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Employer guidance to supporting mental health

Despite increased awareness of mental health conditions, many companies still believe that, when it comes to dealing with employees’ mental health, they only need to seek legal advice when a disability discrimination claim is made against them.

Article by: Lindsey Knowles | Published: 16 May 2019

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Guide to compassionate leadership to combat mental health

Some £42billion is lost in productivity in the UK each year due to mental health issues. This is not just though absenteeism, it is also through presenteeism - where you can be at work, at your desk but be totally unproductive if your mind is not fit and healthy.

Article by: Chris Parnham | Published: 4 April 2019

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Mental health – recognising the signs you’re struggling 

Mental health concerns are often not clear-cut and often people do not realise that they may have a problem. This is why it is vital to look after your mental health at all times. Mental health issues are more than just receiving a diagnosis and then going for treatment.

Article by: Victoria Anderson | Published: 23 January 2019

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Workplace mental health: Time to implement change

The impact of employee mental ill-health on business is now well-established. It costs employers somewhere between £33 and £42 billion every year, with 70 million work days lost due to people calling in sick as a result of mental ill-health. Contributor Ali Grodzki, Associate - Herbert Smith Freehills.

Article by: Ali Grodzki | Published: 19 December 2018

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Ignoring mental health links straight to absenteeism

Employers must not to ignore the mental health of their staff - which is linked to millions of days lost in sickness every year. Openness around mental health issues leads to a happier, healthier and more productive workforce. We need to encourage a culture of talking about mental health issues, just like any other illness.

Article by: Nicky Maidment | Published: 8 December 2018

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Managing stress in the workplace in the run up to Christmas

In the run up to Christmas, demands at work and home can be sky-high, leaving people feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Shorter days during winter can mean there’s little time to get organised and many struggle with mental health related issues such as anxiety and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Article by: Mark Pinches | Published: 26 November 2018

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Tips for good mental health in the workplace

Lots of people find work good for their mental health for many reasons. A fulfilling work role can help to develop a positive sense of identity. A steady source of income can help to have a stable, comfortable and enjoyable home and social life. The workplace can provide opportunities to have contact and develop friendships with others.

Article by: Unknown | Published: 17 October 2018

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Tackling mental illness with data

New research from mental health charity Mind[ii] has highlighted that poor mental health affects half of all UK employees, however, only half of those who have experienced stress, anxiety or low mood told their employer how they felt. Contributor Anna Spender.

Article by: Anna Spender | Published: 6 October 2018

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Why is mental health so prevalent among businesses today?

If someone works full time from their mid-twenties until retirement they will spend more time at work than with their family. Given how much time people spend at work and the increasing cost of employee turnover, is it any surprise many organisations and businesses are trying to make their environments happier and healthier?

Article by: Karen Meager | Published: 25 August 2018

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Supporting mental health of expat employees

Research reveals organisations with employees working overseas are falling short when it comes to providing dedicated mental health support. Only 34 percent of employers were found to have a specific policy in place, such as an employee assistance programme.

Article by: Sarah Dennis | Published: 14 August 2018