Emotional health

Shift workers lacking flexibility offered in job adverts

Shift work may not be as flexible as advertised, as many workers are given little notice to plan their lives.

Is mental health impacting turnover in your organisation?

For HR leaders seeking a better way to support their staff and protect the bottom line, it’s clear a more proactive approach to mental health is needed.

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Introducing six-week miscarriage leave

Rather than rely on standard sick leave, buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay has introduced a policy entitling those who have suffered a miscarriage to up to six weeks of paid annual leave.

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. 

Should employers pay for HRT to help with menopause?

Many going through menopause find their symptoms affect their work, yet hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could offer a potential solution.

Employees encouraged to adopt mindfulness practices to improve wellbeing

A simple movement-based programme which encourages mindfulness while exercising has been shown to drastically increase workers’ mental wellbeing compared with exercising alone.

Avoiding the pitfalls of ISO 45003 for psychological health, safety and wellbeing at work

We have to applaud the release of ISO 45003, the first global standard on psychological health, safety and wellbeing at work.

How to support overseas employees through specific challenges

Today (10 September) is World Suicide Prevention Day. Being there for people, listening to them and offering support are all vital aspects in supporting mental health. Colleagues may be some of the...

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Pensions still number one employee benefit

The COVID-19 pandemic may have made wellbeing and flexible working more important to employees, but pensions have remained the most in-demand employee benefit.

Susan David: Beware toxic positivity

Forcing positivity can create more harm than good in society and within workplaces, according to psychologist and author Susan David