Mates in mind

Mental health awareness

Recent statistics show that in the UK, one in four people are likely to experience a mental health issue at some point in their lifetime, with one in six people at any one time experiencing mental health issues. Add to this that mental ill-health costs employers an estimated £26 billion a year, an average £1,000 per employee per year, and you realise the importance of this issue.

Blue Monday stress and wellbeing

Blue Monday

Today is Blue Monday – the bleakest day of the year. This has been calculated by a series of factors including: the weather, debt, the amount of time since Christmas, failing our New Year’s Resolutions, low motivation and the feeling of a need to take charge of the situation.