Competition winners set to see top theatre shows

Competition winners set to see top theatre shows

Before Christmas, we teamed up with WCR FM Radio to offer a special set of free theatre tickets to Wolverhampton Grand shows as part of our latest competition! Take a read to find out which performances the lucky winners get to see… 🙌👀🎭

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Six Ways to Workout the January Blues

Six Ways to Workout the January Blues

Did you know, running for just 15 minutes a day, or walking for an hour, has been shown to reduce the risk of major depression by 26%?

At Paycare, we love sharing top tips to help our Policyholders with their health and wellbeing – so here are our suggestions to beat those January (and lockdown) blues! 💙🏃‍♀️

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Why Cooking Together is so Important

Why Cooking Together is so Important

While we often eat together, cooking together isn’t so popular, despite having a wealth of benefits! 🍏

So, we asked friend of Paycare and Wellbeing Expert, Laura Butler from WelLBe Coaching, to share how food can bring us together… 🙌

Let’s take a read… 📖

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Paycare’s 2020 Review: A Year like no other

Paycare’s 2020 Review: A Year like no other

It almost goes without saying that 2020 has been a year like no other, and we’re sure when we look back it’ll always be remembered for the Coronavirus pandemic – but we wanted to ensure we didn’t forget the good things which we’ve all got to be grateful for, so we’ve been looking back through the past 12 months to bring you Paycare’s 2020 Review.

Take a read… 🧡

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Policyholder vote to allocate Paycare charity money

Policyholder vote to allocate Paycare charity money

With volunteering and fundraising opportunities being limited this year, we had a fantastic £3,000 of charity money to donate before the end of the year – so we decided our valued Policyholders should decide how it was spent! Find out more… 🙌

Take a read and find out how you can cast your vote. 🥰

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Keep the community support going says Paycare team!

Keep the community support going says Paycare team!

You may know that Paycare has raised more than £2.2 million to date for many good causes through various initiatives. And while 2020 has proved difficult in terms of volunteering, we are hoping to keep that community spirit alive and well as we enter the new year 🙌

Grab a cuppa and take a read… ☕🤓

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Mental Health Stigma: Where did it come from?

Mental Health Stigma: Where did it come from?

Despite mental ill health being incredibly common (around one in four are estimated to experience it during any given year), there has long been a stigma attached to the topic.

So, what is stigma? Let’s take a read and find out… 🧠🧡

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Flu Symptoms or Covid? Know the signs!

Flu Symptoms or Covid? Know the signs!

It can be tricky at the best of times to know if you’ve got flu symptoms or simply a bad cold – and this year the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is bound to add to the confusion and worry…

With different treatments recommended for each – and of course the need to socially distance if you’ve got Coronavirus – it’s important to know exactly what you’re dealing with 🙌

Let’s take a read… 🦠

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Our New Healthy Habits…

Our New Healthy Habits…

It’s undeniable, 2020 really has been a tough year for everyone – but in recent weeks, there have also been lots of positives when it comes to our collective health and wellbeing…

Let’s take a read… 🥰

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Sleeping Well During Uncertainty

Sleeping Well During Uncertainty

We all know poor sleep can make us feel grouchy and lethargic the next day, but there are so many ways in which prolonged problems with sleep can impact our health.

Check out our five tips for better sleep… 😴✨

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Five ways men can improve their health and wellbeing

Five ways men can improve their health and wellbeing

This week, our very own Kerry Mitchell, Wellbeing Manager and Mental Health Trainer at Paycare, shares five ways men can improve their health and wellbeing during this year’s awareness week and beyond as the world adjusts to the ‘new normal’…

Take a read 👇

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How to avoid Stress Eating

How to avoid Stress Eating

With COVID-19 seeing many of our eating habits changed over the last few weeks and with nutrition playing a key role in how we operate day-to-day, Laura shares her top tips on how to avoid stress eating while navigating our ways through the current living in which social distancing measures require…

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4 Ways to Feel Better and Turn a Blue Day into a New Day!

4 Ways to Feel Better and Turn a Blue Day into a New Day!

In order to help brighten up your day, we share 4 Ways to Feel Better and Turn a Blue Day into a New Day, all thanks to our lovely Wellbeing Manager and Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Kerry! We don’t think they’re worth missing… so let’s start our day off right and take a look!

