MHFA England’s new research, among 2,000 people in work, found many don’t know what to do if they’re concerned a colleague is thinking of suicide. A third of people surveyed (33%) believe incorrectly that asking about suicide can put the idea in someone’s head. Only one in ten (13%) know to ask a colleague they are worried about whether they have a plan to end their life and nearly 40% admitted they didn’t know if asking this question was the right thing to do. However, all the evidence shows that asking someone, who has a plan to take their own life, a direct question about suicide can save their life.
Published: 10 September 2023
As many as 90 employees in a 1,000-person organisation may be experiencing suicidal thoughts in 2023, an increase on 2022 levels. An expert in safeguarding and suicidal thoughts training has advised how employers can support their workforce amidst this public health challenge.
Published: 7 September 2023
“This kind of advance planning represents a significant change. And will hopefully go some way towards addressing the fact that far too many self-funders end up running down their savings to almost nothing”
Published: 2 September 2023
Financial worries are among the most common reasons for people to seek support and advice from our counsellors, and we’ve seen a steady rise in the number of calls received.
Published: 25 July 2023
Communication is so often the first step to solving any problem, and this is especially true when it comes to ... View Article
Published: 17 July 2023
Loneliness is an issue that needs addressing from all elements of society, including by employers. From November 2022 to February 2023 people between 16-29 and 30-49 were more likely to report feeling lonely ‘often’ or ‘always’ than the oldest (70+). This was not the case in the previous quarter. With so much of our lives being spent at work, finding connections in the workplace is key to addressing feelings of loneliness.
Millions of people in the UK are affected by loneliness. To coincide with Loneliness Awareness Week (12th-16th June), management consultant and Founder of WorkingWell, Lesley Cooper shares some tips on how leaders can reduce loneliness in the workplace.
Published: 23 June 2023
Employees in Africa are most likely to make use of workplace psychosocial support. This is followed closely by employees in North America, then Europe and LATAM. The area with the lowest uptake for psychosocial support is the APAC region.
Published: 17 June 2023
It is estimated that the average person spends one-third of their life at work so businesses cannot ignore the influence of burnout, stress, work-family conflict, financial instability, over-demanding job expectations, conflict and poor work interactions on their employees’ mental (and physical) health. With Men’s Health Week (12th - 18th June) around the corner, Thom Dennis, CEO of Serenity in Leadership, shares what are some of the influencing factors facing men’s mental health and how the C-Suite can actively help.
Published: 16 June 2023
Almost a quarter of the UK’s largest listed employers have improved their performance on workplace mental health overall in the past year, and almost half now recognise the link between financial wellbeing and the mental health of their employees, according to the second annual CCLA Corporate Mental Health Benchmark- UK 100, published today.
Published: 12 June 2023
“This necessitates a different way of informing wellbeing programme design and implementation; balancing the traditional route of what employers think is best - primarily informed by competitor programmes - with data that zooms inward, focusing on the work, work culture and workforce.”
Published: 11 June 2023