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The Football Manager's tool kit to beating stress

We receive a lot of health and wellbeing news stories and press releases in the Healthy Performance office every day.  Our favourite one this week is the news that the League Managers Association (LMA) have sent every manager in the Premiership and the Football League, a 120-page survival guide. The ‘survival booklet’ offers expert advice from clinical psychologists, … Read moreThe Football Manager's tool kit to beating stress

Chief Medical Officers annual report: employment is good for mental health

The UK’s Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies has produced an annual report stating that there are signs funding was being cut to mental health services when the cost to the economy was rising. Her annual report said mental illness led to the loss of 70 million working days last year – up 24% since … Read moreChief Medical Officers annual report: employment is good for mental health

Employees in the UK amongst the most stressed in Europe

A new report from Totaljobs reveals that employees in the UK suffer more stress than their counterparts in Europe. In the report, 13% of UK staff reported feeling no stress and consider themselves to be ‘on top of their work’.  The figure does not compare favourably to the European average of 42%. The least stressed … Read moreEmployees in the UK amongst the most stressed in Europe

Amazon workers face increased risk of mental illness

A BBC investigation into a UK-based Amazon warehouse has found conditions that a stress expert said could cause “mental and physical illness”. Prof Marmot, one of Britain’s leading experts on stress at work, said the working conditions at the warehouse are “all the bad stuff at once”. He said: “The characteristics of this type of … Read moreAmazon workers face increased risk of mental illness

A horrid boss really can affect your wellbeing

New research has found that having a difficult boss can be bad for your health. Working for a horrible boss can come with stress, long hours and a bad office atmosphere. The study found that chronic stress causes changes in the gene activity in immune cells.  These changes cause the cells to be primed to … Read moreA horrid boss really can affect your wellbeing

Nearly 50% of Brits think they're stressed

A recent study of more than 10,000 people found that 44% of volunteers said they were currently suffering from stress. Of this group, 28% said they had been feeling this way for more than a year, while 27% said they regularly feel “close to breaking point”. The study also revealed that the main cause of anxiety … Read moreNearly 50% of Brits think they're stressed

Fall in living standards hits wellbeing levels

Those countries worst hit by the global financial crisis saw their happiness levels fall as a result, a survey has suggested. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), levels of “life satisfaction” fell dramatically between 2007 and 2012 in countries like Greece and Spain.  Greece saw average life satisfaction levels fall by … Read moreFall in living standards hits wellbeing levels