You will have heard about this condition before, but what is ‘burnout’? The World Health Organisation recognised it as an ‘occupational phenomenon’ in 2019. It is described as a state of both mental and physical exhaustion. Long-term work stress and working in a physically or emotionally draining role for a long period of time is a key factor. What are the common signs of burnout? There are several signs relating to burnout, and these include: Feeling tired or drained A feeling of helplessness and defeat Self-doubt Feeling overwhelmed Having a cynical or negative outlook Unless the underlying issues causing burnout…
Private medical insurance; 18 fantastic reasons to buy it
Have you thought about buying a private medical insurance policy in the UK? If you want to know 18 great reasons to make that purchase, please keep on reading…….. Peace of Mind We are lucky in the UK to have a health system as brilliant as the NHS. Unfortunately the NHS resources are stretched, especially in 2020 with the coronavirus pandemic in full force. Private medical insurance gives you the peace of mind that you can access medical treatment when you need it most. Rapid access to see a specialist If a GP has told you that you need to…
How COVID-19 has affected mental health within the workplace
As an employer in 2020 the issue of work related stress disorders is an extremely hot topic. With the impact of COVID-19 affecting people’s ability to work in a “normal” way or in some cases no work at all, work related stress issues are surely going to be affected in a negative way. With so many people working from home and losing face to face contact with their colleagues and managers, how can employers really assess whether or not an employee is struggling with the current working climate. Yes, there is the option of zoom calls and team video calls,…
Is mental health treatment covered by health insurance?
If you have a private medical insurance policy that covers mental health conditions you can then access private treatment. The 2020 coronavirus pandemic has affected the face to face availability of many private treatments however, video and telephone consultation options have been extended.
What do you value most about your health insurance?
As almost all health insurance policies are now modular, consumers and businesses can really be specific in the cover levels that they put in place. As a specialist health insurance broker, it really is good to work out with clients the benefits that they value the most.
Occupational Health for your workforce
As many businesses do not have the need for a full time occupational health provision, often this is dealt with on an ad-hoc basis. The business would pay for the services of an occupational health specialist as and when they need to do so.
Touch Rugby; a fun and friendly way to keep fit
Touch rugby is a sport available for anyone to play. 02 Touch rugby is open to men and women over 17 years of age. It is reported to be an excellent way to keep fit. People of all abilities are encouraged to take part in this social fitness activity. Unlike normal rugby, there are no rucks, no malls and no scrums. This may be slightly more appealing to many people. Touch rugby is said to be a fantastic way to improve your cardio-vascular fitness and burn fat. For people who love the game of rugby, it is a social, energetic…
Self employed? Then this is a must read!
Did you know that AXA PPP offer group private health insurance to a self-employed person? If you are already self employed or you’re thinking of becoming self employed then you really should consider a private health insurance policy. What are the benefits? This insurance can supplement what’s available on the NHS. It gives you the choice in the level of care you get and how and when it is provided. Some specialist drugs and treatments aren’t available on the NHS but are available if you have a private medical insurance policy. You get quicker access to physiotherapy sessions if you…
Great peace of mind for those suffering with addiction
Addiction can arise as a result of a mental health condition. Addiction can also be the cause of a mental health condition. Each person’s circumstances are unique. When people start using drugs, alcohol or prescription medication to cope and to try and resolve physical and emotional symptoms an addiction can begin.
Is walking the perfect form of exercise?
As the minimum recommendation from doctors is for us to do at least 150 minutes of activity per week. This can be broken down into smaller chunks of time and easily absorbed in our daily routine. These activity hours help you to keep your body healthy and prevent illness.