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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

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Five steps to improved workplace wellness

Employee wellness is all about ensuring staff are happy and healthy in and out of work. Mental health-related presenteeism costs employers up to three times the cost of mental health-related absence so it’s more important than ever for businesses to take action and take greater responsibility for the wellbeing of employees.

Article by: Richard Holmes | Published: 3 August 2018

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Life’s ups and downs

Did you know more than 7 billion elevator journeys take place every day? However, according to a recent survey by thyssenkrupp Elevator and YouGov, there is not much conversation taking place in them as more than two-thirds (66 percent) of people won’t speak a word during their journey.

Article by: Luis Ramos | Published: 27 July 2018

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I’m suffering from depression – how do I tell my boss?

In today’s economic climate, many can be forgiven for feeling ‘grateful’ to have a job and therefore all too easily the added pressures of working life get accepted rather than questioned. Many may even consider it a weakness to suggest they are unable to cope.

Article by: Paul McLaren | Published: 9 July 2018

UAE – Mental health should be a priority for expatriate professionals

Today’s fast-paced and highly competitive work environment means the mental wellbeing of employees needs to be a key focus for businesses. The impact, in terms of developing and maintaining a healthy and productive workplace, can offer significant competitive advantages over the long-term. Mental ill health is still extremely common among employees, and it’s no different in the Middle East. While the UAE offers an exhilarating working and living environment, it can initially feel overwhelming for those who are often expected to hit the ground running, with little support with the myriad personal issues which are inherent with moving to a new country.

Article by: Tanya Dharamshi | Published: 4 July 2018

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The dandelion principle
Print – Issue 164 | Article of the Week

In recent years, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis has increased significantly. Existing studies show that for these individuals with specific life skills challenges, the process of finding and keeping meaningful employment can present significant difficulties.

Article by: Ian Iceton | Published: 20 June 2018

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How to deal with stress: time management

Have you ever been overwhelmed by work and everyday chores? So was I, before I found peace of mind with these effective time management methods. I act as the Development Lead for Headsted UK, work as a software consultant in my day job, and do my part in taking care of our household with four kids.

Article by: Toni Vanhala | Published: 16 June 2018

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Top tips for reducing stress at work

Safeguarding employees’ mental health and wellbeing is becoming a boardroom priority for businesses as it helps to ensure that their people thrive, and are at their best at work and home. We partner with businesses – big and small – across the UK to help their employees manage their mental well being.

Article by: Luke James | Published: 9 June 2018

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Mental health-related issues across five key sectors

Aon's Benefits and Trends Survey 2018 showed marked sector differences in the number of UK employers reporting employee stress and mental health-related illnesses. Of the five markets analysed, the Legal and Professional Services sector showed the highest incidence of employers (82 percent) that reported an increase in mental health-related illness in their workforces.

Article by: Mark Witte | Published: 3 June 2018

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Why are so many Millennials suffering Mental Health issues?

Millennials are considered an anxious generation, which is often attributed to an obsession with technology, overbearing parents and the stress that comes with trying to fit into a social media-driven world. But, according to experts, the anxiety and often depression experienced by young adults lies in uncertainty.

Article by: Diane Gault | Published: 21 May 2018