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03 July 2018

Personal Relationships Biggest Cause Of Employee Distress

Distress linked to the state of their personal relationships caused more employees to lift up the phone and contact us for emotional support than any other issue in the year to March 2018. In total, over a quarter of all calls (28.6%) were linked to family arguments and the breakdown of personal relationships. Making this the biggest cause of employee concern, slightly ahead of mental health issues, which was the primary concern for 27.9% of callers. The data highlights the extent to which employees crave and want positive relationships, but struggle to achieve this. So for any employer keen to boost emotional wellbeing across their workplace, helping people to avoid family arguments and keep their relationships stable is now every bit as important as mental health education. But where should you start when it comes to supporting them?

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04 May 2017
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How Prince Harry Made The Workforce Healthier

If the ‘Kate Middleton effect’ has been to add £1bn to the UK fashion industry, the ‘Prince Harry effect’ is proving to be the ability to make people feel safe talking about their mental health. By t…

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09 December 2016
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Five ways to use ‘Hygge’ to increase happiness at work

Hygge, the art of enjoying everyday life attributed with making the Danes the happiest nation, has officially become a thing in the UK. Not only has the word (pronounced ‘hoo-ga’) recently made it in…

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11 September 2015
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Validium Support Pilot Mediation Project

Validium is always keen to enhance our services and participate in new initiatives which should have a positive impact on employees at work and on their families...

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13 December 2011
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The dark side of Christmas

Christmas is usually a joyous occasion, but it can be an incredibly difficult time for some people, who might need a bit of extra help from their employer.

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