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August 2019

How to help an employee with panic disorder

How to help an employee with panic disorder

It’s not uncommon for individuals to experience anxiety or fear. It’s even expected as a response to stressful situatio...Read more

August 1 2019

July 2019

Building a wellbeing programme that works for the people

Building a wellbeing programme that works for the people

Employee benefits, reward schemes and wellbeing programmes have a tendency to be reactive. That’s all right, in some ca...Read more

July 30 2019

The importance of rest breaks at work for mental health

The importance of rest breaks at work for mental health

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

July 29 2019

How to prevent pregnancy discrimination in the workplace

How to prevent pregnancy discrimination in the workplace

Expecting a baby is a time of joy—a new life approaches and exciting times lie ahead. But it can also be a stressful tim...Read more

July 25 2019

Does stress cause high blood pressure?

Does stress cause high blood pressure?

Stress—of any sort—produces hormones. These hormones cause your heart rate to increase, and your blood vessels to narrow...Read more

July 22 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

July 18 2019

What is borderline personality disorder?

What is borderline personality disorder?

Personality disorders are a type of mental illness that affects a person’s thoughts, perception, and emotions. People w...Read more

July 17 2019

Supporting an employee returning from mental health leave

Supporting an employee returning from mental health leave

In 2018, Employee Benefits reported that 43% of British employees do not know whether they are allowed to take sick leav...Read more

July 15 2019

How to stop employee burnout

How to stop employee burnout

In May, the World Health Organisation (WHO) added burnout to the International Classification of Diseases, which means t...Read more

July 15 2019

Encouraging employee wellbeing this summer

Encouraging employee wellbeing this summer

Summer has officially arrived. The days are longer, the weather is hotter and everyone’s moods are generally lifted than...Read more

July 15 2019

Keeping children safe

Keeping children safe

Keeping children safe from harm, abuse and exploitation presents many challenges for parents and legal guardians. Many ...Read more

July 11 2019

World Breastfeeding Week 2019

World Breastfeeding Week 2019

According to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), the UK has one of the lowest rates of breastfeed...Read more

July 11 2019

Developing mental resilience

Developing mental resilience

The American Psychological Association defines mental resilience as: “The process of adapting well in the face of advers...Read more

July 11 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

July 11 2019

Lack of sleep: Causes and effects

Lack of sleep: Causes and effects

You probably don’t get enough sleep—and neither do the employees in your care. That may sound like a bold claim, but th...Read more

July 8 2019

Contribution based ESA: An employer’s guide

Contribution based ESA: An employer’s guide

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) offers financial support to ill and disabled employees who are unable to work due...Read more

July 5 2019

How can stress management training improve wellbeing at work?

How can stress management training improve wellbeing at work?

We’ve examined the impact of stress and anxiety in the workplace. We’ve also touched on the effects it has on the produ...Read more

July 1 2019

June 2019

Absenteeism at work

Absenteeism at work

Do you have an employee who seems never to be around? One that’s conveniently sick every Monday, or has many unplanned ...Read more

June 27 2019

Work capability assessment for mental health

Work capability assessment for mental health

This assessment is required by the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP). It’s used to decide an employee’s entitleme...Read more

June 24 2019

Countering the wellbeing risks of relocating employees

Countering the wellbeing risks of relocating employees

According to research by the Resolution Foundation, the number of employees in the UK who agree to a relocation package ...Read more

June 20 2019

Supporting the wellbeing of shift workers

Supporting the wellbeing of shift workers

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) say that night workers account for one in nine employees across Britain following an inc...Read more

June 20 2019

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