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A focus on depression

By Rachel Clift, Health & Wellbeing Director at Ben An estimated 264 million people worldwide* are affected by depression and it’s one of the most common mental health issues faced by people in the UK. Depression can affect anyone at

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How to use your breathing to reduce stress

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Did you know that we breathe around 20,000 times each day? Breathing is required for our whole body to function, including the nervous, muscular, digestive, cardiovascular and immune systems. A huge 70% of toxins leave our body via the breath,

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Supporting employees through bereavement

Bereavement. It happens to us all at some point in our lives and it’s one of the hardest things to go through. Losing a loved one can be something we’re prepared for, or it can come as a complete shock.

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Encouraging friendships in the workplace

Making friends in the workplace

Teams who play together stay together. It’s said that people who have a ‘best friend at work’ are likely to be happier and healthier, but also seven times as likely to be engaged in their job. What’s more, employees who

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Sleepless in the UK: wake up to sleep problems in your workforce 

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Are your employees getting enough sleep? The answer is: probably not. According to a recent study, Britons get just over six hours sleep per night – as opposed to the recommended eight hours per night. In fact, nearly a third

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9 ways fitness can improve quality of life

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A guest blog by Brad Miller, Marine Corps veteran, TheMilitaryGuide.org Staying fit can greatly improve your quality of life. After a long days’ work, many people find it challenging to build fitness into their schedule. It’s important to start instilling

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What to do if an employee is struggling with depression

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By Rachel Clift, Health & Wellbeing Director at Ben As the predominant mental health problem worldwide, there is an estimated 350 million people suffering with depression across the world[1]. Depression is also one of the most common mental health issues

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How to help employees with money worries

Man holding an empty wallet showing financial challenges

Last year, it was recorded that household debt in the UK was ‘worse than at any time on record’. The average total debt per household, including mortgages, was £59,288 in October 2018, which is over £30,000 per adult. Given these

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The impact loneliness is having on our workforces and how employers can help

Zara Ross discusses the effect feeling lonely can have on employees

According to a number of studies, surveys and government statistics, we are becoming increasingly lonely as a society, with younger people and those of working age also missing out on much-needed human interaction. Zara Ross, Chief Executive of the automotive

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Five simple ways you can sleep better at night

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We spend around 1/3 of our lives asleep and it’s an essential process for the brain, allowing it to rejuvenate and therefore function properly. Lack of sleep can have a big impact on mental health and, according to the Mental

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