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What can my organisation do to improve employees’ mental health and wellbeing?

Think about the five ways to wellbeing

Evidence suggests that there are five key ways we can improve our wellbeing. How could you encourage staff to do something from this list each day?

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Highly Commended in Wellbeing in the 2019 BMA Patient Information Awards

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  • Produced by Clare Foster, freelance health editor, and Nick Ridgman, Head of Health Content, Bupa UK, September 2017
    Next review due September 2020

    Bupa UK expert reviewers:

    • Naomi Humber, Psychology Services Manager, EAP
    • Stuart Haydock, Resilience Lead, Health Clinics
    • Sarah Deedat, Head of Behaviour Change
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