Bupa newsroom (mental health)

2019
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February
2019
At Bupa Australia, supporting families to raise emotionally well, resilient and happy kids is a key focus for our business. ...
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February
2019
Employee health and wellbeing is increasingly informing the way businesses are structuring and designing their office spaces. A report recently commissioned by Staples found 81% of employees felt their workspace had an impact on their mental health, ...
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February
2019
Anna Russell, Corporate Responsibility and Internal Communications Director at Bupa UK, is mum to 12-year-old Mia. To raise awareness this Children’s Mental Health Week, she shares her daughter’s explanation of anxiety and what helps her when she get...
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February
2019
Katie shared her experience of living with depression and severe anxiety last year as part of Bupa’s ‘Let’s talk about mental health in the workplace’ video campaign. A year on, here she shares how her colleagues responded to her talking openly about...
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07
February
2019
More than 90 Bupa employees in the UK have taken part in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England’s training course. Here some of Bupa’s mental health first aiders share why they wanted to take the MHFA course and what they took away from the training....
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07
February
2019
Bupa UK’s Insurance Executive Team became the first executive team in the UK to train as mental health first aiders last year, with many more at Bupa receiving training since. But what does it mean to be a mental health first aider and what does the ...
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February
2019
Bupa has created a guide to help parents to start a conversation about mental health and resilience with their children. ...
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2018
21
December
2018
Data from Bupa UK Insurance's telephone self-referral service Direct Access shows a big drop (-21%) in consultant bookings for mental health issues in December compared to other months of the year. Dr Pablo Vandenabeele, Clinical Director of Mental H...
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14
December
2018
At Bupa, we firmly believe in supporting good mental health both in and outside the workplace. As awareness of the importance of workforce mental health develops, I believe that Bupa has a vital role to play in leading the conversation. ...
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14
December
2018
Bake sales, waxing, burpees and paddle-boarding were just some of the activities that took place at Bupa offices across the UK to raise awareness and funds for better men’s health. ...
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December
2018
Being diagnosed with cancer is a stark reality for millions of people; one in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. However Bupa has revealed that some parents hold back on sharing the prognosis with children due to co...
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November
2018
In an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, Bupa UK has joined major businesses including Royal Mail, PricewaterhouseCoopers and WH Smith to call on the Government to amend the Health and Safety regulations so that workplaces are required to mak...
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November
2018
After a chance meeting with Russell Brand, Josh Stedman, who works in the Bupa UK Insurance operations team, was inspired to seek help with alcohol addiction. One year on, Josh is taking on the Movember challenge and sharing his story this Alcohol Aw...
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November
2018
Tim Hipgrave, Employee Health and Wellbeing Manager at Bupa, is one of dozens of men at Bupa ditching the razor this month to grow a ‘Mo’ to raise awareness of men’s health issues including prostate and testicular cancer, and mental health. Here he s...
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14
November
2018
Bupa Health Clinics has seen a 28 percent uplift in male health assessment bookings compared to last year. But more still needs to be done to encourage men to talk about their health and get checked. ...
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13
November
2018
In the UK, prostate cancer is now the most common form of cancer in men, with 130 new diagnoses each day. More than six people each day are diagnosed with testicular cancer, and men account for over three quarters of suicides in the UK. ...
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09
November
2018
Mental health tends to be a taboo subject amongst men, while it is well-known that males commonly keep their issues and struggles to themselves rather than opening up and speaking about their feelings. For these reasons, we launched #Headinthegame at...
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07
November
2018
Stress is a term used to describe how you feel and respond when the pressure you’re under exceeds your ability to cope.  ...
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06
November
2018
Yesterday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock published a new report setting out the government’s thinking on prevention in healthcare, ahead of a more detailed Green Paper to be published in the new year outlining the government’s strategy to improve pre...
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October
2018
Two-time Taekwondo World Champion and Olympic medallist Bianca Walkden joined Bupa UK CEO David Hynam for the official opening of Bupa’s new office in Salford Quays, Manchester, last month. Here Bianca talks to Bupa about what motivates her, why she ...
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October
2018
Bupa Group CEO Evelyn Bourke spoke to The Lens’ Oli Barrett as part of its podcast series. They discussed the future of healthcare and why mental health is crucial for employees and employers alike. Evelyn was also joined by Lorena Puica, CEO of I am...
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12
October
2018
Four men have shared their honest experiences with mental ill health to encourage others to speak up. ...
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10
October
2018
Georgina Baker, Clinic Manager at the Bupa Bristol Health Centre, shares her experience with postnatal depression and how opening up about her struggles has helped put her on the road to good health. ...
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10
October
2018
Research by Bupa Global, the international health insurer, reveals that 64% of senior business leaders have suffered from mental health conditions including anxiety, stress and depression, with work often cited as a contributor to this. ...
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10
October
2018
Today is World Mental Health Day: let’s use it to make sure that everyday is a good mental health day, rather than another item on the never ending to do list. Supporting good mental health is an everyday way of life. ...
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October
2018
Bupa has teamed up with clinical psychologist Dr Bill Mitchell to record a series of podcasts around mental health in support of World Mental Health Day (10 October). ...
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October
2018
Ahead of World Mental Health Day tomorrow (10 October), registered mental health nurse and mother-of-two Kathryn Dee shares her experience as the mother of a teenage daughter diagnosed with depression and offers some advice. ...
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September
2018
At Bupa we want to be at the forefront of discussions about the health of the UK workforce, in particular leading the conversation around supporting good mental health both in and outside of the workplace. This is why we sponsored the Confederation o...
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September
2018
At Bupa, we want to be at the forefront, leading the conversation around supporting good mental health both in and out of the workplace, so we were proud to sponsor the Mental Wealth Festival’s Business Breakfast panel this week, for the second year ...
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September
2018
To mark the official opening of its new office in Salford Quays, Bupa UK has launched the ‘Everyone’s Welcome’ pledge, a business commitment to embrace diversity across its workforce within a fully inclusive environment. Supported by Mind Salford and...
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