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Shock research reveals 81% of UK workers claim to have been bullied in work

While as adults we may think we left bullying on the playground, new research released by  TopCV, the largest CV-writing service in the world, for Anti-Bullying Week 2018 (12–16 November),  reveals that  while 45 per cent of young people experience some form of bullying…

No Substitute for Talking: Health Assured, CO92 and Salford City F.C. team up

To help tackle the stigma surrounding men’s mental health, the UK and Ireland’s leading health and wellbeing service, Health Assured has joined forces with National League team Salford City F.C to launch the #NoSubstituteforTalking campaign. The campaign aims to highlight…

Prevention vs cure: The benefits to employers in shifting their healthcare focus

In the UK we face unique challenges in healthcare – with rates of obesity and depression, to name just two, topping worldwide comparison lists. But many of the healthcare challenges we face are avoidable. The Health Insurance Group is calling on…

Female SME leaders ‘more mentally resilient’ than male counterparts

New research* from Paymentsense has revealed that female business leaders are better at handling stress than their male counterparts. Approaching half (45%) of male respondents said their clear thinking was affected by stress at least five times a day, compared with just…

Westminster debate raises awareness of need for improved employer mental health support

This Tuesday, the financial effect of absence from work due to mental health problems was debated in Westminster Hall. Rising up the workplace agenda, the role employers (and particularly SMEs) need to play is becoming increasingly central, and Group Income…

Employers urged to consider mental health of expatriate workers

World Mental Health Day (10th October) is an annual reminder for employers to focus on the mental health of their workforce. According to Tristan Cleaver, Managing Consultant International, Punter Southall Health and Protection, they shouldn’t neglect the mental health of…

Why CEOs must step up to drive workplace mental health changes

It’s World Mental Health Day[i] on 10 October, which shines a light on mental health issues and what more can be done to offer better support to people suffering from a mental health condition. Recent research from mental health charity Mind[ii] found that…

Employers can’t ignore mental health challenges affecting young people

World Mental Health Day on 10 October will focus on young people and mental health in a changing world. It’s crucial that businesses understand the unique challenges young people face and tailor support accordingly, or risk neglecting this demographic, according…

GRiD urges employers to raise awareness of mental health support within group risk protection benefits

As World Mental Health Day focuses on the needs of young people this year, GRiD, the trade body for the group risk industry wants to highlight the support that’s available for young people within group risk protection products (employer-sponsored life assurance, income…

Why a data-led approach is essential to tackle mental health in the workplace

Ahead of  World Mental Health Day[i] on 10 October, Anna Spender, Director of Actuarial & Data Analytics at Psyon, a digital and analytics company specialising in employee benefits solutions, offers some thoughts for UK companies on how to use company and employee data…