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    Ailing UK nation needs employer to step in where NHS can’t, agrees panel

    The UK is suffering from a productivity crisis, thanks in part to worsening physical and mental health among its workforce, Professor Dame Carol Black, Chair of the Centre for Ageing Better said at London’s Watercooler conference last month.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 18 May 2023

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    Employee engagement is crucial for wellbeing

    Employees who feel engaged with their jobs, colleagues and the values of their organisation tend to report more positive wellbeing, making it essential to focus on approaches like ensuring good relationships between managers and staff.

    By Jane Sparrow, The Culture Builders on 10 May 2023

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    Wellbeing Conference 2023: highlights from an amazing day

    Experts were invited to share insights into employee and organisational wellbeing at British Safety Council’s third annual Wellbeing Conference on 18 April.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 19 April 2023


    Can we see the wood for the trees?

    Ten years ago, the United Nations’ General Assembly decreed that 20 March would be ‘International Day of Happiness’.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 31 March 2023

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    In praise of nothing

    I’ve a colleague working in social care. Part of their week is spent at a community centre. It’s a challenging role. There’s no time for idleness. Nor would anyone advocate it, I imagine. But what about fallow? Rest. Respite. A simple lull in the day?

    By Dr Samantha Peters, Being Well Together on 08 March 2023

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    Time to quit – top tips for an effective stop smoking programme at work

    National No Smoking Day on 8 March is a great opportunity to help staff to quit smoking or vaping, but it’s essential to adopt the right tone and approach.

    By John Dicey, Allen Carr’s Easyway on 07 March 2023

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    Why we all need coaxing out from behind the sofa in 2023

    Only a month into the new year, issues we all wanted to see the back of in 2022 in many ways just seem to get worse. The war in Ukraine, high prices, labour shortages, strikes, ambulance waiting times and the deficit… the list goes on.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 01 February 2023

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    Keeping well at work

    With research showing a direct link between high productivity and the health and wellbeing of the workforce, Indian businesses are stepping up their efforts to support the mental and physical health of their teams.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 06 December 2022

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    Wellbeing at work: a strategic approach is key

    Research shows that investing in employee wellbeing brings financial benefits for a business, but it’s essential employers carefully plan and implement their wellbeing programme, rather than taking an ad-hoc or reactive approach to problems.

    By Marcus Herbert, British Safety Council on 02 December 2022

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    Five top wellbeing initiatives of 2022

    These five top examples of innovative wellbeing initiatives that we have seen this year show how thoughtful and creative we can be when it comes to wellbeing.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 December 2022