An advo hr feature: Alcohol Related Dependency, Sober October & Alcohol Awareness Week

advo hr examines the subject of alcohol related dependency and highlights ‘Sober October’ and Alcohol Awareness Week (16-22 November 2020). As an employer, mental health and alcohol related dependency are difficult issues to approach and address. advo hr provides information, hints, tips and resources to help you support your employees. 
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Mental health support from employers is the employee priority

Out of the four key pillars of wellbeing (mental, financial, physical and social), mental wellbeing is the number one priority that employees believe their employer should be responsible for supporting, with half (49%) of employees choosing this over the other areas of wellbeing, shows research* from GRiD, the group risk industry body.
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World Mental Health Day:10 October 2020

At least one in six workers experience mental health problems with far-ranging symptoms and conditions which impact each person differently. The complex social phenomenon of lockdown and the uncertainty about people’s livelihoods, increased stress and pressure, and feelings of being socially isolated have, in recent months, exacerbated mental health issues. This would be a good time to promote a positive workplace wellbeing message.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Simon Miller, Senior Director of Proposition, Aetna International

advo’s Advocate magazine caught up with Simon Miller, Senior Director of Proposition at Aetna International, to talk about the mental health challenges faced in the wake of COVID-19, what employers can do, and how the latest apps can help build resilience and positive coping mechanisms.
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