Wellbeing

Teachers and students at risk of asbestos exposure in schools

A lack of uniformity in how asbestos exposure is dealt with in school academies is putting both staff and students...

Almost half of IT employees feel stressed out

20 Apr 2018

Almost half (45%) of people working in IT feel stressed, as organisations try to tackle the increasing threat of cybercrime, ...

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Majority of employers don’t offer financial support to staff

19 Apr 2018

More than two-thirds (67%) of organisations do not offer any form of financial support to their staff, according to a...

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Wellbeing ‘auto-enrolment’ scheme could relieve burden on NHS

18 Apr 2018

An auto-enrolment-style scheme for wellbeing programmes – funded in part by employers and in part by employees’ National Insurance contributions...

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UK employers leading the way in offering mental health support

16 Apr 2018

UK employers are more likely to offer mental health support to their staff than their counterparts around the globe, according...

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Mental health: legal pitfalls when dismissing workers with conditions

16 Apr 2018

There are many traps awaiting employers that dismiss a worker with a mental health issue. Gary Freer from Bryan Cave...

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Excess alcohol consumption can slash life expectancy by 30 minutes per glass

13 Apr 2018

Every glass of wine or pint of beer over the daily recommended limit could shorten your life by 30 minutes,...

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Younger people at highest risk of loneliness

13 Apr 2018

One in 20 adults in England felt lonely “often or always” in 2016 and 2017, with younger people at the...

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Workforce happiness weakened by overwork and lack of development

11 Apr 2018

Overall workforce happiness is being dragged down by a lack of training and development opportunities for lower-skilled workers and high...

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A quarter of construction workers may have been exposed to asbestos

9 Apr 2018

Almost one in four UK construction workers believe they could have been exposed to asbestos fibres, putting them at a...

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Half of workers with cancer unaware of employers’ legal obligations

9 Apr 2018

More than half (53%) of employees living with cancer do not know that their employer has a legal obligation to...

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Average adult feels breathless after ‘light to moderate’ exercise

6 Apr 2018

The average adult feels breathless six times a week, often as a result of “light to moderate” exercise, a study...

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Employee wellbeing: Is it ever OK to show emotion at work?

6 Apr 2018

Hillary Clinton’s former head of communications has urged women in business to cry more – going against the conventional advice...

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Mental health in the workplace conference focuses on problems and solutions

5 Apr 2018

A recent conference brought together experts on mental health in the workplace to look at the growing evidence base on...

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Four in five office workers ‘burnt out’, claims report

4 Apr 2018

Four in five office workers feel burnt out, with the majority expecting their stress levels to increase further, according to...

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