The Specialist Works Group appoints Mental Health and Wellbeing Specialist

• The Specialist Works Group has created a new role entirely focused and measured on improving employee wellbeing, a first for the independent media agency sector • Integrative psychotherapist Isabella Barrand will offer counselling to all employees and shape the group’s mental health and wellbeing strategy • The group created the role in response to the mental health crisis exacerbated by Covid-19

The Specialist Works Group appoints Mental Health and Wellbeing Specialist

The Specialist Works Group has appointed integrative psychotherapist Isabella Barrand as Mental Health and Wellbeing Specialist, starting immediately.  The newly created role will see Barrand offer counselling to employees and shape the group’s wider mental health and wellbeing strategy. The role is a first for the independent media agency sector.  The Specialist Works Group created the role […]

NABS reveals its vital response to the pandemic and adworld’ wellbeing crisis in new Impact Report

NABS reveals its vital response to the pandemic and adworld’ wellbeing crisis in new Impact Report

The scale of the mounting financial and emotional challenges faced by advertising professionals during 2020 is revealed in NABS’ 2020 Impact Report, released this week.  Calls to NABS, the support organisation for advertising and media, rose by 35% last year, while donations to the charity were £1.1million down on 2019. Its Advice Line took more than […]

#MyMindMatters – UNLIMITED trains all minds to recognise the signs

UNLIMITED rolls out mental health training for all staff to both normalise and support conversations about mental health in the workplace and to ensure everyone is equipped to help colleagues with their own mental health All employees will be accredited Mental Health Champions within an internal campaign to support work /life balance through its ‘My Mind Matters’ initiative Research has shown COVID-19 has created a “second pandemic” of mental health emphasising the urgent importance of mental health training (*Mind.org*)

#MyMindMatters – UNLIMITED trains all minds to recognise the signs

Announced today, all UNLIMITED employees will benefit from mental health training highlighting the importance of supporting themselves and each other with mental health in the workplace, particularly during these times.  Part of a wider initiative to empower staff to take care of themselves, the aim is to ensure all employees have better days at work and […]

Cuhu launches app to help with lockdown mental health issues

Cuhu launches app to help with lockdown mental health issues

Mobile and web app development agency, Cuhu, part of the Inc & Co group collective, has launched an innovative new app to challenge negative mental health, addictions, anxiety and stress.   Manchester-based digital agency Cuhu has worked with qualified therapists to develop Orpheus. Orpheus has been specially designed to rapidly and effectively help the mental health […]

Mental health app Flow joins ORCHA App Library

Mental health app Flow joins ORCHA App Library

Mental health startup Flow has become the highest scoring free depression treatment app in the ORCHA App Library. The inclusion means that many NHS trusts and healthcare professionals, who have their own bespoke App Library using the ORCHA platform, can now include Flow in their library and directly recommend it to their patients to reduce symptoms of depression […]

NABS to continue supporting the industry during the coronavirus outbreak

NABS to continue supporting the industry during the coronavirus outbreak

NABS will continue to operate its support services during the coronavirus outbreak to colleagues across industry. Many of NABS’ services are already available online and via phone and video calling. All of its staff are now based at home following a successful trial of company-wide remote working. The move follows the latest government guidelines regarding […]

Give a Knit Launches To Help People Spread Joy With A Toy And Keep A Healthy Mind

New Knitting And Crochet Scheme To Benefit Disadvantaged Children and Self-Isolating Creatives

Give a Knit Launches To Help People Spread Joy With A Toy And Keep A Healthy Mind

It’s safe to say we all have a lot more free time on our hands at the moment. So it’s good timing that Give a Knit, a new knitting and crochet charity scheme, launches today (19 March 2020) Give a Knit, founded by creatives Chloe Bishop and Tasmin Lobley, at digital agency Waste, aims to benefit the mental health […]

Five steps to support emotional and mental health during the coronavirus outbreak, from NABS

Five steps to support emotional and mental health during the coronavirus outbreak, from NABS

The coronavirus and its implications could cause distress, anxiety and emotional health problems to people working across adland, according to NABS, the support organisation for the advertising and media industry.   That’s why NABS’ experts are now issuing guidance for employees and employers, to help them through what could be months of disruption as the UK attempts […]

Emma Mainoo joins Utopia to launch mental health practice

Emma Mainoo joins Utopia to launch mental health practice

Culture change business Utopia has launched a new mental health division, spearheaded by newly-recruited mental health advocate and qualified trainer, Emma Mainoo. This comes after a recent report stated poor mental health has cost UK businesses 16% more over the past three years.  Utopia’s new arm offers change programmes such as mental health hacks and […]

adidas launches ‘Run to Reconnect’ to celebrate running as a mental health tool

New adidas campaign created by TBWA highlights the power of mindful running to improve mental wellbeing

adidas launches ‘Run to Reconnect’ to celebrate running as a mental health tool

Campaign kicks off as adidas launches new running collection called FOCUSBREATHEIN Campaign runs across all media including dedicated meditation ‘Mindset Corners’ in exclusive adidas retail stores adidas has launched a new campaign to celebrate how running can help manage the stresses of daily life and improve mental wellbeing.  The campaign focuses on the art of […]

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