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Health Assured reveal UK employee mental health and wellbeing 2020 research

Monday was the most common day of the week to call Health Assured's EAP helpline. The most popular time to call the helpline was between 10 am – 2 pm. Health Assured received over 3,000 calls regarding coronavirus. Health Assured saw a 36% rise in calls to the counselling helpline for support with anxiety. The age group with the highest usage of the service was from employees aged between 30 to 39. Healthcare was the sector that required the most support, with a 34% increase in the amount of support Health Assured provided, followed by education and government.  2020 was a challenging year for many people across the UK. On the 31st January 2020, the first two cases of coronavirus in the UK were confirmed and by 23rd March, the Prime Minister announced a UK-wide lockdown. Since then life hasn't been quite the same, and as a result of the pandemic, many individuals have experienced grief, isolation, loss of income and fear which has triggered mental health conditions or exacerbated existing ones. Many individuals have also faced increased levels of alcohol and drug use, insomnia, and anxiety.

How to beat the back-to-work and lockdown blues

Christmas is over. The New Year is in full flow. We’ve all enjoyed our holiday, but now it’s time to knuckle down and get back to the grind. The thought of being back to work for eight hours a day, after time off, can bring many people down. January is often deemed as one of the most depressing working months of the year, even if you love your job, so a certain post-holiday blues is common. 

How to look after your employees mental health during the second lockdown

We’ve entered a second lockdown. It’s not quite as strict as the first one, back in March, but still. Even the word—lockdown—feels quite negative.

Health Assured reports a 31% increase in calls about depression to their EAP helpline

Data from the UK's leading health and wellbeing provider, Health Assured has revealed the number of people calling for support for depression on their EAP (employee assistance programme) helpline increased by 31% in June compared to May this year. In June, the helpline received an additional 249 calls regarding the illness.

Managing bereavement in the workplace during a crisis

Bereavement is never an easy thing to deal with. Even when everything is going well, the sudden impact of loss can turn your whole life upside down. During a crisis, bereavement is even harder.

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