The temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter. As we head into winter we’re all at a greater risk of catching colds or the flu, but there’s lots you can do to boost your immune system to help avoid the misery.

Updated: Tuesday 14 December 2021

Published: Tuesday 19 November 2019

We all experience stress at various points in our lives. Here's how to recognise it and build the resilience needed to face it.

Updated: Thursday 28 October 2021

Published: Friday 8 July 2016

Bringing up mental health with your employer can be tricky. Discover our tips on how to get the conversation started.

Updated: Friday 22 October 2021

Published: Thursday 4 October 2018

Tired, tearful or eating too much? They're all signs you could be stressed out. Check yourself against this symptom list to find out if you should seek some support.

Updated: Friday 22 October 2021

Published: Tuesday 14 June 2016

There is a clear gap in knowledge and support surrounding the menopause. Prevention Lead Gosia Bowling and Head of Emotional Wellbeing Brendan Street discuss their pioneering educational research project with Manchester Metropolitan University that aims to increase visibility and change perceptions.

Updated: Monday 27 September 2021

Published: Friday 20 August 2021

The health of your mind and body are intrinsically linked, but only 3 in 10 people acknowledge that exercise helps their mental health, according to latest data from our Healthier Nation Index. Brendan Street, Head of Emotional Wellbeing, explains how physical activity can help to prevent and manage stress.

Updated: Friday 17 September 2021

Published: Monday 15 April 2019

Not getting as much exercise as you’d like? Maybe you’re still working from home, or you’ve become a bit less active over lockdown. Dr Ben Kelly, Head of Clinical Research has 5 tips to help you move around more on a daily basis – starting with easiest first.

Updated: Friday 17 September 2021

Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016

While there is evidence for the adverse effects of technology and its overuse, some apps and digital platforms may be good for our wellbeing. Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing, discusses how certain technologies can help improve work-life balance and provide access to emotional support.

Updated: Monday 6 September 2021

Published: Friday 3 September 2021

Close to 1 million people in the UK were experiencing self-reported long COVID, with 634,000 people reporting that their ability to undertake their day-to-day activities had been ‘limited a lot’. We held a panel discussion to provide clinical insights into the impact of long COVID on employees and guidance on how organisations can support employee recovery.

Updated: Friday 3 September 2021

Published: Friday 3 September 2021

As restrictions ease and people return to the office, it’s important that our relationship with work remains healthy, however different it looks. Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing, shares his three top tips to manage the psychological stress of hybrid working.

Updated: Wednesday 4 August 2021

Published: Wednesday 4 August 2021

Exercise is a great way to help normalise your blood pressure levels.

Updated: Wednesday 28 July 2021

Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016

These cognitive behavioural therapy techniques retrain your body and mind to sleep well at night. Brendan Street explains the basic formula.

Updated: Friday 23 July 2021

Published: Wednesday 5 October 2016

Making an effort to relax might sound counterintuitive, but it's vital to your emotional and physical wellbeing. Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing, suggests a few techniques to help you unwind before you unravel.

Updated: Thursday 22 July 2021

Published: Thursday 11 May 2017

The sun is shining, the beach is beckoning and you are teeming with excitement at the thought of taking a well-earned break. But leaving everyday life behind doesn’t mean you have to abandon a healthy lifestyle.

Updated: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Published: Wednesday 8 July 2015

Living the busy lives that we do it can be hard to keep track of the food that we eat. Snacking is a quick fix for when we’re on the go and can be a good way to maintain our blood sugar levels, but it can also lead to unhealthy eating and weight gain.

Updated: Tuesday 11 May 2021

Published: Wednesday 27 May 2015

This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness week is nature, with the Mental Health Foundation encouraging us to connect with the natural world. Head of Emotional Wellbeing Brendan Street and Prevention Lead Gosia Bowling explain how you can cultivate nature’s restorative powers for your mental wellbeing, wherever you work.

Updated: Tuesday 4 May 2021

Published: Tuesday 4 May 2021

According to our Healthier Nation Index – a survey of more than 8,000 Britons about their health since the start of the pandemic – 41% of people said their mental health is worse than this time last year. Dr Gail Davies shares some mindfulness tips to help you become more resilient when faced with challenges.

Updated: Thursday 29 April 2021

Published: Monday 14 March 2016

Week three of Stress Awareness Month is about working habits. Prevention Lead Gosia Bowling and Head of Emotional Wellbeing Brendan Street discuss ‘leavism’, ‘bedmin’ and how we can adapt to hybrid working.

Updated: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Published: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Niki May Young takes us through her 360+ Health Assessment experience, and the surprising discoveries that were made.

Updated: Monday 29 March 2021

Published: Friday 19 June 2015

As a global society, we are facing an unprecedented time of change and uncertainty. As more cases of the coronavirus continue to be announced, we can expect to see employees experiencing anxiety around the potential impact of the virus. The fear of becoming ill – and the social and economic impact that comes with it – can take its toll on employee health.

Updated: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Published: Monday 23 March 2020