Time to Talk Day 2024: Let’s Chat About Mental Health at Work

As we get ready to say goodbye to January, there’s something important coming up on the 1st February. ‘Time to Talk Day’ is a day dedicated to breaking the silence around mental health, and this year, individuals and organisations around the world will come together to encourage open conversations and promoting support networks. Now, let’s […]

Promoting Men’s Health at Work

Gents of all ages are wearing their moustaches with pride, which confirms Movember is in full swing!! This is recognised as Men’s Health Awareness Month and whilst I’m not partaking in growing a ‘Mo’ this year, it’s definitely a good time to address men’s health in the workplace. Employers can play a significant role in […]

The strong link between financial anxiety and mental health

It is Mental Health Awareness week this week, with a specific focus on Anxiety. We all feel anxious at times, which is not surprising given the uncertain world we find ourselves living in. If it is not a global pandemic, or talk of world war 3, then it is the cost of living crisis. I […]

Reproductive health – Support for employees

Reproductive health support has been growing in popularity as an employee benefit in the UK. The uncertainty surrounding such issues can be a major cause of stress both physically and mentally for employees. NHS waiting lists for investigation and treatment are long and growing. Many employees do not feel comfortable disclosing that they are undergoing […]

Cost of living crisis – how can employers help?

The cost of living crisis is having an impact on all of us and with energy prices soaring and winter looming, lots of people are genuinely worried about how they are going to afford to heat their homes and put food on the table. I have seen lots of articles recently with examples of how […]

Menopause Workplace Support

I have had a number of conversations with clients recently on the subject of menopause support. Unfortunately Private Medical Insurance (PMI) policies do not provide cover for menopause as this is categorised as the bodies’ natural aging process. However, one of the top PMI providers now offer a standalone a Menopause plan which can be […]

Communication is Key

Employers invest significant sums on benefits such as Workplace Pension, Private Medical Insurance and Group Risk Insurances. It is therefore vital that staff understand and more importantly appreciate the value of these benefits. GRiD (the industry body for the group risk sector) has carried out some new research1 which shows that 42% of employees don’t […]

How to beat the New Year Blues

January and February can be tough months for many of us. There are lots of reasons why you might feel a little ‘blue’ during the first few calendar months. Money worries following overspending after the festive break (and that long wait until pay day!), the cold weather, getting back to reality following the break over […]

How the pandemic has impacted presenteeism in the workplace

There has always been a focus on absence, but presenteeism in the workplace is just as much of an issue. This was the case prior to the pandemic, but this has heightened the issue even further. Presenteeism can be defined as when employees feel they must work, even though they are unwell. In 2019, 80% […]

Cash back for essential healthcare

Now, more than ever, we need to be putting focus on our health. I think we can all agree that we are very lucky to have the NHS who we can rely on for free healthcare when we need it. However, there are certain healthcare elements which we don’t have free access to, dental treatment […]

Employee Benefit Benchmarking Report 2022

Exclusively focused on UK organisations with employee headcounts of up to 1000, the data and conclusions shared in this report are directly relevant to companies of this size and profile.