Wellbeing news September 2020
Welcome to our monthly round-up of the latest news and insights from the worlds of health and wellbeing.
Stress, burnout and Covid-19: Accountants' wellbeing hits rock bottom
AccountingWEB’s wellbeing pulse survey found that 47% of accountants rated their mental health as bad or worse. The findings suggest that the combination of long hours, being overwhelmed by the Coronavirus workload, and the stress of helping clients had a detrimental effect on accountants’ mental health and wellbeing.
The link between wellbeing and green design is driving material innovation
A report from Workplace Insight has suggested that what is good for the environment almost always has a direct beneficial effect on people’s physical and mental health, as well as their productivity, which in turn has a beneficial effect on how people feel about the buildings in which they work, and their employer.
Lockdown toll has negatively affected women more than men
A recent study by Aviva found that that the UK lockdown, implemented to combat COVID-19, has affected more women than men in a number of health areas. One finding indicated that almost three in five women said that they have felt stressed at work since the lockdown began compared with four in ten men.
29% of employers concerned about staff wellbeing during COVID-19
New research by Worklife found that just under one-third (29%) of small businesses are concerned that the Coronavirus pandemic is having a negative affect on the wellbeing of their employees. The research, published this month, which surveyed 750 senior financial and HR decision-makers in the UK with 5 to 250 employees, also found that over one-third (36%) are concerned about the health and safety of their employees during the pandemic.
Leading wellbeing brand Exhale teams up with Amazon
Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently announced a new collaboration between their Exhale brand and Amazon Halo, a health and wellness membership app that uses technology to provide personal wellness insights and offers ways to improve users’ everyday health.
Sharing data will be key to improving wellbeing
Recent commentary from People Management suggests that, with a mental health crisis on the horizon, organisations must work together to define best practice around employee health. They suggest that in order to achieve this, employers need to start opening up and sharing data on employee wellbeing.