Business travel insurance: Protection for the post-Covid traveller

During the depths of the pandemic, many people optimistically focused on a time in the future when things would go back to the way they were before, with everyone free to enjoy unrestricted travel again. Thankfully, this vision has largely been realised in recent years as the disruption of Covid-19 has dissolved into the background [...]

2023-07-21T09:49:07+01:00July 21st, 2023|Uncategorized|

Why employers are being accused of ‘wellbeing washing’ and what can be done

Despite being a fixture of most modern workplaces, Mental Health First Aiders are a relatively new phenomenon, having only arrived in England as recently as 2007 as part of a Department of Health initiative. Fast forward to 2023 and there is now thankfully far greater awareness and appreciation for mental health, while the suspicion and [...]

2023-06-23T12:41:37+01:00June 23rd, 2023|Uncategorized|

What employers can do to battle burnout

Having bounced from a global pandemic to a cost-of-living crisis, the UK workforce has become accustomed to living in challenging, uncertain times. But when the stresses and strains of everyday life are overlaid onto this difficult backdrop, the effects on individuals can be damaging. It can leave people feeling overwhelmed, anxious and at risk of [...]

2023-05-02T16:56:16+01:00May 2nd, 2023|Uncategorized|

Five data points highlighting the difficulties facing NHS patients

From its starring role in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics to the banging of pots and pans on our doorsteps during the pandemic, there is no doubt that the NHS is a treasured part of our cultural identity. In recent years, however, media headlines have brought attention to the fact that the [...]

2023-03-29T10:11:05+01:00March 29th, 2023|Uncategorized|

More than words: The role of talking in supporting employee mental well-being

Whether we’re catching up with friends over coffee or putting the world to rights in the pub, there are plenty of times when it feels good to talk. For centuries, talking has provided people with a vital outlet for their problems and worries. By sharing our concerns, we are able to lift some of the [...]

2023-02-07T11:44:58+00:00February 7th, 2023|Uncategorized|

New Year, New You: Helping employees with healthy resolutions

After a Christmas season of indulgence and excess, the start of a new year can provide a welcome opportunity for some reflection and restraint. Having been fuelled on a festive philosophy of ‘eat, drink and be merry’ for an extended period of time, there is often a renewed appetite for adopting healthier habits and behaviours, [...]

2023-01-16T10:53:00+00:00January 16th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Different thinking: Supporting neurodiversity among the workforce

As HR managers and leadership teams continue to embrace the DEI agenda, many companies have outlined their ambitions to become more inclusive employers. As many know, however, the reality of achieving this specific goal has broad implications. Because while there are official frameworks that must be followed, implementing a DEI policy that truly addresses the [...]

2022-11-29T17:24:11+00:00November 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The rising value of health cover in a cost-of-living crisis

There is no doubt that the cost-of-living crisis is having a damaging effect on wallets and bank accounts, but perhaps less attention is paid to the harmful effect it can have on health. There are two key causes to this problem: firstly, the direct impact that such added stress can have on our mental and [...]

2022-11-09T10:20:19+00:00November 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Trip hazard: Protecting yourself from travel problems

Whether you’re relaxing on a peaceful cruise or undertaking adventures in far-flung destinations, travel is meant to give us a valuable chance to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life. But the return on your holiday investment can quickly diminish when plans go awry. And that has been the case for thousands of people [...]

2022-10-27T10:42:26+01:00October 27th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Supporting the wellbeing of employees affected by grief

For many people across the country, the additional Bank Holiday to mark the Queen’s funeral provided an important opportunity to mourn the loss of Britain’s longest reigning monarch. For some employers, however, it presented an unprecedented and delicate situation. Particularly in sectors such as hospitality, the demands on the business were potentially at odds with [...]

2022-10-06T14:26:02+01:00October 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|
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