National Sickie Day

Known as National Sickie Day in the U.K., the first Monday of February is statistically the day when most workers are likely to call in sick, according to research first conducted by British law firm ELAS in 2011. Experts attribute this to a combination of gloomy weather, post-holiday blues, and seasonal illnesses. 

Unsurprisingly, depression and anxiety run high during the winter months. Although the term ‘sickie’ implies false pretences, mental-health advocates argue that the stigma around mental health issues leads many people to use other, more ‘legitimate’ illnesses as their stated reasons for staying home.

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Together with our Wellbeing Investment Matching partners and Early Intervention partners, we’ve designed and collated a vast range of wellbeing communication material in line with key national and international health awareness days.

This repository of resources is designed with HR, Line Managers and Employees in mind.

Many of the workshops and training courses in our wellbeing calendar are completely free of charge.

Any employers interested in cost option workshops or training courses provided by our wellbeing partners should talk to us about Wellbeing Investment Matching - an initiative by Generali UK to help companies partly or fully fund a wellbeing initiative where a specific need is identified.

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