Nearly half of Plymouth workers haven’t received mental health support despite rise in anxiety, study reveals

Authored by News Desk

A survey carried out by mental health organisation, TalkOut, has revealed that 48% of Plymouth workers haven’t received any mental health support or advice from their employer since the pandemic hit in March.

The study found that 33% of respondents had felt anxious and apprehensive about returning to work, while 37% said that their mental health is worse now compared to before the...

Your holiday is on us, Devon park tells crisis heroes

Authored by Mary

Seventy-five nights of happy holidays have been handed to NHS workers by Devon's Ladram Bay Holiday Park as a "thank you" for their dedication and bravery.

The family business said it wanted to give away a free night's stay for every one of the past 75 years it has been welcoming guests to its seaside park in Budleigh Salterton.

It means that when the park is allowed to re-...

Online platform launched to help charities source local furloughed workers as volunteers

Authored by Mary

With the UK charity sector estimated to be facing a £4 billion loss in the next 12 weeks and 50% of all businesses putting most of their staff on furlough as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Freestyle , a Midlands-based digital product studio - has launched a unique service helping charities connect and find support from local businesses and its furloughed workers, Charity...

Construction firms urged to help SW back in to work and tackle industry skills crisis

Authored by Mary

The RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is calling on construction firms in the South West to help tackle the skills shortage in the industry by helping some of their community’s most vulnerable people get back into work.

It has been predicted that the UK construction industry will create around 190,000 new jobs by the end of 2018 but there is a growing fear that there will...

Devon public health leaders sign up to skin cancer campaign

Authored by News Desk

Public Health leaders in Devon are supporting a national campaign urging men who spend a lot of time outdoors to protect themselves against the sun, to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Skin cancer rates are higher than average and rising in the South West, and the NHS “Cover Up, Mate” campaign launched today (Mon 19 June) will target male agricultural and construction workers, gardeners...

Plymouth Office Workers Score High on Sick Day Survey

Authored by Myplymouth

A recent survey that asked 10,000 office workers across the UK about pretending to be off sick resulted in Plymouth workers being the most honest.

FreeOfficeFinder, who help businesses find office space, asked the 10,000 participants a number of questions on whether or not they have had time off work without actually being sick in the past year. The 10,000 workers were split between 10...

No Christmas cheer for a quarter of UK workers

Authored by Mary

The festive season is almost upon us, and office workers around the UK may face some disappointment in the workplace, as 27% of people are doubtful they’ll be able to get the time off work they need to enjoy the Christmas holidays.

Office supply company, Viking, surveyed 1,500 office workers to investigate one of the most contentious aspects HR departments have to face: taking time off...

Gender pay gap: Women working for free!

Authored by Mary

Women managers in the South West are effectively working for free an hour and a half every day, new gender pay gap data reveals.

The findings of an annual survey of 72,000 UK managers, published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and salary specialist XpertHR, reveal that women working in equivalent full-time roles in the region earn 20% less than men, meaning that they are...

Midday Mile to get workers moving

Authored by Mary

The inaugural mass participation, Workplace Challenge Midday Mile takes place at noon on Wednesday 20th May.

Devon employees will be joining with others across the country, taking a break from their desks, factories and shop floors to walk, jog, run, or cycle this fun, social, mile.

Workplace Challenge in the county is coordinated by Active Devon and the midday mile is one of a...

People in the SW spend £1,920 a year trivial purchases while at work

Authored by Mary

Despite many hard-working Brits being left living on the edge, new research reveals that workers in the South West are spending an average of £1,920 a year on trivial purchases whilst at work. A study by, released today, reveals that residents spend an average of £40 a week on small purchases including coffee, breakfast and lunch, impulse buys and after-work drinks with...


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