PR practitioners less likely to take time off for mental health than other UK workers

PR professionals are significantly less likely to take time off work to rest and recover from poor mental health compared to other UK workers, according to new research carried out by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). The research – conducted by Opinium – revealed one in five (22%) PR practitioners who experienced poor mental health had taken time off from work in the last year. The national average across all professional industries is 41%. This year’s Mental Health in PR…

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ASA – Mental Health in Ads

The ASA/CAP have released a post called:  Mental Health in Ads. 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. The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day, recognised on 10 October, was to make ‘mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’. Everyone will experience change or uncertainty in their lives, often relating to family, friends, work or health, and good mental…

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USC Quarterback Caleb Williams Teams Up with National “Seize the Awkward” Campaign to Support Young Adults’ Mental Health

The Seize the Awkward campaign released a new public service advertisement (PSA) featuring star quarterback Caleb Williams encouraging young people to check in with their peers and have open conversations about their mental health. The campaign— from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and The Jed Foundation (JED) in collaboration with the Ad Council —worked with the Caleb Cares Foundation and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of California (USC) to develop the student-produced video. In times of crisis, three in four young adults turn…

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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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