PRCA partners with ISMAUK to tackle stress and mental health issues

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has partnered with the International Stress Management Association (ISMAUK) to help reduce the stigmas attached to stress and mental health issues in the PR and communications industry.  ISMAUK is the leading professional body for workplace and personal stress management, wellbeing and performance, and will collaborate with the PRCA on events and initiatives throughout 2022, to help support its UK members.  Earlier this year, the PRCA, CIPR, and Opinium conducted research, which found 90% of PR professionals have struggled with their mental wellbeing to some extent over the past…

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CAP: Mental health in advertising

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: CAP: Mental health in advertising. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA/CAP site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. World Mental Health day took place on 10 October, and given the last 18 months we’ve all experienced, now more than ever it’s important that advertisers make sure their ads don’t have a detrimental impact on those affected and society in general.  There are…

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As the UK faces a potential mental health tsunami, a third of British employees say their mental wellbeing has worsened since the pandemic began

Leading wellbeing and performance company, PUSH, has teamed up with mental health charity, Solent Mind, as latest figures show the urgent need for mental health reform within the workplace, and the UK struggles with the uncertainty of the post-pandemic employment landscape.   The YouGov survey commissioned by PUSH and Solent Mind, suggests that a third of GB employees (36.7%) are suffering from worse mental health now, compared with pre-pandemic levels. Perhaps proof many are struggling with the ever changing ‘new normal’ and the challenges that brings.   Even more crucially, as we move from working…

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Pringles® Partners With Movember To Encourage Open Conversations Around Mental Health

For the second year in a row, Pringles® is joining leading men’s health charity Movember to drive more open conversations around men’s mental health by expanding support in the U.S. According to a poll by researchers at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), nearly one in 10 men reported experiencing some form of depression or anxiety, but fewer than half sought treatment.  Thanks to fans who purchased Pringles at Kroger earlier this fall, the brand donated $150,000 to the Movember cause and will continue to drive awareness with the help of their beloved mascot, Mr. P. This month,…

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PR professionals more likely to suffer from poor mental health compared to other UK workers

PR practitioners are significantly more likely to suffer from poor mental health compared to other UK workers, according to new research carried out by the PRCA and CIPR. The research – conducted by Opinium – found nine in ten (90%) PR professionals have struggled with their mental wellbeing to an extent over the past 12 months, compared to 65% of UK workers. PR professionals are also less likely to take time off from work for mental wellbeing reasons than other UK workers; one in four PR practitioners took leave for mental health,…

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