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Talk about women’s health to break down stigmas.

There has been a growing recognition of the importance of women’s health in the workplace. Businesses are beginning to acknowledge the need for support and policies tailored specifically to women's health needs, from menstruation and menopause to fertility treatments and female cancers. Similarly, government is taking a more active role in addressing women’s health concerns, as evidenced by the recent appointment of Helen Tomlinson as Menopause Employment Champion in the UK. Historically women’s health needs have often been overlooked by businesses, leading to significant challenges for women in the workplace.

Contributor: Emma Capper, UK Wellbeing Leader - Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing | Published: 23 March 2023

Employers going extra mile on wellbeing, but more needs to be done

Four in five (80%) employers have increased their health and wellbeing support or employee benefits to adapt to the changing circumstances of their staff, according to new research1 conducted during January 2023.

Contributor: Katharine Moxham, spokesperson - GRiD | Published: 16 March 2023

Health and wellbeing was 2022’s top employee benefit

Analysis of usage data of the employee benefits and rewards app Engage reveals the most used features, services and support, and confirms requests for GP support services were the app’s most used service last year.

Contributor: David McCormack, CEO - HIVE360 | Published: 17 February 2023

Rising workplace violence and harassment needs zero tolerance

A global safety charity is calling for reform of workplace policies after its research uncovered that a fifth of people worldwide (21%) have experienced at least one form of violence and harassment at work in their working lifetime.

Contributor: Dr Sarah Cumbers, Director of Evidence and Insight - Lloyd’s Register Foundation | Published: 10 February 2023

Workplace report points to worrying increase in suicidal thoughts

A study of 4,170 employees has revealed that the amount of professionals experiencing moderate to high levels of stress has increased, affecting 76% of our workforce, a year-on-year increase of 13%.

Contributor: Harry Bliss, CEO and Co-Founder - Champion Health | Published: 3 February 2023

Now wellbeing must cover four pillars: physical, mental, financial and social.

There is always a lot of noise around keeping fit and eating well in January, but health and wellbeing support needs to go much further than this. It must be based on a proper understanding of the issues but also of the workplace demographic and the specific needs of the employees. To obtain a return on the investment in wellbeing, employers must ensure it is targeted and tailored.

Contributor: Debra Clark, Head of Specialist Consulting - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 24 January 2023

Supporting expat employees on dry January

The harmful use of alcohol causes great risks to health and has significant social and economic consequences, it can also be detrimental to the wellbeing of friends, family, and colleagues. This is why, according to Towergate Health & Protection, employers should offer help with managing alcohol consumption, taking the opportunity to use Dry January as a call to action.

Contributor: Sarah Dennis, head of international at Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 12 January 2023

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Where are we now with health & safety?

Gavin Scarr Hall, Director of Health & Safety at Peninsula, reflects on the top five most reported health & safety issues of the year and how businesses can avoid them in 2023.

Contributor: Gavin Scarr Hall, Director of Health & Safety at Peninsula | Published: 6 January 2023