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Reimagining the Mental Health Benefits of Nature

Visits to Langley Mead Greenspace, traditionally managed wildflower meadows on the banks of the River Loddon in Berkshire, South East England, increased dramatically under Covid-19 lockdown measures according to UK ecological consultancy, EPR. Did you know it is recommended to spend at least 120 minutes a week outdoors in a natural environment? Whether in parks,…

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Landmarc to Address Mental Health in the Workplace

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week (9th-15th May 2022), Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) has signed the Mental Health at Work Commitment, curated by the Thriving at Work Leadership Council, Business in the Community (BITC) and mental health charity Mind, to demonstrate its commitment to developing a thriving and inclusive workplace environment. In a survey…

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Tackling Loneliness at Work

With Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 (9th-15th May) focusing on Loneliness at Work, Alex Minett, Head of Products and Markets at health and safety compliance solutions provider CHAS, sheds light on how employers can tackle the issue as part of a wider mental health agenda. Who is affected by loneliness? In short, anyone can be…

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De-stressing Employee Data

As the United Kingdom marks Stress Awareness Month, Alistair Dent, Chief Strategy Officer for data-science company Profusion, comments on the potential of data-driven approaches for understanding employee mental wellness. Created by the Stress Management Society, Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 in a bid to raise awareness of the causes and…

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Mental Health: Time to Talk?

Pareto FM has released guidance from its Mental Health First Aider team on staying mentally healthy in the workplace ahead of ‘Time To Talk Day’ on Thursday 3rd February. The document (which can be read and downloaded below) includes practical advice for maintaining mental health, including taking your mobile “for a walk”, creating to-do lists…

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A Focus on Wellbeing

Sodexo UK and Ireland have announced a strategic health and wellbeing partnership with Spectrum.Life to provide their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to all colleagues with a comprehensive suite of health and wellbeing solutions to support their mental and physical health. Since 2015, Sodexo has provided an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support colleagues with life’s…

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A Helping Hand for the Homeless

Calderwood House in Cumbria offers a safe place to live and helps homeless individuals build a better future through a 12-week recovery programme. The hostel is run by Time to Change (a not-for profit Community Interest organisation), and its aims and approach reflect two of Securitas key values—integrity and helpfulness. Shaun Kennedy, Securitas UK Country…

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ESS Expands Mental Health First Aider Programme

12.10.2021, 08:20 ESS Expands Mental Health First Aider Programme During the last 18 months, Compass Group subsidiary ESS has worked with Mental Health First Aid England to train over a hundred mental health first aiders. Employees ranging from frontline operatives to members of the company’s senior leadership team have participated in the programme which aims…

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Psychological Health Certification First for EMCOR UK

06.10.2021, 10:27 Psychological Health Certification First for EMCOR UK EMCOR UK has become the first organization in the world to be certified against BSI’s new psychological health and safety scheme ahead of World Mental Health Day. With just days to go before World Mental Health Day 2021, the facility services provider has proved it prioritizes…

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Transforming Wellbeing at Work

29.07.2021, 11:18 Transforming Wellbeing at Work A new report from Business in the Community, The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, includes insights from EMCOR UK and other leading companies and business organisations on the measures business can take to transform wellbeing at work.   ‘What if your Job was Good For You?’ describes best practices in collaborative…

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First Aid for Mental Health

13.05.2021, 12:02 First Aid for Mental Health ABM has introduced a mental health training programme across its business, industry and aviation divisions in a first-of-its-kind partnership with change and development platform, TalkOut.   The programme will equip team members, including security officers, train station cleaning teams and those working in airports and shopping centres, with…

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Championing Workplace Mental Health

05.05.2021, 12:17 Championing Workplace Mental Health Aramark Northern Europe is introducing Mental Health Champions as part of its long-standing effort to support employees struggling with mental health difficulties. The new champions will support all businesses that come under the Aramark Northern Europe structure in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and offshore.   Following…

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Mental Health Training for the Security Industry

04.05.2021, 14:25 Mental Health Training for the Security Industry The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) has teamed up with learning and development specialists Ethos Farm to create an avatar-led online programme for security personnel called ‘Being Human’. Announcing the new programme, Mike Hurst CPP MSyI and IFPO UK & Ireland director, said: “We are…

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Fundraising to Support Mental Health Awareness

22.01.2021, 10:20 Fundraising to Support Mental Health Awareness Teams at Parr Group and Parr Facilities Management in East Belfast have raised £22,290 in support of mental health charities AWARE and Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues (TAMHI) following a very cold dip in the sea.   Marking the festive season and recognising the mental health…

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Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

06.10.2020, 18:45 Embracing Diversity and Inclusion Atalian Servest has announced the launch of new D&I platform, Creating Harmony, Respecting Others and Making Allies (CHROMA).   Bringing together the company’s existing employee outreach networking programmes, Physical & Mental Health, Race, Ethnicity & Faith and LGBTQ+, the platform has been developed to provide colleagues with a voice,…

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Mental Health Matters

Compass Group’s “You Matter” campaign builds on its partnership with charity Hospitality Action to improve support for employees who are experiencing mental health challenges. This week, company’s staff in the UK and Ireland will be encouraged to “Ask Twice” when checking if colleagues are ok to prompt them to speak up if they are struggling.…

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Online Mental Health First Aid Courses (20 May & 27 May, 2020)

29.04.2020, 15:26 Online Mental Health First Aid Courses (20 May & 27 May, 2020) FM Industry event partner Green Light is offering an online interactive mental health awareness course developed by Mental Health First Aid England for organisations and individuals on two dates in May. In addition to challenging the stigma that often attaches to…

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Supporting Colleagues’ Mental Health

03.02.2020, 12:06 Supporting Colleagues’ Mental Health Testing, inspection and compliance services provider SOCOTEC Group is encouraging organisations to support colleagues who may be experiencing mental health issues in the workplace. The appeal follows publication of the Annual Statistics on Work-related Stress, Depression and Anxiety in 2018/19 report by UK government agency, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE),…

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Supporting Better Mental Health Awareness

20.01.2020, 13:35 Supporting Better Mental Health Awareness Compass Group UK & Ireland has joined forces with Hospitality Action (HA) to support the industry charity’s major new mental health awareness programme. Today is Blue Monday, widely recognised as the saddest day of the year, when post-festive season finances are at their worst and many new year’s…

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Axis Enhances Training Capabilities

22.11.2019, 12:08 Axis Enhances Training Capabilities UK-based Axis Group’s learning and development initiative, The Axis Academy, has opened a head office in Sidcup, Kent as part of a move to expand its training and development programme.   Since its creation in 2017, the academy has trained over 3,000 people who have enrolled on more than…

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Sleep and Mental Health

12.11.2019, 12:24 Sleep and Mental Health Amy Highland from The Sleep Help Institute explains why a good night’s sleep is essential for our physical as well as mental wellbeing. Sleep and mental health go hand in hand. When you don’t sleep well, you don’t feel well — both physically and mentally. You might think of…

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Can You Ignore Workplace Mental Health?

23.05.2019, 03:55 Can You Ignore Workplace Mental Health? Accelerator Solutions have introduced an accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course following a research finding that mental health issues affect one-in-six workers and account for 91 million lost workdays in the UK. Offered under license from Mental Health for England (MHFA), the new course will combine…

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Can You Ignore Workplace Mental Health?

23.05.2019, 03:55 Can You Ignore Workplace Mental Health? Accelerator Solutions have introduced an accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course following a research finding that mental health issues affect one-in-six workers and account for 91 million lost workdays in the UK. Offered under license from Mental Health for England (MHFA), the new course will combine…

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