Anxiety

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: How can employers help?

There are around 1.25 million people in the UK with eating disorders, and the isolation of the pandemic has made things significantly harder for many, according to charity Beat Eating Disorders...

Workload revealed as top cause of work-related stress, depression and anxiety in 2021

Workload pressures, including including tight deadlines, too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support, was the main cause of reported stress, depression and anxiety for 2021. 

Return to work anxiety – how can businesses bring staff back safely?

After more than a year of remote work, employees are now being forced to consider the prospect of the return to the office. For many, this will be a huge relief, ending months of isolation and solely...

Is compulsory mental health first aid training at work the right move?  

Yesterday (23 March) Dean Russell, MP for Watford, introduced a Parliamentary Bill to make mental health first-aid (MHFA) a compulsory part of every UK workplace's first-aid training.

Lessons on mental health from This Can Happen

Religion and culture, flexible working and the four-day week were just some of the topics discussed at the This Can Happen: Empowering workplace mental health conference

Employees put off family life for fear of falling behind on workplace tech

Workers are concerned that they will return to work after long absences and technology will have completely changed

Employees take four mental health days a year

?Workers are taking an average of four mental health days a year but tell employers they are for physical ailments, according to research

Baby Boomers bottling up mental health issues

Lack of awareness of mental health conditions is causing Baby Boomers to neglect their wellbeing

The importance of psychological safety

You may not know your staff aren’t speaking up, meaning problems go unreported and unresolved

Campaign for legal mental health parity launched

Bauer Media UK has launched a campaign calling for mental health to be treated on a par with physical health at work

Freelancers experiencing isolation and mental illness

A quarter (25%) of freelancers have experienced depression and a fifth (21%) suicidal thoughts due to loneliness, according to Epson research

Employees unable to identify common mental health conditions

?The majority of UK employees struggle to identify symptoms of common mental health conditions, resulting in treatment delays for millions