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‘Tis the Season to De-stress – employers urged to explore policies to harness free support

The song says, ‘Tis the season to be jolly!’  However, this is often not the case.  One in 20 people say they find Christmas “more stressful than a burglary*. Small business owners and their staff often feel the weight of…

Employers neglecting eyecare as DSE compliance found to be as low as 10%

New figures from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare suggest there is a serious lack of compliance with the Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment regulations. While the research, undertaken among over 500 senior decision makers from UK companies, shows a willingness towards…

FSB statistics show small business owners’ health most affected by orthopaedic conditions, mental health issues and cancer

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has reviewed half a decade of statistics about the health of its members and identified that just three conditions make up over half of the initial referrals to its medical care and advice service…

Specsavers makes benefits road trip for Sky

As well as being Europe’s leading entertainment and communications business Sky is also a role model for employee benefits and wellbeing. To aid with communication and education, Sky has held a number of benefits fairs, to which Specsavers Corporate Eyecare…

Wellbeing benefits in group risk shouldn’t exacerbate gender pay differences, warns GRiD

While wellbeing benefits being included as part of group risk are on the rise, Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for the group risk protection sector, is urging employers to make sure that any group risk benefits they offer…

Average Brit walks less than 1,000 steps a day – less than 10% of recommended exercise

The average Brit walks fewer than 1,000 steps per day, just ONE TENTH of the recommended number, according to new research. A nation-wide study of Brits has revealed the true extent to which our lifestyles have become sedentary, with almost…

Revolutionary treatment for depression comes to Canary Wharf

The London Psychiatry Centre (TLPC) of Harley Street has partnered with leading provider of private medical services, LycaHealth, to offer repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), the ground-breaking and highly effective treatment for depression and anxiety, at Canary Wharf. Rankings from the Organisation…

Employers need to consider wellbeing of overseas employees’ dependants, says The Health Insurance Group

Research has shown that moving to a new home during childhood can be damaging to health and wellbeing, including mental health later in life. The Health Insurance Group believes this adds weight to its view that employers need to consider…

Nuffield Health and VitalityHealth joint venture will create a whole workforce solution.

VitalityHealth and Nuffield Health have this month announced the launch of a joint venture to provide large employers with a health and engagement solution for their entire workforce. The offering will take a holistic approach to employee health, providing a…

Brits spend two years of their lives ‘just waiting’!

We all can’t wait for our next camping trip (ours is in 2 weeks time) but it seems that Brits are used to playing the waiting game. In fact, new research reveals the average Brit will spend the equivalent of…