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Keeping Those Communication Channels Flowing

Keeping Those Communication Channels Flowing

Encouraging and facilitating regular communication is absolutely vital in demonstrating your support, keeping motivation going, and helping to ensure we all stay positive and mind-healthy! So, what can we do to keep in touch with each other – both as an employer or employee, but also as a friend, family member, or neighbour? Here are just a few ideas… Let’s take a read 🙂

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Stay Focused on Personal Health & Wellbeing

Stay Focused on Personal Health & Wellbeing

At Paycare, people are at the heart of absolutely everything we do, which is why we want to ensure that as a Policyholder, you continue to take advantage of the wide range of wellbeing services available as part of your plan 😊

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4 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

4 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

In this week’s blog, we’ve teamed up with our very own Wellbeing Manager, Kerry B. Mitchell, who shares her top 4 ways to manage, and hopefully reduce, the anxiousness people might be experiencing during the current health crisis. Let’s take a read! 🙌

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Home Schooling — You Can Do It!

Home Schooling — You Can Do It!

In our latest blog, we share some tips and tricks from our very own Wellbeing Manager (and mum of two) Kerry B. Mitchell, on how parents can manage the difficult task of homeschooling, and ensuring they protect their own mental health and wellbeing during the COVID19 outbreak… let’s take a read! 🙌🎒

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Tips for Staying Active During Social Isolation

Tips for Staying Active During Social Isolation

In this week’s blog, we share some simple ways to keep physically active, whilst also protecting our families, friends and communities by adhering to the rules and, importantly, staying at home. Lets take a read… 😊

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Water for Life – 6 Top Tips on Hydration for Health

Water for Life – 6 Top Tips on Hydration for Health

So we can explore the physical benefits of staying hydrated, this month we’ve teamed up with, friend of Paycare and healthcare expert, Laura Butler of WelLBe Coaching, who provides us with 6 top tips to staying hydrated and the importance hydration has on our health! Take a look 😊

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Pull the covers on your bad night’s sleep!

Pull the covers on your bad night’s sleep!

Sleeping comes with an absolute abundance of benefits. However, getting a good night’s sleep can often get side-lined. We have teamed up with Paycare Partners, Medstars, to investigate your bad night’s sleep – let’s have a read!

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) – A Brief Guide

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) – A Brief Guide

With recent reports from England’s Chief Medical Officer, the UK continues to see a rise in those testing positive for Coronavirus. At the start of the outbreak, we reached out to our GP 24/7 provider to share some information on what Coronavirus really is, and how you can recognise it… let’s take a read! 😊

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Tips to Get Others Talking

Tips to Get Others Talking

From being warm yet direct, to asking twice – in support of Time to Talk Day, our Wellbeing Manager and hugely experienced Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Kerry Mitchell, explains how we can be both better at listening, and better at talking to each other, by sharing five top tips on becoming more comfortable at approaching mental health. Let’s take a look! 🧡

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Back Pain – How you can support your employees

Back Pain – How you can support your employees

Back pain might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to your workplace wellbeing strategy – but when you consider the impact it could have on your staff, and your business as a whole, knowing how to prevent and support those suffering with it could make a huge difference.

Let’s take a read to find out how you can support your employees when it comes to back pain… 🙌

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World Mental Health Day highlights need for Employer Training

World Mental Health Day highlights need for Employer Training

Each year on October 10th, there is a concentrated effort to highlight mental health across the globe 🌍

Only around a tenth of the UK health and social budget is targeted towards mental health, and there are sadly still many people struggling to access services they desperately need…

In support of World Mental Health Day, let’s hear what our Wellbeing Manager and Mental Health Trainer, Kerry B Mitchell, explained… 🥰

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Kindness and Mental Health: Our upcoming free e-clinic…

Kindness and Mental Health: Our upcoming free e-clinic…

This year has been a tough one, particularly for people living with mental illness and their carers. Research suggests that nearly 80% of people living with mental illness say that Covid-19 and associated lockdown has made their mental health worse.

For more information about Paycare Wellbeing’s next free upcoming e-clininc, take a read 😊

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Migraines: Everything you need to know!

Migraines: Everything you need to know!

