

Last September, the government announced that by the end of 2023, all EU-derived laws were to expire unless positive action was taken to either retain or amend them, which instigated ambiguity as to what changes would affect businesses. But now the goalposts have changed again.

Contributor: Kate Palmer, HR Advice & Consultancy Director | Published: 20 May 2023