A recent study into ‘duvet days’ suggests that employees are feeling increasingly stressed, with 61% admitting that they have taken a ‘duvet day’ from work in order to recuperate. Bed and sleep specialist, Time 4 Sleep, has considered the benefits of duvet days and found that they’re more important than you might think to your employees’ mental health and wellbeing.
Published: 18 July 2018
In the UK, more than a quarter (26 percent) of stress sufferers report work as the reason. Other typical sources of stress such as finances, family issues and health problems cause people in the UK less stress than their working lives. The 2018 Cigna 360° Well-Being Survey explores concerns and perceptions about well-being in 23 countries and territories around the world.
Published: 13 July 2018
In an age of always being ‘online’, a quarter (26 percent) of employees find working outside of traditional working hours harms their mental wellbeing. There’s an impact on productivity too, as 20 percent of staff believe it negatively affects their output.
Published: 3 July 2018
The stigma around discussing mental health is still very much present and over three quarters (77.8 percent) of Brits agree that not enough is being done to support mental health at work. In fact, almost half (46.1 percent) have considered resigning from a job due to lack of support. That’s according to the latest data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site.
Published: 17 June 2018
Debut, the UK’s leading student and graduate careers app, has today released figures revealing that 70 percent of UK graduates would avoid informing prospective or new employers about their mental health issues to avoid any negative impact on their career progression and position.
Published: 22 May 2018
The research reveals that a third of UK workers (31 percent) say their employer has little or no interest in their mental health, despite the fact that a fifth (20 percent) are stressed out on a daily basis, and for almost a third (33 percent) the issue is so bad that they’re considering looking for a new role.
Published: 15 March 2018
Employers are now investing more in proactive initiatives including mental health first aid training which teaches managers and staff how to spot the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide support and guide a person to seek professional help and gain resilience coaching.
Published: 12 February 2018
As the post-Christmas blues set in and the cold days continue, the survey of 1,200 workers sought to reveal how mental health affects professionals this Blue Monday. The study found that for 70.6% of those that suffer, their depression or anxiety can sometimes have a negative effect on their working life, while a further 17.9% said it always negatively impacts their working life.
Published: 24 January 2018
According to mental health charity Mind’s resources, “Ignoring the mental health of your staff comes at a high price. And will only make problems worse. Reduced productivity costs UK businesses up to £15.1 billion a year [and] stress and other mental health problems are the second biggest cause of work absence, accounting for 70 million lost working days every year.”
Published: 24 October 2017