Blog posts from Louise Aston

Employers must tackle the neglected topic of domestic abuse

by Louise Aston 26 November 2018 - 9:53am

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Mental health: seizing the momentum

by Louise Aston 8 October 2018 - 7:00am

There has never been a better time for employers to lead from the front on mental health issues, says Business in the Community’s Louise Aston, on the publication of...

Domestic abuse is an issue for ALL employers - now is the time to take action

by Louise Aston 22 August 2018 - 4:53pm

Now is the time for employers to tackle domestic abuse. 

Louise Aston discusses how businesses can better handle this often uncomfortable topic to help staff in need.
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Mental Health at Work bubble people

Share your experiences on Mental Health

by Louise Aston 11 May 2018 - 4:09pm

Louise Aston, Business in the Community Wellbeing Director encourages everyone to take the Mental Health at Work survey as mental health effects everyone. ...

Sleep: the new hot topic for employers

by Louise Aston 15 March 2018 - 3:29pm

Louise Aston, Business in the Community Wellbeing campaign Director, writes of the compelling business case for sleep and of the benefits to employers of taking a...

Why employers need to wake up to the importance of sleep

by Louise Aston 17 January 2018 - 1:13pm

Louise Aston, Business in the Community Wellbeing Director examines the business case for employers to promote sufficient high-quality sleep citing the information...

Antonio Horta-Osorio and the importance of resilience

by Louise Aston 11 October 2017 - 4:09pm

Louise Aston, Business in the Community Wellbeing Director, writes of her respect for a senior leader who has recovered from mental health issues and is using the...

Mental Health at Work and the elephant in the room

by Louise Aston 3 October 2017 - 10:47am

Louise Aston, Business in the Community Wellbeing Director shares her shock and anger at the statistics within the Mental Health at Work Report published today.  2017...

New job designs putting mental health on a par with physical health

by Louise Aston 26 July 2017 - 4:19pm

Louise Aston, Business in the Community Wellbeing at Work Director, calls for good job design, putting mental health on a par with physical ...

Mental health: raising awareness, fuelling disclosure, creating demand

by Louise Aston 31 May 2017 - 3:25pm

Louise Aston, Director, Business in the Community wellbeing at work writes of the increasing demand for new, and the pressure on existing services as the silence surrounding mental...

Let's talk about suicide

by Louise Aston 22 May 2017 - 10:04am

Louise Aston, Business in the Community wellbeing at work Director writes of bringing the taboo subject of suicide into the open and of the steps that can ...

Start a conversation: Time to Talk Day 2017

by Louise Aston 2 February 2017 - 10:02am

Today is Time to Talk Day and Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director, Business in the Community encourages all employers to open up the conversation around mental health....

Convened: A national collaborative approach to improve employee mental wellbeing

by Louise Aston 19 May 2016 - 3:02pm

Louise Aston, Director, Business in the Community Wellbeing explains the importance of breaking the silence around mental health in the workplace.

This...

The importance of leadership on mental health

by Louise Aston 4 February 2016 - 2:45pm

The panel pictured above from left to right: 

Paul Farmer, CBE, CEO Mind
Peter Simpson, CEO Anglian Water Group and Chair of Business in the Community...

New report: Transforming the role of line managers

by Louise Aston 11 January 2016 - 10:03am

Louise Aston, Director, Wellbeing, discusses why the role of managers is essential to creating change in workplace culture where talking about mental health becomes normal. 

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A woman in blue stands by a canal

Busting myths around workplace mental health

by Louise Aston 15 October 2014 - 12:00am

On World Mental Health Day, Louise Aston, Director, BITC Workwell explodes some of the myths around mental wellbeing at work.

1. Mental health problems are rare

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A woman in blue stands by a canal

Momentum is growing in the campaign for transparency around mental health at work

by Louise Aston 9 October 2014 - 9:46am

One of Business in the Community’s key ambitions is to encourage all businesses to help their employees be happy and healthy at work. Proactive support for positive mental wellbeing is a key...