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The Construction Industry’s Silent Crisis

In Health and Wellness, Industry News, Mental Health by Rebekah Bree

The construction industry is sick. This is evidenced by the fact that a quarter of its workers considered suicide last year. This shocking revelation highlights how a silent crisis existed even before the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to figures published by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), 26% of construction workers thought about taking their own lives …

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Managing Your Employees’ Mental Health During Lockdown

In Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness, Mental Health by Tom Pullinger

While many of your employees might not be working right now because they are furloughed, as an employer, it’s important for you to check in with them. The uncertainty and anxiety caused by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is having an enormous impact on people’s mental health. That’s why employers need to be doing everything they can to safeguard their employees’ …

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How Employers Can Better Support Their Remote Employees

In Business, Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness by Rebecca Faulks

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has meant that working from home has become the new norm for many people. Fortunately, flexible working practices and technological advances have allowed many individuals and organisations to lessen the impact of the current situation. But what about the impact the sudden culture shock is having on people’s health? For those fortunate enough to be able …

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Why Employee Wellbeing Is Crucial To Business Success

In Business, Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness by Raina Dhillon

Even before the coronavirus outbreak occurred, UK productivity was slowing at an alarming rate. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that productivity in the UK has pretty much flatlined since the 2008 recession. In fact, research from academics at Loughborough University and the University of Sussex shows that the productivity growth slowdown since the 2008 financial crisis is …

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Can Smartphones Help Protect Mental Health During Lockdown?

In Health and Wellness, Individual, Mental Health by Paul Howell

As we all adapt to the challenges, stresses and strains of being locked down, research suggests smartphones could help in monitoring the mental health impact of Covid-19. While there is a huge amount of focus, quite rightly, being placed on the physical health implications of COVID-19, conversations about the impact on our mental health don’t seem as abundant. But the …

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How COVID-19 Is Transforming Primary Care Services

In Health and Wellness, Healthcare, Industry News by Rebecca Faulks

For years, many GPs have been encouraging their patients to take advantage of remote consultation facilities. The thinking behind this approach is because telephone-triage systems can help many patients, negating the need for a face-to-face appointment unless absolutely necessary.  It’s an approach that allows patients to get the help they need remotely, without having to leave their home, freeing up …

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MHFA England Launches ‘My Whole Self’ Campaign To Encourage People To Be Themselves At Work

In Business, Health and Wellness, Mental Health by Rebekah Bree

Employers up and down the country are being targeted in a new campaign by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England to encourage people to be themselves in the workplace. The campaign’s digital centrepiece, the My Whole Self toolkit, is designed to help unlock employee productivity by supporting employers to promote authenticity and acceptance in the workplace. By bringing their ‘whole …

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Coronavirus: An Update From Premier Choice Healthcare

In Health and Wellness, In The Press, Industry News by Claire Ginnelly

The health and safety of our clients and colleagues is a priority for Premier Choice Healthcare. As a result of the on-going Coronavirus situation, we have made some changes to the way we work. Many of our employees have been asked to work from home and perform their roles as they would have done in the office. For employees remaining …

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Frequent Teeth Brushing Linked To Decreased Risk Of Diabetes

In Health and Wellness, Healthcare, Individual by Paul Howell

People who brush their teeth frequently may have a reduced risk of diabetes, while individuals who neglect their oral hygiene could actually increase their risk, new research suggests. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes people to have too much glucose (sugar) in their blood. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health complications, including problems …

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More Than 1 In 10 Businesses Ignoring Staff Wellbeing – GRiD

In Business, Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness by Stephen Ellis

Mental health in the workplace is, quite rightly, getting more attention now than ever before, which is helping break down some of the stigma attached to this important subject. But even though mental health at work is now firmly under the spotlight, some businesses still don’t believe that they are responsible for supporting the wellbeing of their staff, new research …