Wellbeing

Mental Ill Health

Almost half of the 7.7 million UK workers with mental health problems do not tell their employer

Majority fear revealing their problems will block career progress, with three-fifths worried it will damage relationships with colleagues HealthTech startup Mynurva has commissioned an independent, nationally-representative survey among more than 2,000 UK adults to uncover the number of full-time workers who suffer from mental health problems; how many of them seek help for their issues; and the […]

Wellbeing

Public sector workers more stressed than their private sector counterparts

Public sector workers are more likely to suffer from stress than those in the private sector according to a survey published to coincide with National Stress Awareness Day this week. Half of public sector staff polled in the survey by Boundless, the events and experiences club for public sector workers, said they were stressed – […]

HR departments feel the strain from mental health

Mental health issues require flexible sick pay says institute

Sick leave and pay should be more flexible, so people with poor mental health can avoid severe financial hardship, a charity has said. The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute said preventative, part-time sick leave would help those facing mental health difficulties. Greater access to insurance products could protect the income of those with pre-existing […]

Work stress

Professional services worst in UK for not doing anything to manage stress

Time-poor workers in law and accountancy are not doing anything to relieve stress outside of work – ironically often due to not having the time – according to new research out today. A survey of 1,015 UK adults in employment carried out by learning marketplace, Obby.co.uk, revealed that professional services workers – such as those in accountancy […]