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31 January 2018

Time To Talk About Loneliness At Work

Since it launched, just four years ago, Time To Talk Day, which happens on the first Thursday in February, has inspired millions of people to open up about mental health. However, one area that remains very taboo is the impact that loneliness has on the mental health of employees. Far from just being a feeling, loneliness is worse for our health than smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It increases the risk of heart disease by 29% and the risk of stroke by 32% (Valtorta et al, 2016), reducing overall life expectancy by seven years (Holt-Lunstad et al, 2015). It’s now such a chronic problem across the UK that the government has appointed a minister for loneliness to help address the scale of the issue. But given that many people’s only source of interaction with other people is through work, employers also have a vital role to play in addressing the issue. Here are six steps you can take to get the conversation started and make loneliness at work a thing of the past…

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09 January 2018
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Five mental health at work predictions for 2018

With the UK’s productivity, or rather lack of productivity, continuing to prove problematic, the media shining a light on eating disorders and issues ranging from domestic violence to traumatic childb…

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07 December 2017
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Why A Joyful Workforce Is A More Productive Workforce

If you hear people emitting peals of laughter at this time of year, or talking animatedly about their plans for the festive season, you might be tempted to think they’re slacking off. In reality, your…

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17 November 2017
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How To Be Kind To Yourself

Perhaps the hardest thing about working in mental health is seeing how much people suffer with issues like stress and depression when there are some simple, yet incredibly effective, things they can d…

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19 October 2017
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Three Ways #MeToo Will Change The Workplace

Following revelations about the extent to which movie producer Harvey Weinstein was able to sexually assault vulnerable young employees, the actress Alyssa Milano suggested all the women who’ve been s…

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