WELLBEING NEWS

Stay up-to-date with all the latest industry, product and event news dedicated to Workplace Wellbeing.

ARE WELLBEING DAYS THE ANSWER TO WORKPLACE STRESS?

16/06/2020

If there’s one thing the current push towards better workplace wellbeing should achieve, it’s the end of stress and overwork as a virtue.

DOWNLOAD OUR GUIDE FOR 81 WORKPLACE WELLBEING IDEAS

01/04/2020

One in four of us experience a mental health problem, typically anxiety, stress or depression. In 2018/19, for instance, 600,000 workers in the UK experienced workplace stress, accounting for 44% of work-related illness, both physical and mental.

DOWNLOAD THE EMPLOYEE WELLBEING SURVEY

01/04/2020

This employee wellbeing survey can help you better understand the wellness needs of your staff, and discover what changes need to be made to your workplace to promote better mental, physical and financial health.

LONE WORKER WELLBEING IN THE AGE OF COVID–19

01/04/2020

How do you support a lone or remote worker? How do you ensure they continue to receive training and guidance? Employers are already aware of the risks posed to lone workers such as security guards, cleaners and drivers, but many fail to appreciate that home workers also require the same protections.

PROTECTING MENTAL WELLBEING IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

17/03/2020

The UK construction industry is in the midst of a wellbeing crisis: according to the Office of National Statistics, the suicide rate for male labourers is three times higher than the national average.

HOW LEADERSHIP CHANGES THE WELLBEING CONVERSATION

12/03/2020

Research by Bupa Global in 2018 revealed that 64% of senior business leaders have suffered from mental health conditions. In this respect, seniority does not shield people from the same problems—workplace stress, anxiety and depression—that other employees face.

UPDATED: WORKPLACE WELLBEING SHOW STATEMENT ON THE CORONAVIRUS

10/03/2020

Workplace Wellbeing Show 2020 and its co-located events, which were originally scheduled to be staged in May 2020, will now be held at ExCeL London on 8–10 September 2020.

81 WORKPLACE WELLBEING IDEAS

06/03/2020

One in four of us experience a mental health problem, typically anxiety, stress or depression. In 2018/19, for instance, 600,000 workers in the UK experienced workplace stress, accounting for 44% of work-related illness, both physical and mental.

WORKPLACE WELLBEING SHOW PARTNERS WITH IMHX TO DELIVER LOGISTICS WELLBEING

25/02/2020

One sector in which workplace wellbeing is too often overlooked is logistics, transportation and warehousing. Heavy workloads and long hours—many of which are worked alone—contribute to a n environment that can negatively impact employee mental health.

HOW CAN HR PROFESSIONALS TACKLE WORKPLACE STRESS?

14/02/2020

The scale of workplace stress is undeniable: according to the HSE, 600,000 people in the UK reported experience work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2018/19—this is around 44% of all work-related illness.

WHY WORKPLACE RELATIONSHIPS ARE KEY TO WELLBEING

13/02/2020

Healthy workplace relationships are key to creating a friendly, welcoming and productive environment for colleagues. Managers and HR professionals can take a number of steps to encourage good relations, eliminate workplace bullying and create a culture of openness and communication among employees.

CAN A FOUR-DAY WEEK REDUCE WORKPLACE STRESS?

12/02/2020

Now, reaction to fewer working hours is much the opposite, with a four-day week desired by 51% of UK workers according to a study by Zapier. Various mental health issues, such as stress, burnout and depression are caused by overworking.

WORKPLACE WELLBEING SHOW ANNOUNCES MIND AS OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNER

10/02/2020

Mind is the ideal partner for Workplace Wellbeing Show owing to the significant shared values between the charity and the event, including a desire to promote wellbeing best practice and level the playing field for mental health. 

DOWNLOAD WELLBEING: EMPLOYEE FACTSHEET

05/02/2020

Mental Health is defined as a state of wellbeing in which an individual can cope with the normal stresses of life and can work productively. However, when a person is suffering from mental ill health their emotional wellbeing has been affected.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID: RAISING AWARENESS AND CHANGING ATTITUDES

23/01/2020

In September 2019, The Guardian reported that a record number of mental health first aiders—140,000—were being trained across the UK. FTSE 100 companies alone were said to have trained more than 10,000 employees as mental health first aiders.

WHY WE NEED TO CREATE ACCESSIBLE WORKPLACES

21/01/2020

Ensuring a workplace is accessible to people with disabilities is essential for promoting a happy, healthy and productive environment.

DOWNLOAD SLEEP AND FATIGUE: DIRECTOR’S BRIEFING FROM BARBOUR EHS

20/12/2019

The 21st century is a sleepless one, and today fatigue is all too common among the British workforce. It chiefly affects employees working abnormal hours or excessive amounts of time, but it can also be a result of poor time management on the part of the worker.

REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE TICKET TO WORKPLACE WELLBEING SHOW 2020

10/12/2019

Workplace Wellbeing Show is returning to ExCeL London bigger and better than ever. Register for free today to join thousands of professionals from around the world to access wellbeing excellence.

DOWNLOAD WELLBEING: DIRECTOR’S BRIEFING FROM BARBOUR EHS

09/12/2019

When it comes to workplace wellbeing, you can’t afford to be behind the curve. Inadequate mental health provision can be catastrophic for individuals, and it harms an organisation’s productivity, too.

DOWNLOAD STRESS: A BARBOUR GUIDE

04/12/2019

At times, stress can be positive. It can give us impetus and drive and help us make decisions and act quickly. Too often, however, it is ruinous, and the catalyst for serious mental health issues.

TALKING TO A SUICIDAL EMPLOYEE CAN SAVE THEIR LIFE

24/10/2019

There is a common belief that talking about suicide with someone that is suicidal can be dangerous, especially in the workplace, as many employees find it awkward and hard to have an open dialogue with a suicidal colleague. However, this notion is being challenged by RedArc.

HOW BIOPHILIC DESIGN CAN TRANSFORM WORKSPACES FOREVER

24/10/2019

Biophilic design might seem like a pretentious name for a simple concept, sticking a few plants in an office, but significant evidence and research suggests carefully planning a workspace or urban area around access to nature has an enormous impact on health, wellbeing, productivity, creativity and the environment.

BURNOUT, STRESS AND BEING HUMAN

24/10/2019

In May 2019, the World Health Organization announced that in the ICD11 (international classification of mental illnesses) there would be a new category of “burnout” as an occupational phenomenon – not a medical condition. But what causes burnout?