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If you're feeling lonely, it's good to talk about it

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is loneliness. While loneliness is not seen as a mental health condition, feeling lonely can worsen mental health.

The cost of living crisis: How you can help your employees

Constantly having to think on your feet - reacting to events and ever-changing announcements and guidelines as they came - the last two years have been a stressful period for HR teams and employees alike. But the current and growing cost of living ...

Making a positive impact on employee health for 2022

The needs of the UK workforce have changed over recent years. The challenges of the pandemic, a shift towards remote working and now the struggles around employee retention aptly named ‘The Great Resignation’ all means it’s becoming increasingly ...

Join the employee health benefits revolution

Huge shifts in the labour market have happened before – be it new job opportunities during the post-war economic boom, or job losses during the Great Depression and Great Recession. But the movement we’re seeing today comes with a big difference. ...

Why employee health and wellbeing is the key to recovery

Even prior to COVID-19, the health and wellbeing of employees was a huge topic of conversation. But since the requirement for businesses to work from home if they can, employees have had to face a whole new way of working and disrupted routines. As ...

How to provide big employee wellbeing benefits for a small price

Whilst the furlough scheme introduced by the Government helped save businesses from having to make some redundancies, many businesses still struggled to stay afloat, especially small-medium sized companies (SMEs). Unfortunately, even with ...

How to encourage better employee wellbeing through nature

At its simplest, mental health is all about how well-equipped we are to manage our psychological and emotional wellbeing. Although it’s easier for some than others, keeping on top of our mental health and wellbeing is important to us all.

Five reasons to implement Health Shield’s Corporate Health Cash Plan

Health Shield’s Corporate Health Cash Plan is a cost-neutral plan that supports your employees’ health and wellbeing. Employees choose the level of cover that suits their budget and fund their own plan via payroll deduction. As it’s voluntary, the ...

How to communicate the benefits of a Corporate Health Cash Plan to your employees

Health Shield’s Corporate Health Cash Plan is designed to help employers who recognise the value of employee wellbeing but might not have the budget to pay for it. This employee-paid plan gives employees the choice of six levels of cover that is ...

A deep dive into Health Shield’s Corporate Health Cash Plan

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes, so do our Health Cash Plans. Perfect for businesses who want to take a more proactive approach to employee health and wellbeing and try to combat sickness absence in the process, our award-winning plans are ...