Wellbeing

Workers spending too long sitting on their…

Workers are racking up an average of nine hours sitting-time a day – and when they’re not in a chair or aching because of one, they’re falling out with others over them, research from AXA PPP healthcare has found. The healthcare company’s poll of 2000 people who use a chair during some or most of […]

Five ways to stay on top on Blue Monday and beyond

Next Monday is Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year. The weather’s cold and rainy, you’ve spent all your money on Christmas gifts and you’re still getting used to being back at work. This is a time when many businesses are struggling to find and retain talent and people on the job […]

Millennials are struggling the most with workplace stress

Happiness at work comes least to millennials, according to new research, with many young adults who are focusing on carving out their career paths taking home the stresses of work. The survey of 1,001 UK adults carried out by one of the UK’s leading healthcare companies, Cygnet Jobs, has revealed that almost 3 in 4 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]