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Category: Addiction in the workplace
Help your employees avoid work burnout crisis set to hit due to COVID-19
Posted by Mandy Donnison
on 07 May 2020
Employers who don’t support staff wellbeing during the COVID-19 lockdown can expect a second crisis in the latter half of 2020 as a wave of work burnout and stress takes its toll, experts have warned. A period of quarantine, like the one taking place across the UK now in the fight against COVID-19, leads to…

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9 signs your colleague has an alcohol or drug addiction
Posted by David Williams
on 07 Mar 2020
The sheer volume of people who have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol or drugs make it inevitable that many of us may have a colleague who is struggling. The current National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on alcohol use disorders states that 24% of people in England drink in a way that…

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How to help an employee with a drug or alcohol problem
Posted by David Williams
on 14 Nov 2019
Ensuring your company is well equipped to help an employee with a drug or alcohol problem is something best achieved if it is considered and planned for before a problem actually comes to light. It is a matter of workplace culture, procedure and policy and achieved through being: A supportive, compassionate and open employer.Drawing up…

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How to deal with work burnout
Posted by Martin Preston
on 05 Nov 2019
‘Burnout’ has been a recognised phenomenon since the 70s but was only added to the International Classification of Diseases manual this year. In the manual, burnout is described as a syndrome ‘resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.’ Yet, even that description may not really tell the full story.  Helping shed…

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Alcohol Awareness Week: Why It’s More Important Than Ever
Posted by David Williams
on 04 Nov 2019
"I was drinking a couple of bottles of whiskey a week, having a few glasses every night.” David, 50. “Every evening I’d drink a bottle of wine while I watched TV, it was the only way I could unwind and sleep,” Kelly, 42.  “I started downing a vodka before I opened the wine just to…

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What search trends can tell us about workplace burnout, stress & wellness
Posted by Alex Molyneux
on 17 Sep 2019
Google search terms around ‘workplace stress’ have dropped off over the last 20 years, whereas those around ‘workplace wellness’ have shot up.  Such a trend was cited by Professors Ivan Robertson and Sir Cary Cooper, as they opened this year’s Good Day at Work Conference, held yesterday in Manchester at The Bridgwater Hall. Amidst the…

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Addiction in the workplace
Posted by Martin Preston
on 21 Aug 2019
Make no mistake, addiction at work is a real issue, yet unfortunately it’s one that rarely achieves much share of voice in the workplace. The team behind Delamere have been helping larger organisations tackle addiction and related issues for over the last few years. With the launch of Delamere, we plan on helping many more. …

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