Mental health awareness

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.

HR needs a summer holiday

School’s out and every B&B on the coast is booked up until mid-September. Summer is here and with it the changing of the lockdown guard: this time a lack of social distancing guidelines and removing...

‘Pleaseanteeism’ risks damaging employee mental health

UK employees are feeling pressure to put on a brave face for colleagues when they return to the office, according to a new report by healthcare provider Lime.

How wellbeing initiatives have boosted employee engagement post-pandemic

The uptake in employee wellbeing initiatives has increased since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and does not appear to be slowing down.


Three lessons on mental health in the workplace

Here's what we learnt at Legal & General's Not A Red Card mental health conference

Most firms yet to roll out Stevenson/Farmer Review recommendations on mental health

The majority of employers have yet to meet the minimum standards outlined in the Stevenson/Farmer Review on mental health at work, according to Howden Benefits

Brewing company offers extra paid leave to use as staff please


?Molson Coors Brewing Company has launched a new initiative which offers staff up to two weeks extra paid leave annually to focus on moments that matter to them

Men account for 55% of all EAP counselling calls

The number of men accessing support for their mental health has risen dramatically in the past year, according to Personal Group

Disability discrimination claims soar

The number of disability discrimination claims at employment tribunals has risen 37% in the past year, according to law firm Fox & Partners

Baby Boomers bottling up mental health issues

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

Low-paid workers less likely to speak out about mental health

Workers on lower salaries feel less comfortable talking to their employer about mental health, according to a report from Barnett Waddingham

Nine in 10 employees affected by mental health issues

Nine in 10 (90%) UK workers have experienced mental health challenges, according to research by Accenture, suggesting a more widespread issue than thought