In advance of “Blue Monday”, which is labelled as the most depressing day of the year, FirstCare confirmed that workers are more likely to take time off for mental health reasons in November or December. The statistics on mental health-related absences featured in the Telegraph. To find out more click here: ...read more
As cases of coronavirus became more prevalent in March, FirstCare was able to track the spread of the virus in the UK. They shared this real-time data with employers to help inform response strategies.read more
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, and numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the UK continue to grow. It’s crucial that employers and employees are aware of the correct steps to take in stemming its outbreak.
Our employer's guide brings together the most up-to-date sources of information and outlines the steps that FirstCare is...read more
As the new year begins, we all make resolutions to change. From exercising more to eating and drinking less, our goals are often wellbeing based.read more
Men’s Mental Health At Work - FirstCare Reveals 88% Rise in Young Men Reporting Mental Health Absence
Everybody’s talking about men’s mental health. Everywhere you look the message is clear: it’s good to talk, it’s ok not to be ok. But how many men believe this? And what can employers do to drive the message home?read more
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day: an annual global event which aims to raise awareness about suicide and prevent loss of life.
It’s estimated that more than one million people die by suicide around the world each year, with rates in the UK rising sharply. New figures released this month show that over 6,500 people died by suicide in this country last year – an increase of nearly...read more
“Please don’t confuse your Google search with my medical degree”. The dangers of Googling medical advice
In the digital age we all rely a little too much on Google. The search engine giant now processes over 40,000 queries per second - a staggering 3.5 billion searches every day worldwide.
When we reach for Google, we’re looking for the answer, and one of the biggest questions we often ask relates to our health.read more