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Working parents fear for children’s mental health

A third of working parents have worried about their child’s mental health at work. Research, conducted among working parents of 4-18 year olds reveals that children’s mental health is among parents’ greatest concerns, on par with physical health and academic performance. The only concern that ranks higher is future financial prospects.

Contributor: Pablo Vandenabeele | Published: 28 October 2018

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Managers not trained to spot mental health issues

Just 17 percent of UK managers feel “very confident” in ability to support colleagues experiencing mental health issues. A shocking proportion of managers in the UK workforce have never received training to equip them with the skills needed to spot mental health issues.

Contributor: Clare Porciani | Published: 17 September 2018

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The growing trend of duvet days

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.

Contributor: Jonathan Warren | Published: 18 July 2018

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UK Facing ‘Unmanageable Stress’

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.

Contributor: Phil Austen | Published: 13 July 2018

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Mental health dangers of working out of office hours

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.

Contributor: Chris Rofe | Published: 3 July 2018

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Half of UK workers consider quitting over poor mental health support

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.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 17 June 2018

Scared to admit mental health issues

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.

Contributor: Steve West | Published: 22 May 2018

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UK employers neglecting mental health of stressed out workers

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.

Contributor: Jeff Phipps | Published: 15 March 2018

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Sharp increase in workplace mental health issues

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.

Contributor: Mark Witte | Published: 12 February 2018

One third of UK professionals suffer from depression or anxiety

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. 

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 24 January 2018