7th December 2018
As the Christmas office party season starts to ramp up, it makes sense for employers to take a long, hard look at their workplace drinking culture, the effect this may be having on health and wellbeing and inclusivity, and whether they’re . . .
Festive Financial Stress
1st December 2018
The run-up to Christmas costs UK families at least an extra £800 on average, highlighting why this time of year can for some be a season of intense financial anxiety rather one of joy and merriment. But there is much employers . . .
12th November 2018
It’s Anti-Bullying Week this week and, with a growing body of evidence suggesting that bullying in childhood can stay with people throughout their adult lives, employers should be using the opportunity to reflect on the support they offer (positively) to victims . . .
World Mental Health Day
8th October 2018
This week sees World Mental Health Day (Weds 10th October), organised by the World Health Organization and designed to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. But UK employers and occupational health practitioners still have a big job to . . .
5th October 2018
Most people’s summer holidays will be rapidly fading into the distance by now. But, with National Work Life Week being this week, research has highlighted how failing to get away from work can lead to an early death, even if you otherwise . . .
12th September 2018
The government is considering the case for giving carers five days of paid statutory leave. With World Alzheimer’s Day taking place later this month, this move highlights the growing importance of carers in the workplace, and how employers can better help . . .
Migraine and Headaches
29th August 2018
Next week is Migraine Awareness Week, and so could be a timely moment to re-evaluate the support you offer to employees suffering from this potentially debilitating health condition, and how better to help managers trying to offer employee support. Employee health . . .
27th June 2018
One worker in six with diabetes feels they have been discriminated against at work because of their condition, research has suggested. With Diabetes Week taking place in June, it was a chance to highlight the important role employers, and occupational health, . . .
12th June 2018
With Men’s Health Week this month there will be a lot of focus on physical health, including the scourge of prostate cancer. But employers must not overlook the mental and emotional pressure that men may also feel under. Employee health and . . .
Workplace Mental Health
10th May 2018
Excessive workloads, competing deadlines, the “tyranny” of your office-linked smartphone – perhaps it’s no wonder so many of us feel mentally burnt out. Use Mental Health Awareness Week this month to re-emphasise mental health work-life balance plus the value of support . . .