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Easing the stress of returning to work as Covid-19 lockdowns ease

Following the roadmap set out by Boris Johnson a few weeks back, the UK could potentially be restriction-free by 21st June and businesses and organisations are preparing to resume ‘normal’ operations, including welcoming back their workforces. Some employees may be returning after working from home for over a year, while others may be returning from … Read moreEasing the stress of returning to work as Covid-19 lockdowns ease

World Mental Health Day 2020: How Has Covid-19 Affected Workers in the UK?

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is ‘mental health for all’, however, in light of the recent and current events seen across the world, we wanted to put our focus on how Covid-19 has affected workers in the UK given our ways of working have changed so much. The emergence of the … Read moreWorld Mental Health Day 2020: How Has Covid-19 Affected Workers in the UK?

Top 10 mental health initiatives in the workplace

mental health initiative ideas at work

What’s the best mental health initiative in the workplace? Whether you are starting out on your journey or have a well-established mental health strategy it is probably a question you’ve asked yourself at some point. Truth is, there is unlikely to be a one size fits all answer. What you choose to implement should be … Read moreTop 10 mental health initiatives in the workplace

Could offering your employee’s ‘mental health days’ boost company productivity?

do mental health days boost workplace productivity?

In July 2017, a US web developer caused a Twitter debate about workplace attitudes towards mental health. It came as a result of an email to her boss entitled ‘Where’s Madalyn” she told colleagues: “I’m taking today and tomorrow to focus on my mental health. Hopefully, I’ll be back next week refreshed and back to … Read moreCould offering your employee’s ‘mental health days’ boost company productivity?

How to create a mental health at work policy in 5 steps

hr mental health policy 5 easy steps

Thinking about creating a mental health policy or strategy at work and don’t know where to begin? You’re probably not alone. In this article, we’ll discuss how to create your own mental health at work policy in 5 simple steps.   Why is a mental health at work policy needed? The creation and application of … Read moreHow to create a mental health at work policy in 5 steps

The top 10 mental health statistics you need to know about

10 UK mental health statistics you need to know

Although mental health is becoming much less of a taboo subject there is still an awful long way to go before everyone who is struggling feels comfortable talking about their mental health struggles. Here are 10 jaw-dropping mental health statistics that you need to be aware of.   Over a third of the public think … Read moreThe top 10 mental health statistics you need to know about

How to avoid mental health discrimination at work

avoiding mental health descrimination

Have you ever, made a decision at work and perhaps forgot to consider how it might disadvantage someone with a mental health condition? How often have you had to follow disciplinary procedures when an employee’s attendance has been questioned rather than first seek to offer support? Sometimes people with mental health issues are treated poorly … Read moreHow to avoid mental health discrimination at work

How to protect employees from mental health discrimination at work

protect against mental health discrimination at work

In recent years it could be argued mental health has become slightly less of a taboo topic. Perhaps in part this has been down to many celebrity endorsements showing mental ill health doesn’t discriminate. Additionally, initiatives such as Time to Change, Mental Health First Aid, Every Mind Matters and Mates in Mind have all contributed … Read moreHow to protect employees from mental health discrimination at work

The best ways to support mental health at work

mental health support at work

Worried you will do more harm than good? Concerned you’ll open a can of worms? Haven’t got a clue where to start? Perhaps these are questions you have been asking yourself about how to support the mental health of your workforce. The good news is it’s probably not as scary as you think. Mental health … Read moreThe best ways to support mental health at work

Why line managers are key in managing and supporting mental health at work

line managers key to supporting mental health

Did you know that according to Mental Health at Work, only 10% of employees in the UK with a mental health issue feel confident in talking about their condition, particularly to their line manager? Equally as concerning, fewer than 25% of managers have been offered training to spot early warning signs of mental ill-health and … Read moreWhy line managers are key in managing and supporting mental health at work

How to support mental health at work

supporting mental health at work

The very best organisations recognise the fundamental importance of supporting the health and wellbeing of their employees. But right now, 1 in 6 employees are dealing with a mental health issue, such as anxiety or depression, which is preventing them from performing at their best. There are many inexpensive adjustments you can implement that will … Read moreHow to support mental health at work

Spotting the warning signs of mental health issues at work

struggling with mental health at work

Have you ever stopped to consider why a co-worker might be acting out of character? Perhaps you’ve put it down to them just having a bad day. We all have bad days, but when those bad days start to be the norm the risk of developing mental health issues increases. Would you step in and … Read moreSpotting the warning signs of mental health issues at work