Mental Health News & Advice

Mental health & wellbeing advice from Health Assured. See the latest news, awareness days and best tips for wellbeing at work & in life.

December 2019

Nervous breakdown at work

Nervous breakdown at work

The work environment can be a fun, fulfilling, challenging, satisfying or rewarding environment. However, it can also be...Read more

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Dec 13 2019

Noise levels at work and the impact on mental health

Noise levels at work and the impact on mental health

As an employer, your duty of care to your staff extends to all aspects of their wellbeing. This includes their hearing. ...Read more

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Dec 9 2019

Financial Wellbeing

Financial Wellbeing

Money isn’t everything, but positive financial wellbeing can significantly improve overall welfare. For employees, fina...Read more

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Dec 3 2019

November 2019

How your employees can benefit from biometric screening at work

How your employees can benefit from biometric screening at work

The wellbeing of your employees is of the utmost importance. It affects their productivity, morale and retention, which ...Read more

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Nov 14 2019

October 2019

How to help someone with seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

How to help someone with seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

The nights are drawing in, and summer is miles away—and for some of us, this means misery. Seasonal affective disorder, ...Read more

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Oct 28 2019

The importance of open communication in the workplace

The importance of open communication in the workplace

Communication is essential for maintaining relationships. Whether in a work setting or your personal lives, it’s an indi...Read more

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Oct 24 2019

Counselling Procedures in the Workplace

Counselling Procedures in the Workplace

A major part of your duty of care to your employees is looking out for their wellbeing—and workplace counselling is one ...Read more

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Oct 21 2019

How to Reduce Stress in the Workplace

How to Reduce Stress in the Workplace

Workplace stress is a common occurrence that affects a large number of employees. According to a 2017 Thriving at work ...Read more

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Oct 11 2019

September 2019

The difference between stress and perceived stress

The difference between stress and perceived stress

It’s a natural reaction and it’s not necessarily a bad thing—we’ve covered stress before. But there are a couple of diff...Read more

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Sep 30 2019

ADHD at work

ADHD at work

People experience with all kinds of mental health conditions that affect them in everyday life. A fairly common one is ...Read more

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Sep 20 2019

Epilepsy at work

Epilepsy at work

Around 500,000 people in the UK have epilepsy, a neurological condition that causes recurring seizures. These seizures ...Read more

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Sep 19 2019

Supporting employees with dyslexia

Supporting employees with dyslexia

Dyslexia International estimates that between 5-10% of the global population experience dyslexia, which equates to aroun...Read more

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Sep 18 2019

Parental Burnout

Family friendly policies in the workplace

More and more employers are looking into ways to keep their employees healthy and happy. Happier staff members work hard...Read more

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Sep 16 2019

Musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace

Musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace

Musculoskeletal disorders range from mild to severe and are sometimes work-related. This can cause health problems for ...Read more

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Sep 12 2019

How to Improve Employee motivation

How to Improve Employee motivation

Employee motivation is the level of commitment, energy and creativity displayed by your employees during the working day...Read more

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Sep 9 2019

Risk Assessments for Pregnant Employees

Risk Assessments for Pregnant Employees

All workers have a right to be protected from harm in the workplace. As an employer, your duty of care means working ou...Read more

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Sep 2 2019

August 2019

Mental health policies: Why your organisation needs one

Mental health policies: Why your organisation needs one

According to the HSE, one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. Whether w...Read more

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Aug 27 2019

July 2019

What is the law on breaks at work?

What is the law on breaks at work?

A survey of 1,700 employees conducted by the National Charity Partnership in 2016 found up to 70% spend their allocated ...Read more

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Jul 29 2019

What is an occupational health referral?

What is an occupational health referral?

Sometimes, a person’s health can affect their ability to work, or their role can begin to affect their health. Either w...Read more

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Jul 18 2019

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

People with mental health conditions, like borderline personality disorder, will have their own way of thinking and beha...Read more

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Jul 17 2019

Workplace harassment examples

Workplace harassment examples

Harassment is unlawful, unpleasant and has no place in any working environment. The Equality Act 2010 defines it as, “u...Read more

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Jul 11 2019

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