The bWell Podcast
Episode 27 – Toxic masculinity and gender stereotypes

Episode 27 – Toxic masculinity and gender stereotypes

June 9, 2022

Men’s Health Week isn’t just about physical health. Men have mental health too, and it not being ‘macho’ to admit they are struggling is a big problem.

Men accounted for 75% of people who sadly took their own lives in England in 2020.1 In 2018, men aged 20-34 were more than 3 times as likely to lose their lives to suicide than in vehicle accidents.2

We must do more than say it’s time for men to talk; we need to make it so men feel they can talk. This podcast looks at toxic masculinity and gender stereotypes and the considerable impact this is having on men’s health.

Podcast 26 – Best Fit Forward

Podcast 26 – Best Fit Forward

May 11, 2022

We’re joined by two qualified fitness instructors, who explain that you don’t suddenly need to start running marathons to get fit. Small, incremental changes can make a big difference.

We’re so pleased to partner with GetMeFit for this podcast. They’ve kindly let us borrow the wisdom of their fitness gurus Cat Benger, a personal trainer and APPI-qualified Pilates Instructor, and personal trainer and podcast host Natasha Evans.1

Cat and Natasha discuss how getting fit shouldn’t feel inaccessible or scary, talking through how small incremental changes to lifestyle and habits can have huge impact on your physical and mental health and wellbeing

Podcast 25 - Burnout, distress and fatigue

Podcast 25 - Burnout, distress and fatigue

April 4, 2022

Burnout, stress and fatigue are very real risks when you fail to prioritise your wellbeing. This podcast offers tips to combat these issues.

Too often we deprioritise our wellbeing because of external pressures, whether that’s work, family or other commitments. Failing to look after and nourish our wellbeing puts you at a higher risk of burnout. Prioritising our wellbeing is important, so pop on the Unum podcast to discover the importance of taking time to put you first.

Podcast 24 – Being a woman in the workplace

Podcast 24 – Being a woman in the workplace

February 22, 2022

For International Women’s Day, check out this podcast packed full of successful working women who join us to share their experiences, successes and challenges and give some welcome inspirational advice.

Podcast 23 - Healthy living, healthy life

Podcast 23 - Healthy living, healthy life

January 18, 2022

In this podcast, registered nurse Emma Squire joins us to discuss how making small, healthy changes to your life today can improve your health and wellbeing over the long-term. We also cover how simple changes can improve health risk management.

Epidode 22 - SHUSH, it’s time to talk

Epidode 22 - SHUSH, it’s time to talk

August 19, 2021

SHUSH is an acronym used by the Samaritans, designed to provide active listening tips. Our ‘SHUSH, it’s time to talk ‘podcast focuses on what we can all do to try and boost our mood, look after each other’s mental health, the ‘Ask Twice’ initiative and how employers can break down the taboo of talking about suicide. Remember, reaching out really could save a life.

Episode 21 – Dealing with bereavement

Episode 21 – Dealing with bereavement

July 22, 2021

To mark National Grief Awareness Day on August 30th, we’re partnering with Child Bereavement UK to deliver our podcast on dealing with bereavement.

Designed for those who are experiencing bereavement and colleagues who are working with a bereaved person, we’ll look at the general implications of bereavement – including mental health – on individuals and their colleagues. We’ll also cover the importance of respecting diversity in bereavement, and how all of us can help support bereaved employees.

Episode 20 - Mid-year mindfulness

Episode 20 - Mid-year mindfulness

June 17, 2021

One of the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ is 'take notice'. But in our busy home and working lives, how many of us really take the time to ‘stop and smell the roses’? Mindfulness is proven to benefit our mental and physical wellbeing. And it’s for everyone, helping conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, addictive behaviours, and problems like hypertension, heart disease and chronic pain*. So it’s no surprise that employers across the globe are introducing mindfulness to the workplace.

In our ‘Mid-year mindfulness’ podcast, we’re joined by our in-house mindfulness practitioner, Hayley, who will explore simple ways that allow people to really be in the moment.

Episode 19 - We care podcast

Episode 19 - We care podcast

June 7, 2021

This month, we’re recognising Carer’s Week. As the workforce ages, many employees are finding themselves with extra caring responsibilities, The so-called ‘squeezed middle’ are juggling looking after elderly relatives with childcare, while more working parents are trying to balance working responsibilities with their children’s needs. Our ‘We care’ podcast highlights this often missed and silent group, and explores the resources and support available to ease the pressures of caring. In partnership with Alzheimer’s Society.

Episode 18 - Lifestyle management from Unum
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