mental wellbeing Mental wellbeing

Stress can act as a gateway to other, more serious health problems such as depression and heart disease so it’s important to address it in its early stages. Non-work related stress accounts for 61% of long-term sickness absence among non-manual workers. Whatever its origin, stress is a complicated issue that can affect attendance, performance and team morale^, so it makes business sense to manage it before it becomes a long-term problem.

How happy is your workplace?

In uncertain economic times, and with good staff adding more value than ever, making sure employees feel happy, stay healthy and perform well is a priority. It can also be easier than most businesses realise.

Tackling stress at work

Every job has stressful elements. However, excessive levels of stress at work could have a major impact on your business, both financially and in terms of employee satisfaction.

Spotting the stress signals

Stress at work is on the rise, even more so in the current economic climate, which means employers should understand as much about work-related stress as possible.

The motivation game

Help combat motivation issues before they become serious with our five easy steps to boost staff morale in your business.

Lightening the load in the recession

Why employers should take positive steps to ensure the continued health and wellbeing of their workforce during a recession.

Managing change in the workplace

To survive and grow, organisations must be alert to the need for change, but employers need to be mindful of the stress that change can cause.


Bullying isn't something that stops once school finishes. Workplace bullies are likely to be out there, and they could be affecting your business.

Work rage

Problem anger can be extremely damaging in the workplace, causing dissatisfaction and tension among employees, ill health and even violence+.

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    Absence and workplace health survey 2011. CBI. Date accessed 6 September 2011.

    ^(http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/) Accessed 9 September 2011.

    +(http://www.tuc.org.uk/extras/unionorganisationreport.pdf) Pg 3

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