Thrive in partnership with No Panic

Did you know that at this present time, 40% of disability worldwide is due to depression and anxiety with 1 in 4 people in the UK alone experiencing a mental health condition. Given the number of people with anxiety yet 75% of these people not seeking help - there needs to be a safe, confidential way these people can get the support they may need. 2018 may bring the solution!

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Simons Group leading the way in construction for employee well-being

In the construction industry, there are a high number of accidents that can happen which can impact employees physical health. Work in the construction sector accounts for over a quarter of fatal accidents to all employees in the UK. Clearly, there are high number of employees who go through fatal accidents whilst working in construction. However what is more shocking is that research suggests that workers could be 10 times more likely to die by suicide than by on-site accidents in the UK. It is also suggested that the construction industry has a higher suicide rate compared to other professions, with one construction worker committing suicide every two days. It is clear that something has to be done about the rising problems in construction surrounding mental health.

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The core standards to employee well-being in the workplace.

According to a study conducted by Stevenson/Farmer: ‘Thriving at work’ more people with a diagnosed mental health condition are in work than ever before. However, many individuals are still struggling emotionally, leaving employment or taking days off work due to their mental health condition. Did you know, 300,000 people with a long term mental health condition leave employment every year? That’s the same as the whole population of Belfast.

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Eating Disorders at work - Supporting an employee

Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening conditions which affect everyday life, including both mental and physical well being. With the way celebrities, models and other people of interest are portrayed in the media, it is not surprising that women and men experiencing an eating disorder is increasing. At least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S and every 62 minutes at least one person dies as a direct result from an eating disorder. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness so it is crucial employers take it seriously when supporting their staff. The first thing employees need to do is research into eating disorders, the signs and how they can help.

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