Is an Employee Assistance Programme worthwhile?

The ‘Employee Assistance Programme’ is one of the most common workforce mental health interventions in the UK. But does it actually provide any value, or is it just a box-ticking exercise?

September 25, 2019
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Peeling back the layers for positive mental health at work

To understand what leads to positive mental health, you need to peel back the layers, and look at it through a more holistic lens. And according to Dr Shaun Davis, of Royal Mail Group, you can kick this off by getting to know the people who work for you.

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Avoiding discrimination against mental health at work

In this video, Employment Law specialist, Jay Bhiyani, talks about discrimination against mental health at work. She explains some of the policies and procedures that can help to protect you against lawsuits, while providing a better working environment.

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Changing the narrative on mental health in the workplace

Ex-mental health nurse, Stacy Thomson, shares her professional expertise on how the phrase ‘mental health’ applies to more than just the mentally ill – and how we can all help to change the narrative on mental health in the workplace.

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Starting the conversation about mental health in the workplace

Our blog editor, and resident Mental Health First Aider, talks about why it is so important to start the conversation about mental health in the workplace. This video was live broadcast as part of The Future of People Conference, 2019.

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New research: UK employees too afraid to take a sick day

We surveyed over 2,000 adults across the UK, and discovered that 79% are too afraid to take a sick day. We hope that the following research sheds some light on the pressing need to let employees rest and recover if they are unwell.

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Why I am becoming a mental health first aider

Some experts are sceptical about mental health first aid training. But surely, having a mental health first aider is better than not having one? This is why I decided to take the plunge.

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