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What is Bipolar?

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Bipolar disorder (sometimes called bipolar affective disorder) is a long-term condition that causes a person to experience extreme shifts in mood, energy and behaviour. Everyone experiences mood swings from time to time, but people with bipolar experience them more severely

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A unified sense of purpose: the JLR challenge

Jeremy Hicks, JLR UK

In this article, Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover UK, reflects on the JLR Channel Swim, JLR Bike and JLR Run, which collectively raised over £185,000 for Ben as part of the Industry Leader Challenge. Jeremy explains how,

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Are your employees stressed or experiencing burnout?

Man working in a warehouse

By Leila Moss, Communications & Campaigns Manager at Ben It’s Stress Awareness Day, so we wanted to raise awareness and offer general information to employers about stress and burnout in the workplace. As someone who has both experienced and witnessed

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How to avoid burnout

Stressed man at risk of burnout

Burnout is physical and mental exhaustion that happens when we get too stressed for too long. Research has shown that burnout can lead to memory, attention, and emotional problems over time, as well as increase the risk of coronary heart

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What is anxiety?

Man lying awake with anxiety

Everyone feels anxious at some point in their lives as a result of life’s stresses such as work, exams or money problems. Anxiety is part of our body’s natural defences – a reaction to feeling under threat, which dates back

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What is depression?

girl with depression looking out of a window

Depression is one of the most common mental health challenges faced by people in the UK, and affects how you think and feel. Milder forms of depression can make everyday tasks – such as sleeping or working – harder to

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Are you missing the signs of mental health issues in your workforce?

salesman in the showroom

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental health, like physical health, can fluctuate from ‘good’

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How to talk about your mental health

Man thinking about talking about mental health

Talking about mental health challenges can seem daunting, but sharing a problem may lift some of the weight from your shoulders. When dealing with a mental health challenge, it can make a huge difference to feel you’re not facing it

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Talking to a loved one about their mental health

A men supporting a loved one with his mental health by talking

It’s highly likely that someone you know will go through mental health challenges at some point in their lives. In fact, two thirds of British adults say they have experienced mental ill health (the Mental Health Foundation). Having someone to

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How to be a flexible employer

Woman working at a desk

A recent survey by CV Library has found that almost half of employees (47%) cite flexible working as the most desirable workplace benefit they would like to receive[1]. The report ‘Working anywhere: A winning formula for good work?’ – which

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