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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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Businesses advised to prepare for a rise in mental health problems

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is advising employers to prepare for a likely surge in mental health problems during the current lockdown. In a recent poll carried out by the Association, 41 per cent of respondents said their mental ...

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City & Guilds urges businesses to safeguard employee mental wellbeing during the global pandemic

City & Guilds Group is urging businesses to do much more to safeguard mental wellbeing of workers during the global pandemic and has key spokespeople available to discuss the workplace and wellbeing challenges in today’s business environment. In the UK, ...

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Vacherin launches ‘Run to the Moon’ challenge

London contract caterer, Vacherin, has launched a company-wide ‘Vacherin Run to the Moon’ challenge to support colleagues’ physical and mental wellbeing and encourage a healthy lifestyle. In support of promoting a happy and healthy workforce the challenge invites every team ...

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Facilities management & wellbeing in the workplace

Wellbeing in the workplace has rightly become a central focal point within recent years. Employee health matters. A happy, healthy team is a productive one and vital to the success of most (if not all) organisations. The built environment plays ...

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Pareto to complete skydive for men’s mental health charity on Father’s Day

Twenty-five employees from Pareto FM will be raising vital funds for the men’s mental health charity, CALM, by taking part in a group sky dive on 21 June 2020. Pareto have purposefully chosen Father’s Day to complete the jump to ...

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Compass champions workplace mental wellness programme

Compass Group UK & Ireland has joined forces with Hospitality Action (HA) to support the industry charity’s major new mental health awareness programme. Launched yesterday (20 January – Blue Monday), the programme aims to dispel the stigma attached to mental ...

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Combatting ‘excessive stress’ in the workplace

One in every eight company employees in the UK has taken time off work for stress in the last year, according to a new study conducted by contractor payroll and accountancy experts, the Dolan Contractor Group. The Stress in the ...

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Government must tackle late payment issues, says BESA

The new government must do everything it can to solve the late payment problems that continue to undermine construction supply chains, according to the Chief Executive officer of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) David Frise. He told the Association’s ...

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