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Parr FM makes a splash for mental health charities

Parr Group and Parr FM have surpassed their fundraising goal to raise over £22k for leading Northern Ireland mental health charities AWARE and Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues (TAMHI). After raising a staggering £10,000 on their first day of ...

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Engineering sector reports increase in mental health awareness

The vast majority of large electrotechnical and engineering services businesses now train staff as Mental Health First Aiders, according to a survey commissioned by engineering services trade body ECA. Twenty four of the largest ECA Members, with a combined turnover of ...

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Counselling sessions help to improve Sodexo healthcare employees’ mental health

More than 330 on-site counselling sessions have helped to improve Sodexo healthcare employees’ psychological and emotional health. Launched in June, the service was designed to help frontline keyworkers, supervisory and management employees deal with the pressures of working through the ...

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A third of home workers feel disconnected to their organisation and colleagues

Insights from Leesman’s ongoing home working study of more than 145,000 workers has revealed over a third of home workers (35 per cent) feel disconnected to their organisation when working from home and a further 31 per cent feel disconnected ...

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FM Clinic: Supporting worker’s mental health in the face of continued uncertainty

Recent research published by Warwick Business School suggests that companies that don’t do enough to support their workers’ mental health, risk seeing their overall productivity drop by a quarter. With employees facing continued disruption to their work and personal lives ...

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Bennett Hay introduces support network for employee outplacement 

The London-based bespoke hospitality services company, Bennett Hay, has launched a support initiative, Forward Together, for employees impacted by Covid-19. FWDTogether, which was devised by the company’s Happiness Officer, Susie Cerys, has been created to support, mentor and help up-skill members of the ...

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Pareto FM launches virtual run to tackle lockdown fatigue  

Pareto has launched the FM sector’s first free virtual 10km running event to encourage people to stay physically active during lockdown and support the mental and physical health of those in facilities management. Participants will be invited to complete a ...

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Research highlights the concerns of UK workers

As workplaces reopen research has shown that although many UK workers have enjoyed the benefits of working from home, almost a quarter (24 per cent) said their mental wellbeing was lower than normal, a higher percentage than in other countries ...

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Wates encourages employees to ‘take a minute’ on World Suicide Prevention Day

To coincide with today’s World Suicide Prevention Day (Thursday 10 September) family-owned construction, property services and residential development company, Wates Group, has launched a company-wide campaign to encourage colleagues to ‘take a minute’ – time to talk to someone to get help, to not mask how they feel, to notice a ...

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Leading organisations plan to prioritise mental health as employees return to work

The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) is one of 33 leading organisations including Unilever, Barclays and Santander, that have signed an open letter to The Times newspaper committing to prioritising the mental health of their employees as they ...

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