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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...

Presenteeism in the Workplace

What is the cost of a workforce with poor mental health to the UK economy? The 2017 Thriving at Work Report from (Farmer and Stevenson) estimated that poor mental health costs UK businesses somewhere between £33 billion and £42 billion. That was £1,300 per employee...

Stress

This year Mental Health Awareness Week’s (14-20 May 2018) theme is STRESS: are we coping? Mental health mentor, Craig Fearn explains what stress is and why it should be addressed before it becomes debilitating. Poor mental health issues are responsible for 91...

Mental Wellbeing in the UK Workplace

No matter where you work, your mental wellbeing is always paramount. The United Kingdom has recently opened up about this important but often overlooked subject. Wellbeing at Work: Employees are not speaking up about the mental health issues they’re facing. There are...

Time for employers to take ownership

This week I wanted to concentrate on the 2019 Mental Health at Work report. I have to say that the results whilst unfortunately not a surprise were still difficult to read. I have taken text from the report to ensure that there is no dilution of the findings or...