Blogs

Couple discussing their bills at a table 21 October 2021

Ways of Supporting your Staff with Money Worries

It’s recent the links between mental health and financial wellbeing, but it’s getting more evident. For some of us, money can be a source of stress or anxiety, even if we are in regular work. A study conducted in 2020 found that 52% of UK employees worry about money once a week, and 18% do […]

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Photo of a woman cycling in the countryside 4 October 2021

The Active Steps employee cycling and walking support scheme in lockdown – a participant’s experience

By Sally Burr, employee at Southdown Housing. It was the depths of the original lockdown when I was emailed a poster for Sustrans Active Steps. The ad offered staff a bike loan for 10 weeks – delivered to your door! Plus a helmet and lock and lights. Everything you needed to get cycling. I live […]

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Man doing breathing exercises to help with anxiety. Every Mind Matters advert 3 October 2021

World Mental Health Day – Good Mental Health for All: Let’s Make it a Reality

We all feel stressed, anxious, have low mood or suffer from sleep problems from time to time. Mental health affects us all. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of looking after ourselves. New research reveals the pandemic had a negative impact on the wellbeing of nearly half (49%) of adults in England, with a […]

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Committed Employer Award Badge 21 September 2021

East Sussex Wellbeing at Work Awards Now Open!

The East Sussex Wellbeing at Work Awards recognise your commitment, as a local employer, to supporting employee wellbeing through an accreditation programme. The Awards are now open to all East Sussex employers of all industries and sizes to apply. You just need to register on our website. Once registered, we’ll schedule a welcome call to […]

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Man at the table, with his hands in his head looking worried and hopeless 18 August 2021

How can employers help prevent suicide?

800,000 people die worldwide by suicide every year, and the suicide rates among men are, on average, 3.5 times higher than women. Financial constraints, redundancies, anxiety caused by uncertainty and concerns have led to an increase on suicide rates during the pandemic. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, but this sad reality doesn’t […]

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Illustration of people going to work after Covid restrictions have been lifted 20 July 2021

Covid restrictions lifted, and now?

On 19th July almost all of the Covid restrictions were lifted in England. But what does this mean for employers? The Government has published updated guidance on working safely, with three key elements: 1. working from home where possible is no longer mandatory; 2. social distancing is disapplied; and 3. risk assessments are required. Only a few […]

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Screenshot of the Wellbeing at Work website homepage 22 June 2021

Our New Website is Here!

Welcome to our new website for local employers. As part of our Wellbeing at Work Programme run by Public Health at East Sussex County Council, this website contains a compilation of free national and local resources to help you improve wellbeing in the workplace. Most resources are relevant for employers of all industries and sizes, […]

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How to Encourage your Employees to Keep Active

Many of us are finding harder to keep active under the current restrictions and whilst working from home. Many of us aren’t taking part in our usual physical activity routines, exercise classes and sports club sessions. Finding the time to stay active can be a struggle and it can be tough to prioritise our wellbeing […]

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Worker balanced on a see-saw, illustrating wellbeing out of balance. 6 June 2021

How to Successfully Implement Flexible Working?

Flexible working is a way of working that accommodates an employee’s needs, for example having flexible start and finish times or working from home. The growing demand for flexible working since the beginning of the pandemic has created a need for practical guidance for employers, to help them implement this practice successfully in their workplace. […]

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