11 May 2017 09:00
"Always on" culture increases risk of burn-out
UK workers are increasingly letting work encroach on their free time, according to new research.
"There is no lack of awareness around mental wellbeing and about how employers can improve working structures for employees. However, this awareness needs to now translate into tangible action and strategy. There may, in time, be a UK law like the one recently passed in France whereby businesses are required to more closely monitor out-of-work activity. However, the onus is on UK firms to take a proactive stance and to put worker wellbeing first."Also this week, a new smartphone app called Recover has been launched which promises to help alleviate stress by turning negative thoughts into positive ones using mindfulness.