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41% of employers expecting growing demand for mental health support

Mental health will top the list of support most demanded by employees in 2024, according to new research from Towergate Health & Protection.  The research into health and wellbeing support in the workplace asked 500 HR professionals which areas they thought would see the biggest increase in demand for support over the next 12 months. Mental health topped […]

Mental Health and Neurodiversity in the Workplace – a key focus for 2024

By Lou Campbell, Programmes Director of Wellbeing Partners The conversation around neurodivergence in the workplace continues to gather pace, with encouraging moves towards awareness, inclusion and support for neurodivergent employees. But a fundamentally important topic of discussion – the intersectionality of neurodivergence and mental health issues – is frequently underestimated and misunderstood. Whilst neurodiversities such […]

WELLBEING MONTH: Creating emotionally safe workplaces

Workplace wellbeing has risen to the forefront of organisational priorities, heralding a transformative approach to occupational health and safety (OHS). The recent trends in this domain are shaped by a holistic understanding of wellness, acknowledging that employee health extends beyond physical safety to encompass mental and emotional wellbeing. Mental Health Awareness There has been a […]

Employee Stress Management and Awareness: A reflective story of wellbeing and resilience

Over the last ten years, workplaces worldwide, and particularly in the UK, have witnessed a profound transformation in their approach to employee stress management and awareness. Once a sidelined topic, it has now been catapulted to the forefront of organisational culture and strategy. Here we delve into the changing landscape of stress management and the […]

Five ways to support your employees’ mental health

Mental health is hugely important, both in the workplace and beyond. But with the pressures of increasingly fast-paced work environments, it can be difficult to find time to prioritise our mental health. With 82% of Brits admitting they don’t take a full lunch break, it’s no surprise that 88% of UK employees have experienced burnout in the […]

The importance of early intervention to support mental health in the workplace

By Ryan Parish, Commercial Data and Insight Manager at not-for-profit health and wellbeing provider BHSF The ONS has recently reported an increase in issues with mental health, and the government mental health plan discussion paper also shows similar concerns. It’s an issue that the UK’s employers and employees must address.  Employees have a lack of […]

Mental health ‘biggest concern for employers’ in light of remote working 

A survey of companies of all sizes across the UK has revealed that the biggest concern for nearly half of all employers (49%) is the mental health of their employees now that remote working has become accepted practice. In study carried out by Towergate Health & Protection mental health topped the list of concerns for […]

Workplace mental health first aid means more than just box ticking

By Clare Price, Director of Clinical Services at Onebright For years there have been discussions about mental health first aid becoming a legal requirement in the workplace, but no Government to date has implemented a policy. It was good to see Mr Russell re-introduce a bill in parliament in January, but we have to remember […]

Advertising industry signs up for divorce support wellbeing initiative

The UK’s leading advertising agencies have committed to a new initiative to support staff who are going through separation, as a new survey reveals the major impact a family breakdown can have on an employee’s performance.  Backed by the Institute of the Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) and the Marketing Society and supported by behavioural economist, Rory […]

Official data show growing mental health toll on UK workforce

The estimated number of workers in Great Britain suffering a work-related illness is 1.8 million with stress, depression, and anxiety making up around half of cases, new figures show. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published its annual statistics on work-related ill health and workplace injuries. The figures from Great Britain’s workplace regulator show there […]