Why support employees’ mental health?

mental health

Introduction: Why mental health is essential in the workplace. Mental health is essential in the workplace because it can affect an individual’s productivity and how they work with others. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental illnesses are common. They account for a significant number of lost workdays, issues surrounding attraction and retention …

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Why support employees’ mental health?

Why support employees' mental health?

Introduction: Why mental health is essential in the workplace. Mental health is essential in the workplace because it can affect an individual’s productivity and how they work with others. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental illnesses are common. They account for a significant number of lost workdays, issues surrounding attraction and retention …

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What is stress?

Stress is described as a reaction to an emotional or mental pressure and can often be related to the feeling of being out of control over something. It is how we react to a situation or feeling when we are under pressure or feel threatened and can also be attributed to the ‘flight or fight …

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Mental Health Support for Small Business Owners

Following 24 months of business uncertainty due to the pandemic, and now facing increasing personal and business costs – most notably the fuel price increase, many small business owners are facing increasing pressures and may not have the mental health support available if they require it.  ‘Research found 56% of business owners feel they need …

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What is an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)?

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) So what is an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)? Well simply, it is an employee benefit that will provide your team with counselling support and practical advice on any issues that might be impacting their mental wellbeing. They usually include counselling or therapeutic support on both personal and work-related issues, with the …

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Workplace Depression

Workplace Mental Health

How to recognise Workplace Depression? Recognising workplace depression can be incredibly tough. After all, most managers are not psychologically trained. The Office of National Statistics advises that stress, anxiety, and depression can account for 44% {*} of all health-related cases. It also accounts for 54% of all working days lost to ill health. Commentators predict …

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Why is Workplace Wellbeing so important?

Workplace Wellbeing: Why bother? Fostering a workplace wellbeing culture is vital for both the organisation and the individual.  A definite win, win for both. Wellbeing strategies can help prevent unnecessary stress as well as cultivate a positive working environment. This environment ultimately helps economies, communities, organisations, and employees thrive and flourish. Rarely has there been …

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