Tags: wellness

Mental Health Foundation calls for prevention this Mental Health Awareness Week

This year’s awareness week, which will run from 11th – 17th May, will focus on mindfulness as a method for “treating” depression and other related conditions, based on new research that reveals that significant numbers of people in Britain regularly stuffer from stress (29%), anxiety (24%) and depression (17%).

UK workplaces show significant increased spend on mental health training

Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA), the leading provider of mental health workplace training, has today released figures which demonstrate a significant increase in spend by UK employers on mental health awareness training.  The company has reported a 400 per cent increase in business spending on MHFA Workplace training since the start of this financial year. These figures…

How to effectively implement a wellness programme at work

Wellness programmes are now more relevant than ever in the organisational world. Those professionals involved in looking after employees such as Human Resources, Occupational Health and Welfare officers are very concerned about the health risk factors emerging at work and at same time they are looking at ways to take action efficiently. We now have…

Martyn Anwyl: Tackling domestic violence: is it part of your wellness programme?

Asking an organisation to consider focussing on building greater awareness about domestic violence (DV) as well as its prevention, as one area of their health and wellness programme, often raises concerns. “That’s a HR issue” or “we don’t have an issue with domestic violence here” or “what happens outside of the office is not our…

Almost half of us say we eat unhealthy snacks at work due to boredom

Our workplaces are to blame for our diet failures, new research reveals today (25th February). In a study conducted by Fruyo, results reveal that over a quarter of diets fail because of unhealthy snacking in the workplace (27%). Unhealthy snacks reign supreme in the office, with the top three items being cookies (37%), chocolate (32%) and…

Employee wellness will soon be formally measured and reported on

Three quarters of HR directors (75%) predict that employee wellness will be formally measured and reported on by 2018, according to the Flux Report by talent management specialist Right Management. This represents a significant shift in organisational attitudes, as currently as many as four in ten senior HR directors regard wellness activity as an ‘employee…

Saracens and Sanlam Private Investments launch fitness guide for office workers

British office workers spend the equivalent of five years of their lives sat at their desk without getting up according to new research. That equates to nearly five hours a day sitting at a desk without moving, which is almost 24 continuous hours a week and around 45 days a year. The independent research among…

Simple things have a significant impact on employee happiness

As the 20th January – the most depressing day of the year – draws in, Monster.co.uk releases new research revealing that sometimes it’s the simple things that can make us happy.  Just a simple ‘thank you’ goes a long way, according to a third of respondents (35%) who say someone showing gratitude makes their working day that little…

FTSE 100 companies have ten days to complete questionnaire

The deadline for FTSE 100 companies to submit BITC Workwell evaluation of employee wellness and engagement is fast approaching. Organisations including The Royal Bank of Scotland, BT and the National Grid are said to have submitted feedback to the benchmark questionnaire launched by Business in the Community’s (BITC’s) Workwell programme, and the remaining companies have ten…

Variety is the key to a stress free workplace

People who are given greater variety and independence in their jobs feel both less stressed and more satisfied, according to new research findings. According to Stephen Wood, a Professor of Management at the University of Leicester, who led the research,Employees are also more likely to be happy when management readily shares information and consults with…