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Employee mental health will need support as lockdown is lifted

In light of the updated UK coronavirus restrictions from the Government, Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing at Nuffield Health, discusses how to support employee mental health now full lockdown has been lifted and industries are gradually returning back to work.

Contributor: Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing - Nuffield Health | Published: 18 May 2020

More support is required for mental wellbeing during crisis

Employers must do more to support the mental health of their staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, as new research shows up to 23 million people in the UK could be struggling with poor mental wellbeing as a result of the current climate.

Contributor: Cheryl Lythgoe, Head Matron at Benenden Health, | Published: 16 May 2020

Shocking number of UK workers suffering from imposter syndrome

Only 62% of the UK workforce are confident in their jobs, new data from leading job search engine Adzuna reveals.  The research delved into career confidence across the UK and can reveal that 38% of employed adults are not 100% confident they are capable of fulfilling all the requirements of their current job role, with 2%.

Contributor: Andrew Hunter, co-founder - Adzuna | Published: 11 March 2020

Benefits focus shifts to supporting employees’ emotional and financial wellbeing

Mark Witte continued: “If we acknowledge the impact of musculoskeletal conditions on private medical insurance spend or working days lost, or the considerable impact that cancer and heart-related conditions can have both financially and emotionally for a firm, then a business case can surely be built to put in place strong strategies which focus on education, prevention and behavioural change. It is incredibly encouraging that employers are focusing on emotional and financial wellbeing, but it’s inarguable that they focus on what their specific company data is telling them”.

Contributor: Mark Witte, principal - Aon | Published: 4 February 2020

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Mentally tiring work ‘increases diabetes risk in women’

Life races past at 100pmh, I mean it’s nearly April already – When did that happen?  When you’re balancing a demanding schedule, it can be hard to maintain healthy habits. It’s often easier to grab a fast food lunch, miss out on your 8 hours sleep and guzzle down 5 coffees with 2 spoonfuls of sugar to keep you going. 

Contributor: Dr Sarah Brewer | Published: 26 September 2019

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Stigma around mental health fuelling “unexplained” sick days

A new report from Breathe, commissioned to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 reveals British workers are still uncomfortable disclosing mental health issues or burnout, as nearly a quarter (23 percent) admit they would rather take an unexplained sick day than discuss their issues with their employers.

Contributor: Jonathan Richards | Published: 7 June 2019

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Younger employees more likely to suffer poor mental wellbeing

In the workplace young staff are more likely to feel: That they do not receive respect from colleagues; Experience strained relationships at work; Have a lack of clarity on duties and responsibilities.  The research shows that new entrants to the job market are the hardest hit 

Contributor: Neville Koopowitz | Published: 4 June 2019

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UK professionals struggling with mental health are failing to use company support

Research by global professional services recruiter, Morgan McKinley, reveals that three quarters of professionals in Banking & Financial Services, Commerce & Industry and Professional Services who feel they may have a mental health issue are reluctant to make use of support provided by employers.

Contributor: Andrea Webb | Published: 22 May 2019

Video : Mental health and the workplace from a place of honesty

In a world that is increasingly opening up to – and understanding those with – mental health issues, it’s no surprise that Mental Health Awareness Week (13 – 19 May) is now a firmer fixture on calendars around the UK and beyond.

Contributor: Andrew Fox - Business Transformation Network | Published: 17 May 2019