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Jack Evans

Jack Evans

Jack is a Business Psychologist who has been with Robertson Cooper for almost four years. He supports our clients to help their employees to have more good days at work, mostly involving working with organisations to measure, understand and improve the positive psychological wellbeing of their employees to unlock high levels of engagement and performance. Most recently, Jack was a key member of the team in translating and launching our core measurement tool and individual feedback report in 10 languages.

With strong technical knowledge and organisational skills, Jack’s main focus is to understand client requirements and deliver matching outcomes to the highest standard. He currently manages a range of wellbeing projects for blue-chip organisations in the engineering, manufacturing, healthcare and education sectors.Jack has a BSc in Psychology and MSc in Occupational Psychology from Manchester Business School, where his thesis focused on the role of resilience in the relationship between stressors and stress in the workplace.

It’s undeniable that mental health problems are on the rise – but could the statistics that show this upward trend actually be telling us we’re making progress?

It’s hard to ignore the warning signs that the UK has a mental health crisis – it’s a dominant topic within the media, a clearly stated priority across political parties, and is the top priority on many corporate agendas. In fact, the latest figures show that almost half of businesses have a defined mental wellbeing strategy and half of those who don’t plan to introduce one at some point this year (REBA, 2018). And it’s no surprise they’re prioritising it – it’s widely reported that stress, depression and anxiety are now the leading cause of absence in the UK accounting for almost half of all working days lost (HSE). At the same time, 1 in 3 businesses say the length of absences related to mental ill health have gone up in the past three years (British Chambers of Commerce). This is taking its’ toll on businesses and the economy too, with poor mental health estimated to cost the UK 4.5% of GDP according to the OECD.

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Mental Health—Let’s Get The Dialogue Going

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In the lead up to World Mental Health Day, I want to explore peoples’ readiness to talk about their own mental health. Particularly those in society who work with people who suffer mental illness.

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As British employees now have the right to request flexible working, at Robertson Cooper we’ve been having lots of conversations about the best ways to manage work-life integration recently, from hosting roundtables to conducting research with our partners, Bank Workers Charity.

Data that we’ve collected from employees at an international governmental organisation gives us some telling statistics on working from home – a type of flexible working. 1 in 3 of the organisation’s employees are able to work from home, although only 12% of them currently do so. We found that the employees who are able to work remotely are significantly less troubled by issues around control than employees who are unable to do so, but those who do choose to work from home are significantly more troubled by work-life balance issues than those who do not.

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