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Sickness Absence: What are my responsibilities as an employer

May 4th, 2022 posted by staywelloh

As an employer dealing with long term sickness absence and frequent absences, you have a variety of legal responsibilities. Several laws are relevant when managing sick leave and return to work, such as the Equality Act, the Employment Rights Act and the Health and Safety at Work Act.  Employees are more likely to return to…

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The Coronavirus pandemic: the science behind “stress” and what to do about it.

March 30th, 2020 posted by StaywellAdmin

By Paul Hinckley, Occupational Health Advisor at Staywell Occupational Health – 30th March 2020 One thing that has set Coronavirus apart from other infectious diseases is that it comes with a huge fear-factor for most people. Even the word “pandemic” sounds scary. The speed with which this virus has spread throughout the world has surprised…

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It’s Time to Talk About Mental Ill Health in the Workplace #ITSOKAYTOTALK

September 12th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

Sunday, 10th September was World Suicide Prevention Day and the #itsokaytotalk hashtag has been used widely across various social media platforms in recent days. Talking about mental health is key to better understanding but, unfortunately, it’s something far too many of us tend to shy away from, particularly when we’re in the workplace. All too…

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Supporting Long Term Illness and Disability in the Workplace

May 18th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

This is Deaf Awareness Week which hopes to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities that people with hearing impairment encounter every day. The deaf and deafblind community has long been collaborating with the Government to tackle some of the problems that impact on them, including how they get better access to work and employment…

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How to Spot Signs of Mental Health Issues at Work

May 8th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

This is Mental Health Awareness Week and there are numerous events going on around the UK and the rest of the world designed to get us talking. There’s no doubt that mental health is one of the biggest issues we all face nowadays. Often chronically underfunded in many societies, it’s accompanied by a huge amount…

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10 Ways to Reduce Stress and Anxiety in the Workplace

April 3rd, 2017 posted by staywelloh

If you didn’t know, April is stress awareness month. Over the next 30 days, health care professionals and experts will be organising events to raise awareness of the impact it can have on our lives. One area where we encounter considerably higher levels of stress, of course, is the workplace. In manageable doses, it’s actually…

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Why an Effective Wellbeing Strategy for your Employees Matters

January 11th, 2016 posted by staywelloh

How do your employees feel when they get into work? Happy? Committed? Full of energy? Or are they feeling under pressure. Stressed? Unwell? Unable to cope? Wellbeing at work may seem like a fluffy term for the new age of business but making sure that your staff feel good about the workplace can set you…

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Mental Health in the Workplace: The Facts

December 3rd, 2015 posted by staywelloh

We spend a large part of our lives in the workplace, trying to earn an honest crust and get by, but it can also be a highly stressful place where we have become immune to the problem of others. The figures surrounding mental health in the workplace make for worrying reading. According to the Mental…