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We work with many health and wellbeing experts whose opinions and insight are invaluable. Our colleagues, partners and guest writers share their thoughts below.

Mental Health in the workplace - why it’s time to make a change

Our recent survey of working UK adults found that 86% believe that companies are not doing enough to support them with work-related mental health issues.

5 signs you could be experiencing leavism

69% of employees have said leavism has occurred in their workplace in the past year, but what exactly is leavism? It’s the latest coined phrase to define working during non-paid hours or annual leave. Here’s 5 signs you could be suffering from it.

7 of the most shocking workplace health and wellbeing statistics

The health and wellbeing of employees is directly linked to their productivity. A happy and healthy workforce is a more productive workforce. But you shouldn't just take our word for it. We've pulled together seven of the most surprising health and wellbeing stats to show why it should be your top priority.

What is presenteeism and how can you spot the signs in your staff?

Presenteeism has tripled over the last 10 years according to the CIPD. Yet the percentage of organisations taking steps to discourage presenteeism has halved since 2016. So whilst 86% of employers reported observing presenteeism in their organisation during the last 12 months, only a quarter have actively taken steps to address the problem.

World Sleep Day - are you getting a good quality night’s sleep?

World Sleep Day, organised by the World Sleep Society, is here again to celebrate sleep and highlight key issues relating to it, such as medicine, education, social aspects and driving.

The changing healthcare landscape and how we’re evolving

The National Health Service turns 70 in 2018, and Westfield Health celebrates reaching 100 the following year. I've been doing some reading on how these venerable institutions started, and how they've evolved over the years to meet the changing healthcare needs of a population that's ageing and growing.

How a health cash plan can support university students

Although starting university is an exciting milestone, there are lots of challenges facing students leaving home for the first time. Read about how a health cash plan can help support students at university.

Health and wellbeing, what’s the point?

It’s been really great to see health and wellbeing being celebrated across Great Britain this week, with millions of employees taking part in activities to enhance people’s understanding of health and wellbeing at home, work and in everyday life.

Why We're Supporting Sleep Week

This week is Sleep Week, and The Children’s Sleep Charity are drawing attention to the lack of support given to parents to help children and young adults get the sleep they need. James Wilson writes about how children's sleep is the key to a restful night.

Supporting your child at university has never been so important

Up to two thirds of students are dropping out in the first year at some of the UK's biggest universities, according to recent reports. Learn how you can better support your child at university.

What is a health cash plan and why do I need one?

Dental check-ups and treatment, contact lenses, glasses… do you pay for these regularly? A health cash plan is a fantastic and affordable way to claim money back towards these essential health costs. Find out more now!

Insurance that relieves NHS waiting lists

Waiting for surgery can be a long and stressful time, and increasing waiting lists can cause increased stress and anxiety and the possibility of a worsening condition. Private Health Insurance gives you the peace of mind that if you ever require medical treatment or surgery, you can bypass potentially lengthy NHS waiting lists by opting to be treated privately.

Sleep and mental health – what comes first?

James Wilson, AKA the Sleep Geek, shares his thoughts on the link between a good night's sleep and mental health.

Saving money on your shopping with Westfield Rewards

Hear about the great savings that our policyholders are making with Westfield Rewards.