Tag Archives: workplace wellbeing

As we work to break the stigma surrounding mental illness in the workplace, it’s about time to draw attention to a related but lesser known topic: the effects of stress on menopausal women. Menopause can be a stressful experience for many women, and considering stress reactivity is heightened during this time, can have major impacts on those already struggling to cope in a high-pressure work environment.

Can you remember the last time you really benefited from being stressed? If not, you’re not alone. The current dialogue around stress is based almost solely on the idea of a fight-or-flight response to perceived problems, which over time can lead to decreased physical and mental stamina. But when recognised and utilised, the right amount of stress can lead to improved memory, attention, and physiological resilience.

The workplace is often set up in a way which encourages people to push themselves harder, through targets, incentives or simple performance markers. What some employers fail to understand is how this basic measuring can, at times, exacerbate the difficulties of people who have a hidden disability or neuro-difference.

Carrying out a thorough employee wellbeing evaluation is vital to understanding your current situation and the areas that most need improvement. From here you can create a workplace wellbeing programme that is tailored to your business and the needs of your employees. When it comes to health and wellbeing, one size does not fit all.

Workplace wellbeing is essential for businesses to thrive. The equation is simple – happy, healthy employees are more productive, work better in teams and produce better outcomes, ultimately driving higher profit margins and taking businesses to the next level. Here are five workplace wellbeing trends set to take 2018 by storm.

507,000 British workers suffered work-related musculoskeletal disorders in 2016/17, resulting in the loss of 8.9 million working days. The majority of these were related to back and neck problems caused by poor posture and repetitive strain. Employers can play a key role in preventing and managing musculoskeletal disorders by planning a strategy that not only […]

Most of us spend our lives on autopilot. We go through the motions at work, at home, while we eat and even when we interact with those around us. Often, although we are physically present, our minds are elsewhere – ruminating on the past or worrying about the future. In this state, decisions are made, […]

  • 1
  • 2