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February Half of British worker absence due to stress
A study of 3,000 British workers by employee engagement firm, Perkbox, revealed 59% of workers experienced stress – and only 9% said they never had work-related stress. In this article we look at the results in detail.
Trauma and suicide – a workplace issue?
The Healthy Work Company’s Heather Beach looks at suicide statistics, risk factors and aftermath. She also shares tips on proactive support and guidance for managers.
Work isn’t working for millennial mental health
Marking the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, a the UK’s biggest ever stress survey was released by the Mental Health Foundation, in partnership with Mental Health First Aid England. It showed that millennials feel most under pressure in the workplace.
Half of bosses not dealing with mental health effectively
A survey by the pensions and insurance consultancy Barnett Waddingham found that while 79% of bosses said addressing mental health within their organisation is a priority, just 47% of those asked feel they deal effectively with the issue.
Eight in 10 employees admit observing presenteeism in the workplace
Presenteeism from mental health alone is estimated to cost the UK economy £15.1 billion per annum, compared to £8.4 billion per annum for absenteeism. Following the findings, an HR expert provided SHP with insight into why presenteeism is becoming increasingly common.
Sleep deprivation: counting the economic cost
The physical and mental health risks of not getting a good night’s kip have been well documented over the last few months, but is sleep deprivation also costing the British economy?
December (to date) New mental health app for construction workers
The free mental health app provides vital information, advice and guidance on many wellbeing topics including stress, anxiety, depression, anger and suicidal thoughts.
Workplace Wellbeing Show
Learn how to keep your workforce happy and healthy, and understand how to respond to the challenge of mental wellbeing in a brand new feature in Safety & Health Expo for 2019, featuring:
Wellbeing Theatre: for those FMs, HR professionals and H&S practitioners eager to improve the wellbeing of their workforces
Healthy Eating Café: promoting health eating in the workplace with salad boxes and delicious protein power bowls
Wellness Wall: experts from IWFM share ideas on how to encourage workplace wellbeing
Get your free ticket to Safety & Health Expo | ExCeL London | 18 - 20 June