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Welcome to the Red Umbrella blog! Here, we share all the latest information regarding mental health. From answering commonly asked mental health questions, through to providing support, advice, and information on mental health topics, we regularly keep our blog updated with the content we know you want to see.

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‘Sicknote Culture’: Why It’s up to Employers to Change the Status Quo

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's recent speech on Britain’s sicknote culture highlights how something’s ‘gone wrong’ since Covid. However, this is a multi-faceted and complex issue to tackle.

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Four Ways to Get Free Mental Health Support

With an increasing number of people suffering from mental health conditions in the UK, it is more vital than ever to spotlight accessible ways to combat the rise.

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Why We Must Put the Right Measures in Place to Safeguard Teachers’ Mental Health

Following warnings that teachers’ mental health is on the brink of collapse, teachers’ union NASUWT’s passed a motion calling for school leaders to be given suicide prevention training, along with mandatory mental health training for all staff in school and colleges.

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Red Umbrella's Unique Mental Health First Aid Training Offering

Red Umbrella is a Mental Health First Aid training provider with all manner of mental health resources under one ‘umbrella’. With a unique offering in the workplace mental health training landscape, we are changing workplace wellbeing for the better.

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Time to Talk Day: Why Businesses Must Do More to Support Employees’ Mental Health

February 1st is Time to Talk Day, an annual awareness day dedicated to talking about mental health, empowering individuals to come together to start a conversation and inspire change. Run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, it promotes the message that talking about mental health has the power to change lives, being a complex and sensitive topic that many find challenging to discuss.

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International Day of Happiness

More support is needed for staff in workplaces to combat the rising mental health crisis in the UK, a key issue to spotlight on International Day of Happiness.

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Stress Awareness Month 2024:The Dangerous Link Between Stress and Mental Health Issues

The stress epidemic is rampant in the UK, and rates have only gone up in recent years, data shows.

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The Increasing Popularity of AI ‘Therapists’: A Reason for Concern?

With 78 million messages having been sent to a bot named ‘Psychologist’ on popular website Character.ai, and millions of others having been directed to other mental health chatbots such as ‘Therapist’ and ‘Are you feeling OK?’ it is clear that a new – and potentially alarming – trend is emerging.

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HR Planning 2022: an emphasis on work-life balance

A Human Resources strategy for 2022 that will put the people in your business first!

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Prioritizing Mental Health: Firstsource Interview on Wellbeing

We sat down with Antony Smeaton, UK Senior Manager – Talent Development at Firstsource, to talk about the company’s approach to mental health and wellbeing and their experience working with Red Umbrella.

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What To Expect At Mental Health First Aid Training

So you’ve signed up for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training and now you’re wondering what the course entails? Or maybe you’re looking at what the course includes before you sign up?

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Community Dental Services (CDS): Smiles all-round

“The Carecoins platform is an effective way to manage the support provided to employees and we have been very pleased with the flexibility Red Umbrella have provided to embed this within our organisation. Red Umbrella continues to support our wellbeing offer by providing training, eLearning and regular check-ins, all of which continue to support our wellbeing offer to our teams.” – CDS

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Get in Touch with Red Umbrella Today

Do you have any further questions or queries regarding our mental health services, or want to learn more about Red Umbrella? If so, please reach out to the team by using our online contact form, calling 0300 002 0061, or via email at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to advise you.