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Blog: keeping momentum for employee wellbeing

By Peter Thorpe, Health, Safety and Sustainability Consultant, Make UK I remember when I started my career in health & safety some thirty years ago, workplace stress was something that just wasn’t talked about. Times have changed and thankfully there is now a much greater awareness of workplace stress and mental health. Cases of work-related […]

Podcast series: the importance of mental health

Newest Working Minds campaign partner, Make UK, has launched a podcast series to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (9 – 15 May 2022). In this series of podcasts, former BBC Business Editor Jonty Bloom interviews companies and experts on the importance of mental health and explores examples of best practice, from organisations of all sizes. […]

Make UK partners with Working Minds campaign

Make UK has joined the Working Minds campaign as an official partner to raise awareness of how to prevent work-related stress and encourage good mental health in manufacturing. Research by the manufacturers’ organisation, has revealed that businesses which prioritise the wellbeing of their employees see a dramatic reduction in absenteeism, retain their staff for longer […]

Four new motor trade partners join HSE’s Working Minds campaign

Motor trade organisations have joined forces with the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Working Minds campaign to tackle work-related stress in the motor repair trade. Work-related stress and poor mental health risk becoming a health and safety crisis for Great Britain’s workplaces, the regulator has warned. Statistics published by HSE show in 2020/21 of the […]

Blog: ask twice

By Stephanie Berkeley, Manager, Farm Safety Foundation 2020 and 2021 have proved incredibly challenging for the UK’s farming industry. There were extreme weather conditions, poor harvests, supply chain shortages and a global pandemic to contend with but, through it all, farming endured as it always does. The UK’s farmers are a remarkable breed; adaptable, resilient […]

Blog: Handle change, avoid stress

By Kate Nowicki, Director Strategic Planning, Performance and Change at Acas We can count on death, taxes, and on change too, of course. We all know that, right? We hear it, we see it, we live it. Change, change, change. It could be a life trauma, a job move, or something really big like a […]