Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week next week which makes it the perfect opportunity to review workplace health and wellbeing and think about what more employers could be doing to create, and promote, a culture of acceptance around mental health. While the majority of work-related stress is attributed to workload, around 1 in 7 people say it is due to a lack of support despite EAPs being the most popular wellbeing initiative provided by employers in the UK. So why the disparity? “While awareness [...]

Removing the taboo around mental health at Lloyds

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Removing the taboo around mental health at Lloyds

Earlier this week, Lloyd’s CEO, António Horta-Osório wrote for The Guardian about mental health and attitudes to it the workplace. Since taking a leave of absence to deal with serious insomnia shortly after joining the bank in 2011, António Horta-Osório has spoken openly and frankly about his challenges with mental health. At that time he spent nine days at the Priory clinic to prevent a nervous breakdown after his insomnia reached a tipping point. With the support of his family [...]

New ROI tool for employers and EAPs

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New ROI tool for employers and EAPs

Last month, at our AGM, EAPA UK announced the launch of the UK’s first EAP ROI tool. This new tool, funded by EAPA UK and developed by Professor Stephen Bevan at the Institute of Employment Studies (IES) is the culmination of two years of research, resulting in the development of an algorithm that enables employers and EAP providers to now measure return on investment. “For the first time EAP providers and employers will be able to demonstrate the value of their EAPs, using the results to [...]

EAPs can help support mental health among middle managers

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EAPs can help support mental health among middle managers

Last week, the CIPD launched the UK Working Lives survey, the first comprehensive measure of job quality in the UK. Combining previous research on the factors that affect job quality with a 6,000 sample survey, representative of the whole UK workforce, the results show that while overall headline satisfaction with work and jobs is reasonable, there are significant numbers who feel differently, and importantly some major systemic issues with overwork, stress and a lack of [...]

Promoting EAPs during National Stress Awareness month

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Promoting EAPs during National Stress Awareness Month

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 12.5 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17. During the same period, more than 500,000 workers stated that they were suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety. GPs also report that symptoms of stress are on the increase in the UK, with the majority of GPs (85%) reporting a rise in the number of patients with symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression in the [...]

EAPA urges employers to use their EAPs more effectively

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EAPA urges employers to use their EAPs more effectively

A recent BUPA survey has reported that mental health issues are now a larger concern than physical ailments for many UK companies and that businesses are observing higher rates of mental illness compared to five years ago. “This latest report confirms that if organisations want to better support their employees and truly embed a positive approach to workplace wellbeing, they need to treat mental health in the same way as they do physical health. And while we are certainly [...]

Mental health is the number one concern for UK CEOs

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Mental health is the number one concern for UK CEOs

Mental health in the workplace is the top priority for almost three in five (60%) CEOs in the UK and the area of employee wellbeing with which their Board is most concerned, according to a new report, Employee Wellbeing Research 2018 from Reward & Employee Benefits Association (REBA) in association with Punter Southall Health & Protection. The report found that just one in six (16%) employers have a defined mental health strategy in place, however over a third (37%) [...]

Protecture webinar on GDPR

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GPDR webinar

This is advance notice that EAPA and Protecture shall be running a webinar on one of the issues which concerns us all at present,  GDPR.  The date is 11 April at 10.00 am Information on this will be sent out in the next few days, but the purpose of this note is to ensure that you receive this advance notice for your diaries. The session will be run by Gary Shipsey of Protecture.  This organisation is a specialist consultancy [...]

Third of UK workers say their employer has no interest in their mental health

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Third of UK workers say their employer has no interest in their mental health

 New research from management services firm, ADP reveals that a 31% of workers say their employer has little or no interest in their mental health, despite the fact that 20% are stressed out on a daily basis, and for almost 33% of workers, the issue is so bad that they’re considering looking for a new role. According to the study of nearly 1,300 [...]

Health and Wellbeing@Work 2018

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Health and Wellbeing@Work 2018

EAPA was again delighted to be a partner of this year's Health & Wellbeing@Work conference at the NEC in Birmingham. “This is the seventh year that EAPA has participated in the conference, both as an exhibitor and contributor to the speaker programme and we would like to thank Sterling Events for another successful conference and for its continuing support of EAPA’s involvement. We were delighted to receive so many visitors and so much [...]

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