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Mental health working from home

Protecting employee mental health at home: 6 tips from the experts

By | COVID-19, Mental Health

Nearly a year since the Prime Minister advised the public to work from home where possible, and in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, many of us are still 100% remote. Despite 15 million employees still working from home, it is safe to say for many; it hasn’t gotten any easier. These prolonged periods of isolation, social distancing and lockdown have devastated industries and livelihoods – and our mental health is suffering because of it. The usual methods we enlist to protect our mental health such as exercise, taking yoga classes, seeing friends and family are unavailable…

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virtual team building ideas

Virtual team-building ideas – 30 people share what they are doing

By | COVID-19, Mental Health, Technology

As we approach the year mark since remote working took charge, by now, we’ve all got our own set working routine, with some of us looking like Quasimodo, hunched over the dining table. At the same time, our calendars continue to be flooded with yet more Zoom calls, which begs the question, how tedious can remote working be? This is why Natural HR decided to ask LinkedIn users what they are currently doing to engage remote workers through virtual team-building. Whether that is Zoom quizzes, a set time for a tea and a chat, or setting up a company multiplayer…

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Why mental health must be on your HR agenda 2021

Why mental health must be on your HR agenda in 2021

By | Employee Wellbeing, Mental Health

According to the Mental Health Foundation, more than eight in ten (82%) of UK adults have experienced stress because of COVID-19. A further 42% of employees wish to experience less anxiety at work during 2021. Although the world has unashamedly drawn the curtain on 2020, there is no denying the year was full of mental health worries, isolation and loneliness. To combat this, HR leaders will need to integrate new ways of promoting and supporting good mental health in the workplace while eliminating the challenges caused over the past year. But with the mental health landscape changing enormously in recent…

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employee burnout in law firms

What is employee burnout and how can you prevent it in your law firm?

By | Employee Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health

The legal profession is one synonymous with high-intensity, stressful and often emotionally charged situations. The industry’s leading mental health and wellbeing charity, LawCare revealed that the most common reason for calls to their helpline is often stress and a feeling of being burned out. And yet, the driven, perfectionist nature of our legal professionals often means that reaching out for help or support when experiencing the signs of stress or burn out is overlooked amid fears of appearing ‘weak’. As they strive to remain in control of high-pressure situations; legal professionals are among the most prone to stress and often,…

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PsycHR on how to protect your employee's mental health during COVID-19

Ask An Expert: PSYCHR on how to protect your employee’s mental health during COVID-19.

By | COVID-19, Employee Management, Mental Health

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the world, employers are becoming increasingly more concerned about the wellbeing issues presented by the global pandemic. While we’ve seen nations come together to act as a community and support mechanism during these struggling times, no one is immune to the mental health implications this virus can and has caused. The Health Foundation found that more than two-thirds of adults in the UK (69%) reported feeling somewhat or very worried about the effect COVID-19 is having on their life. The most common issues affecting wellbeing are worrying about the future (63%), feeling stressed…

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