Did you know that over six million individuals are estimated to suffer from migraines in the UK, and it’s a condition that seriously impacts lives on a daily basis?

So, what can be done to support those suffering from this condition and help create a migraine-friendly workplace and positive home space? 💻

Lets take a read…🙂

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The Right to Disconnect

The Right to Disconnect

The boundaries between personal and professional are blurring more than ever, and you may already be finding yourself answering emails throughout the evenings and weekends, forgetting to eat lunch because you’re so engrossed in a task, or feeling the mental and physical ill-effects of staring at a screen for the majority of your waking hours.

If that sounds like you, then you’re not alone…. 🧡

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How we’re protecting team health & wellbeing during COVID-19

How we’re protecting team health & wellbeing during COVID-19

As an organisation which looks after the health and wellbeing of thousands of individuals across the UK, as well as employs a 30-strong team, we’re one of many businesses that have had to adapt.

What are we doing at Paycare to ensure that our Policyholders and our own team are well looked after during the current pandemic? 🧡

Let’s take a read… 🥰

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Presenteeism: A Hidden Cost to Employers

Presenteeism: A Hidden Cost to Employers

In this week’s blog, we take a deep dive into what presenteeism is, how it can impact employers and their teams, and what steps can be taken to reduce it — especially at a time when more of us are ‘isolated’ more than ever before… 👇

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Keeping Those Communication Channels Flowing

Keeping Those Communication Channels Flowing

Encouraging and facilitating regular communication is absolutely vital in demonstrating your support, keeping motivation going, and helping to ensure we all stay positive and mind-healthy! So, what can we do to keep in touch with each other – both as an employer or employee, but also as a friend, family member, or neighbour? Here are just a few ideas… Let’s take a read 🙂

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Stay Focused on Personal Health & Wellbeing

Stay Focused on Personal Health & Wellbeing

At Paycare, people are at the heart of absolutely everything we do, which is why we want to ensure that as a Policyholder, you continue to take advantage of the wide range of wellbeing services available as part of your plan 😊

read more
4 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

4 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

In this week’s blog, we’ve teamed up with our very own Wellbeing Manager, Kerry B. Mitchell, who shares her top 4 ways to manage, and hopefully reduce, the anxiousness people might be experiencing during the current health crisis. Let’s take a read! 🙌

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Employee Appreciation Day… Today and Every Day

Employee Appreciation Day… Today and Every Day

Did you know that 80% of employees say they’re more motivated to work hard when they feel appreciated? Well, in support of #EmployeeAppreciationDay, we share three ways companies can thank their employees for their hard work and effort, with recognition and appreciation! Let’s take a read 🙌

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New Year, New Service | We’re Launching Mental Health Training in 2020!

New Year, New Service | We’re Launching Mental Health Training in 2020!

We have launched a brand-new service focused entirely on promoting positive mental health, headed up by our very own qualified Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Kerry Mitchell! That’s right – our new area of support, Paycare Wellbeing, has been specifically designed to offer fully qualified training to help employers and their staff identify, manage, and support mental health at work. To learn more about what the course offers – check out the blog!

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Period Poverty Tackled with Paycare and Wolves Foundation Charity Donation

Period Poverty Tackled with Paycare and Wolves Foundation Charity Donation

Period poverty is a problem we often associate with developing countries – but it’s a very real problem in the UK too. That’s why Paycare has been working alongside the Wolves Foundation to help ensure people in the city can have safe and hygienic ways to deal with menstruation ❤

Take a read of our blog to find out more… 🥰

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Kindness and Mental Health: Our upcoming free e-clinic…

Kindness and Mental Health: Our upcoming free e-clinic…

This year has been a tough one, particularly for people living with mental illness and their carers. Research suggests that nearly 80% of people living with mental illness say that Covid-19 and associated lockdown has made their mental health worse.

For more information about Paycare Wellbeing’s next free upcoming e-clininc, take a read 😊

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What is self-care?

What is self-care?

Did you know, the benefits of self-care are INVALUABLE in improving our general wellbeing?

Our incredibly talented Customer Services Assistant, Becky, has written a poem for us to share with our Policyholders, People and Community…

Here are some top tips on how we can all learn take care of ourselves 🧡

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