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Feeling mentally healthy helps us to cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively make a contribution to the community that we live and work in. Explore this content to learn and understand more about mental health, and how you can support your own or your employees mental wellbeing.

The Exhaustion at Work Epidemic: Fatigued on the Job

Fatigue. It’s long-term exhaustion, low energy and motivation which can be caused by sleep deprivation, diet, mental or physical illness. Yet many of us suffer in silence.

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.

Switching off from work whilst on holiday

It can be challenging to get everything done before you go on holiday, but it’s important to learn how to switch off while you are away. Our Director of Wellbeing, Richard Holmes, shares his top tips on how to help you rest, relax and enjoy yourself on holiday

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.

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.

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.

Mental health - breaking down the workplace culture of silence

To mark Time to Talk Day, here’s my personal story of how I was having a difficult time in my life. While I have overcome this and feel able to share my story talking about problems isn’t something everyone can do. Often it can be the first step in getting to grip with problems or perhaps nipping things in the bud. That’s why I am supporting Time to Talk Day.

Top tips for a healthy workforce

We’ve recently adopted a new approach to keeping Britain’s workforce fit and healthy. Our Head of HR Fiona Lowe shares her tips for HR managers looking to support the health and wellbeing of their employees.

The relationship between physical and mental health

Many people regard physical health and mental health as two separate entities, but are they actually connected? Westfield Health CEO Jill Davies explores the theory that the two conditions are inextricably linked.

Mental health at work – the issues, impact and what you can do to help

With one worker in six experiencing depression, anxiety or problems relating to mental health, our Head of HR and Development Fiona Lowe discusses the impact of mental health in the workplace and offers her tips on how to support your staff.