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mental health first aider

What is a mental health first aider and do you need one?

By | Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health, Team

The World Health Organisation defines mental health as a “state of well-being in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”. One in four people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England. The extra challenges and novel situations that the coronavirus pandemic has created have, for some, caused significant deterioration in mental health. A study by the mental health charity, Mind, found that more than half of adults…

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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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employee mental health

Employee mental health: how can technology help?

By | Employee Wellbeing, Health

2020 has been a year like no other. As we saw 2019 out, raised our glasses to a new year, new opportunities and expectation; little did we know what 2020 would bring. The COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 one of the most challenging years this generation will (hopefully) ever face. From job security fears, money worries and anxiety to the impact of lockdown, social distancing and the loss of loved ones: the coronavirus has had a knock-on effect on our mental health as a nation. The mental health of the British public is suffering in this time of uncertainty, changing…

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health and wellbeing in the workplace

14 simple ways to support health and wellbeing in the workplace

By | Employee Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing

Research by mental health charity, Mind found that 60% of employees say they’d feel further motivated and more likely to recommend their organisation as a good place to work if their employer took action to support their health and wellbeing in the workplace. Employee wellbeing describes both the physical and mental states of your team while they are at work. Physical wellbeing in the workplace could involve the temperature in the office, the ergonomics of their chair or their activity level. Mental wellbeing supports issues like stress, depression or anxiety. Given the amount of time employees spend at work, it…

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