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 […]

Finding the “new normal” in (and out of) the workplace

Hobie Walker, head of wellbeing at AML Group, explores new ways of working amid the recent tiered lockdown measures.

Finding the “new normal” in (and out of) the workplace

Looking back, the transition into lockdown earlier in the year happened very quickly – like a “hand-brake turn”, as someone in the office put it. Within three days of moving into our brand-new Shoreditch offices, we were all out and working from 28 different home offices. Huge adjustments had to be made quickly, which caused […]

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 […]

ITCH debuts first advertising campaign from NOW

ITCH debuts first advertising campaign from NOW

With its sights set on causing irritation to dominant market players, new subscription-based pet wellbeing brand ITCH launched on July 1 with the aim of disrupting and injecting some serious personality into the flea prevention market. Co-founded by direct-to-consumer entrepreneur James Cox [co-founder YYX Capital and Europe’s fastest growing sleep tech firm Simba], pet supplies retailers Jonny and Adam Gould [co-founders Monster […]

Straight Forward Design gives wellbeing business Haptivate a head start

Straight Forward Design gives wellbeing business Haptivate a head start

Haptivate, a happiness training start-up, is launching with an innovative brand identity and comprehensive business strategy by Straight Forward Design. Recent research by the Global Wellness Institute shows that people are more concerned about their mental wellbeing than ever before and see it as an important part of general health maintenance (wellness industries grew by nearly 13% […]

Ricola Taps into Wellbeing Trend with ‘Wish You Well’ Brand Campaign

Ricola Taps into Wellbeing Trend with ‘Wish You Well’ Brand Campaign

Ricola, the Swiss herbal drop manufacturer, has announced the launch of a major new brand campaign. The push was developed in partnership with creative agency Publicis, with media strategy and planning by Arena Media, part of Havas Group Media. ‘Wish you well’, Ricola’s first brand campaign for over three years, aims to raise brand awareness […]