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The cost of poor mental health to UK businesses

What is the cost of poor mental health? More than you think. In the UK, businesses bear the cost when staff suffer, and no two employers have the same approach. The law around employee support states responsibility, but the structure this follows and the level of...

Mental Exhaustion: Take a moment and make a check

Mental exhaustion isn't just about stress. Because it can affect physical wellbeing, mental stress can cause feelings of physical exhaustion . What are the symptoms of mental exhaustion? Low emotional resilience Feeling stressed or anxious Cynicism or pessimism,...

Suicide and what to say during an awareness week

I was not expecting to post about suicide this week, even though the trending topic is a subject so close to Business Mental Wellbeing. Today is an awareness day, a challenging topic to discuss regardless of where you are on the personal spectrum of understanding. If...

Four signs you’re close to burnout

Burnout isn’t uncommon. And even before the world took a collective adjustment and switched working patterns or places, research from 2019 showed that workplace burnout is on the rise again. Whether you’re a full-time employee or working on your own, the risks are...

UK hospitality teams welcome free wellbeing support

PRESS RELEASE  11 June 2020 Hospitality group rolls out free wellbeing support across the South West --STARTS-- International advocacy group Healthy Hospo has launched its mental wellbeing support for the hospitality sector in Cornwall, where the impact of COVID-19 is...

Uncertain times and living with prolonged stress

Living with uncertainty and increased levels of stress in our lives has become the new normal for many of us as we navigate the impact of coronavirus. COVID-19 has given us new and unforeseen challenges, at work and at home. And many questions to answer, that...

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...