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Businesses must do more to support employees’ mental health
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Businesses must do more to support employees’ mental health

Three quarters (75%) of businesses surveyed by Secondsight said they were offering mental health support to their workforce, but more than half (51%) of employees felt their employer should be offering more. Matthew Mitten, Partner at Secondsight said “Many [..]


51% of employees want more employer-led mental health support
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51% of employees want more employer-led mental health support

Just over half (51%) of employees believe their employers should be offering more to support employee mental health, according to research by Secondsight. Its survey of 530 employees also found that 75% of respondents’ organisations do offer some form of mental [..]


Call for employers to step up mental health support after lockdown
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Call for employers to step up mental health support after lockdown

Employers are being urged to step up their workplace mental health services to support people returning to work post coronavirus lockdown. Secondsight's latest research shows there is significant disparity between what businesses think they are delivering in [..]


How can employers offer more mental health support now and in the future?
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How can employers offer more mental health support now and in the future?

Most employers are doing more now than ever before to ensure they are supporting the mental health of their employees. And, in these times of working from home and long term isolation, it’s becoming increasingly important for employers to ensure their employees [..]


The solutions behind the Financial Wellbeing statistics
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The solutions behind the Financial Wellbeing statistics

For some time now financial wellbeing has been on the agenda of many HR professionals and for good reasons. There are so many statistics out there which highlight the importance surrounding it, here are just a few: 41% of people voted financial problems (money [..]


What was the most voted cause of stress in the workplace?
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What was the most voted cause of stress in the workplace?

April marked National Stress Awareness Month, an event which has taken place since 1992 to increase public awareness of the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic1. In a 2018 study by the Mental Health Foundation, 74% of respondents said they had felt so [..]


Time to Talk Day – Mental and Financial Wellbeing
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Time to Talk Day – Mental and Financial Wellbeing

This Time to Talk Day, we are joining in the conversation and encouraging employers to talk about mental health and how financial wellbeing can play a big part in the mental wellbeing of their employees. For some time now mental and physical wellbeing has been an [..]


Mental Health Awareness Week – managing stress and mental wellbeing in the workplace
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Mental Health Awareness Week – managing stress and mental wellbeing in the workplace

Stress or stressed.  They’re two words that most of us use pretty regularly, possibly even daily. Stress is one of those funny things.  We often use the word as a point of reference for how we’re feeling, such as describing our work day as stressful, or [..]


Stress awareness day – Blog by Morag Livingston
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Stress awareness day – Blog by Morag Livingston

Today is the very first International Stress Awareness Day.  So great is the momentum surrounding the awareness of mental health issues, this National day, which has been running since 1998, has this year become an International Awareness Day. We all suffer some [..]


Supporting mental health in the workplace
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Supporting mental health in the workplace

Today is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is mental health in the workplace. This year in particular, we’ve seen a rise in mental health issues being openly discussed.  With well-known celebrities and members of the Royal Family talking about [..]


Adapting to challenges
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Adapting to challenges

The ageing society, mental health and wellness are all driving the group risk agenda.  Trends which have been talked about for years are now reality, and both employers and group risk providers are having to adapt.  Morag Livingston shares her thoughts on these [..]


Stress Awareness Day
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Stress Awareness Day

Morag Livingston, group risk and healthcare manager at Secondsight, thinks that greater emphasis should be placed on today’s employees – to support them with stress. With increasing recognition that financial issues can often be linked to stress, some employers [..]


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