Kayak PR | Public Relations Kingston

Many of our clients were talking about mental wellbeing this week to mark World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10th October.

Forbes asked why business leaders aren’t addressing mental health, backing their argument with research and comments from Cheryl Brennan, Head of Corporate Healthcare Consulting at Punter Southall Health & Protection. Cheryl says there is still reluctance by many directors to make wellbeing part of a business strategy but the organisations that see most business benefits from wellbeing have a board director, or more than one, actively driving it.

Punter Southall Health & Protection’s wellbeing research was referenced across HR and business press with quotes from Cheryl including an article by Personnel Today looking at the rise of mental health presenteeism.

Employers were urged not to neglect the mental health of expatriate workers in a piece for HR Review from Punter Southall Health & Protection. Meanwhile, Anna Spender, Director of Actuarial & Data Analytics at Psyon talked to HR Director and Employer News about why a data led approach is essential to tackling mental health in the workplace.

Adrian Lewis, Director of HR software provider Activ Absence contributed blogs to HR Zone and Bdaily on how tracking absence can enable companies to uncover mental health issues in their workforce.

Even our home and pet sitting client, Homesitters Ltd had something to say on the subject writing a guest blog for Katzenworld looking at how cats can improve your mental wellbeing.