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Managing your mental health: One day at a time

Managing your mental health is much more than a glib soundbite. It's more than a hashtag, too, but I am grateful for the conversations that will come out of trending hashtags this week. We need to reframe the debate and discussion about mental health and mental...

We’ve Made the Finals of Mental Wellbeing Awards

Business Mental Wellbeing is shortlisted in the prestigious mental wellbeing awards which are run in partnership with Allen & Overy. The 'This Can Happen Awards' celebrate corporate wellbeing excellence and are the gold standard of mental wellbeing awards in the...

Working from home: the impact of COVID-19 on workplace wellbeing

UK businesses are 'living with lockdown'. And this means many of us are working from home. The Federation of Small Businesses said in January 2020 that business mental wellbeing is a priority. They pointed out that time spent reflecting on the wellbeing of staff is...

Presenteeism in the Workplace

What is the cost of a workforce with poor mental health to the UK economy? The 2017 Thriving at Work Report from (Farmer and Stevenson) estimated that poor mental health costs UK businesses somewhere between £33 billion and £42 billion. That was £1,300 per employee...

Stress

This year Mental Health Awareness Week's (14-20 May 2018) theme is STRESS: are we coping? Mental health mentor, Craig Fearn explains what stress is and why it should be addressed before it becomes debilitating. Poor mental health issues are responsible for 91 million...

Mental Wellbeing in the UK Workplace

No matter where you work, your mental wellbeing is always paramount. The United Kingdom has recently opened up about this important but often overlooked subject. Wellbeing at Work: Employees are not speaking up about the mental health issues they’re facing. There are...

Time for employers to take ownership

This week I wanted to concentrate on the 2019 Mental Health at Work report. I have to say that the results whilst unfortunately not a surprise were still difficult to read. I have taken text from the report to ensure that there is no dilution of the findings or...

These mental wellbeing figures are shocking!

I have been looking through the Stevenson Farmer https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/thriving-at-work-a-review-of-mental-health-and-employers review of mental health and employers again today and wanted to share a few things. The human implications 300,000...