Category: Mental Health Advice

How to improve the wellbeing of employees.

When managing health and safety at work, it’s easy to focus on just the physical hazards of the workplace. This is where most of the legislation lies, with the biggest penalties being dealt out for non-compliance. However, employee wellbeing addresses both the physical and emotional health of employees. Aiming to prevent problems arising or, if they do, helping employees to...

Menopause at Work: Risk Assessments, Policies & Guidelines

Overview Menopause occurs when a woman hasn’t menstruated in 12 consecutive months and can no longer become pregnant naturally. It usually begins between the ages of 45 and 55, but can develop before or after this age range. Menopause can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as hot flashes and weight gain. For most women, medical treatment isn’t needed for menopause. Let’s start...

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is a chance for the UK to focus on mental health. This year’s theme is kindness, with the week running from 18 – 24 May 2020. The focus on kindness is a response to the coronavirus outbreak, which is having a big impact on people’s mental health. Being kind can significantly improve our physical and...

Mental Health at Work: Quick Facts

Stress is now recognised as a very serious health and safety issue, and one that all organisations must address if they are to comply with health and safety legislation. Employers must treat stress like any other health hazard. This topic explains the benefits of taking proactive action and highlights the factors associated with stress that can be very costly to...

How to help someone with SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder

What is seasonal affective disorder? It is more than the “winter blues” or a general feeling of sadness — it’s a major depressive disorder brought about by the lengthening periods of darkness. It causes lethargy, low energy, difficulty waking up in the mornings and decreased concentration. It’s an issue that can have drastic effects on productivity in the winter months....