Coming out of lockdown

April is Stress Awareness Month and Your Employee Wellbeing will be looking at various causes of stress, some strategies for coping with stress and some triggers of stress. 2020/21 has been unprecedented on all fronts and for many stress has figured high on the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Heading out of lockdown is not going to be...

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Managing bereavement & loss

Managing bereavement & loss Bereavement is not just about death When we think of bereavement, we normally think of loss of life, but it can extend to loss in other ways: loss of job; loss of freedom (for example during lockdown) or loss of the life we knew – whether it be through divorce or relocation. Occasionally, it may even originate...

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Tech consumer to tech creator

Tech Consumer to Tech Creator Some commentators regard our children’s obsession with technology as one of the greatest challenges facing parents today. Whether it is YouTube, videogaming or Facebook, technology is occupying more of our children’s time and energy than ever before and drastically changing the experience of childhood. Whilst experts...

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Wellbeing as a working parent

Taking control of your wellbeing as a working parent Whether it’s your children or the printer refusing to cooperate, working from home and homeschooling can be a challenge to juggle at the same time. An overwhelming 84% of you said in our Instagram poll that you thought your wellbeing had taken a negative turn this lockdown. Here are some tips...

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Vaccination – Hope for Normality?

A first hand account from one of Your Employee Wellbeing’s consultants on having the Covid -19 vaccination. As we enter our 3rd national lockdown in the face of spiralling numbers of new Coronavirus cases (thanks to a ‘mutant’ variant) it’s hard not to feel – as you look out at the cold, grey January weather – that we are living...

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Poor employee wellbeing = poor retention

Poor employee wellbeing = poor retention levels New research by Benenden Health has shown that 42% of employers have experienced an employee leaving because they felt their mental wellbeing was not being looked after. Wellbeing is a clear priority for younger members of the workforce, with a whopping 78% of employees aged 18-24 saying they would...

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Men’s health and wellbeing

Men’s health and wellbeing Poor mental health is something every person may have to deal with, regardless of age, gender, sex or other. However, it is time to talk about men’s mental health more often. Men go through many of the same struggles that any other human may go through, especially when it comes to the balance of being a great parent...

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Menopause and how to alleviate the symptoms

What is the menopause and how can its symptoms be alleviated? Women’s reactions to the menopause tend to vary. Some feel a sense of joy as they see it as a kind of relief after years of menstruation. For example, they will no longer need to buy any feminine products. However, for many, the menopause is the beginning of the ageing process. Menstruation...

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Supporting your staff during Covid-19

Supporting your staff during Covid-19 People are working under conditions due to the new pandemic and social distancing guidelines. When we think of mental health and staff support, COVID must now be considered. As a business, you have a duty of care to your workers and staff wellbeing. We all need to consider the workforce’s concerns and...

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Why men struggle to open up in the workplace

Why men struggle to open up in the workplace Doing well at work is a goal for many men, no matter what their profession might be. But while they may be unapologetic about their ambitions, they’re likely to be quieter about how they’re feeling in the workplace. Here, we talk through some of the reasons men struggle to open up. They’re taught to...

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