Neurodiversity at Work – a personal story
Neurodiversity is the concept that all humans vary in terms of our neurocognitive ability – how we think and process information. Everyone has talents and things they struggle with. For some people the variation between those strengths and weaknesses is more pronounced, which can bring a specific talent but can also be very disabling sometimes. […]16 January 2022
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 […]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 […]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 […]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 […]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 […]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 […]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, […]
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 […]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. […]