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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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Sodexo offers on-site counselling service for healthcare employees

Sodexo has launched an on-site counselling service for its 6,000 healthcare employees to help them deal with the pressures of working through the Covid-19 pandemic. The service has been designed to support frontline keyworkers, supervisory and management employees, and will ...

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Construction firms join forces to drive change for site wellbeing

National framework organisation Pagabo has partnered with health technology brand Moodbeam to look after and promote the wellbeing of everyone working on projects in the built environment through the use of wearable technology. Moodbeam One is the world’s first wearable device, ...

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Sodexo supports students with Mental Wellbeing app

Sodexo has boosted its health and wellbeing commitment to students to include access to the NHS-approved Thrive: Mental Wellbeing app and the use of personal home services business Circles as part of its Student Living by Sodexo offer. The new ...

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BESA warns of mental health ‘second wave’

As more sites and buildings reopen, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that there could be another surge in mental health problems across the construction and building engineering sectors. It said Mental Health Awareness Week was an opportunity ...

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8 global mental health tips from the professionals

While it is important during this global health crisis that we isolate to reduce the spread of disease, distancing to keep everyone safe does have a downside. Many people will be suffering from higher levels of stress, anxiety and even ...

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Industry leaders provide wellbeing and loneliness support

Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) comes at a time the UK finds itself under great stress as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Working in collaboration with national construction framework organisation Pagabo and software provider Sypro, mental health charity Mates in Mind has released two ...

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Sodexo provides virtual support programme for students in lockdown

Student Living by Sodexo has launched its residential living programme as a virtual service for students at Sodexo managed university student accommodation sites across the UK. The new virtual service builds on Sodexo’s existing Residency Living programme, which has been ...

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