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Suicide Prevention Day 2021: 4 ways to talk to staff about suicide

By Employee Management, Health, Health and Safety, Health and Wellbeing

2021 has been another challenging year for everybody, with COVID-19 introducing more non-work-related stress than ever and the continued impacts of the pandemic, from managing personal finances to your health, have compounded the effects of the pressure for everyone. The ONS found that in 2021: 1 in 5 (21%) adults experienced some form of depression in Q1 2021, a 19% increase since November 2020. 4 in 10 (43%) women aged 16 to 29 experience depressive symptoms, compared with around 2 in 10 (26%) of men of the same age. But suicide remains a very concerning issue and something that everyone…

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Mental health in the workplace: 6 HR professionals and business leaders share their approach

By Employee Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health

All employers have a duty of care which means they must do all they reasonably can to safeguard their employees’ health, wellbeing and safety when they are at work. This includes routine health and safety measures in the workplace but also includes safeguarding employee mental health. Research by leading mental health charity, Mind, found that at least 1 in 6 employees experience mental health problems, including anxiety and depression. Given that work is often one of the biggest causes of stress in our lives, many HR professionals are now prioritising improving and supporting employee mental health and wellbeing in the…

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Mental Health Resources

10 of the best free mental health resources to share with your employees

By Employee Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health, Team

This Mental Health Awareness Week has a different feel to past years. For the most part, many of us are still in some form of lockdown, though the light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel is drawing ever nearer. The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is nature, promoting the positive impact that nature can have on our mental health. As employers, the way in which we approach employee mental health and wellbeing has been turned on its head. What your employees need from your health and wellbeing initiatives may well have changed too. Access to services…

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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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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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