Mental health awareness

Understanding the spectrum of mental health support needs at work

The last two years have taken their toll on almost all of us. From the isolation of Covid-19 lockdowns to the current cost of living crisis and war in Ukraine, everyone’s mental wellbeing will have...

Remote staff taking more mental health leave than those on-site

Remote workers are more likely to take time off for mental health related reasons than employees who work on-site.

Unhappy retail workers seeking way out of industry

Retail workers no longer want to work in the sector and are looking for jobs elsewhere.

UK's largest companies failing to tackle mental health issues

The UK's largest companies, among them JD Wetherspoons, Next, EasyJet, Tesco and Barclays, are failing to actively address mental health issues at work despite acknowledging the problem.

Work stress: balancing the bad with the good

The pandemic has played a significant role in an increase of people presenting more feelings around anxiety, depression and loneliness but it’s not the only major player. We are just talking about it...

How National Grid helps field colleagues feel connected

During the pandemic there was a greater focus on a whole range of mental and physical health challenges, including this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme, loneliness.

How can HR support employees experiencing loneliness?

The Mental Health Foundation found that during successive lockdowns, loneliness was almost three times that of pre-pandemic levels. As more of us return to old routines, including heading back to the...

How should HR help employees going through a break up?

Grief is not exclusive to bereavement. Some definitions describe grief as ‘the conflicting emotions brought by the change of a familiar pattern’.

How to make work a safe place for mistakes

Do low- or high-performing teams make more mistakes at work? The answer may surprise you, and it’s closely linked to employees’ mental wellbeing.

Are we lonelier now than we were before the pandemic?

These past several years have been a testing time for many of us. We have found ourselves working more from home than ever in our careers, with the loss of social contact with our colleagues,...

An employer’s role in supporting family issues within the workplace

There are two ways of dealing with family issues of staff in the workplace.

HR's efforts to boost wellbeing could be failing its people

A worrying 41% of employees suffer from stress and burnout, despite 44% of HR workers believing that their staff are faring well mentally, according to Caba, the charity which supports ICAEW...