Latest Press Coverage

From research to guest appearances, Working To Wellbeing are proud to have our work featured on various platforms and outlets both because of the work we do or because of our collaborations with others. Below are summaries and highlights of the press our work has received.

Vocational rehabilitation for cancer and other long-term health conditions is a vital tool for employee retention

Working To Wellbeing’s research finds just 49% of UK employees would stay with their employer longer-term if they offered vocational rehabilitation support for long-term health conditions, including cancer.

Around 8 in 10 (78%) line managers agreed that personalised and timely vocational rehabilitation interventions do result in better work and health outcomes for people with cancer.

Less than half (43%) of employees that have, or had, cancer are satisfied with employer’s return-to-work planning

Working To Wellbeing’s research on cancer in the workplace found that less than half (43%) of employees that have or had cancer were satisfied with their return to work planning.

Even less (36%) employees were satisfied with the reasonable adjustments made as part of this planning. This is despite 47% of line managers feeling that they would be able to offer and support with some reasonable adjustments in their workplace for a colleague with cancer.

Only one third of people with cancer in the workplace feel satisfied with employers’ “reasonable adjustments” to accommodate their needs

Working To Wellbeing’s  research finds just one in four (23%) of UK line managers would proactively explain to a colleague with a long-term health condition, such as cancer, their rights at work according to the Equality Act 2010

47% of line managers feel they would be able to offer and support with some reasonable adjustments in their workplace to colleagues with cancer.

Just over one in three (36%) of workers who have/had cancer in the workplace have been satisfied that they received reasonable adjustments to their job to manage their health.

Featured Press

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Working To Wellbeing Launch Neurodiversity Work Support Service

W2W’s Neurodiversity Work Support Service launch has been featured by different publications, to read the releases click the linked images below. This service aims to enable individuals to self-manage the characteristics of their neurodivergence supporting them to remain in or return to work when ready. To find out more about the service, click here.

To read this coverage from Benefits Expert, click here.

To read this coverage from Health & Protection, click here.

To read this coverage from COVER Magazine, click here.

To read this coverage from Protection Reporter, click here.

To read this coverage from Workplace Wellbeing Professional, click here.

How Long COVID ruined my life, from crushing fatigue to brain fog

Sky News’ technology correspondent, Rowland Manthorpe, documents his Long Covid journey and recovery. Manthorpe had been suffering with long COVID for more than 18 months at the time of filming, and documented his continued struggle. Rowland also explains how he was referred to Working To Wellbeing.

“The person who eventually pulled me out of my long COVID hole was called Dr Julie Denning.

She was a vocational rehabilitation specialist – a health coach – provided by my insurance company. She worked for a company called Working to Wellbeing.

When I first heard I was getting a health coach, I rolled my eyes. I wanted drugs or treatments, not advice on scheduling. “I am a grown up,” I thought. “I can manage my own time.”

But I couldn’t. I couldn’t stop pushing myself in ways that were hurting my recovery. I couldn’t get out of the cycle of energy boom and bust. Dr Denning could.

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What has TikTok taught us about supporting employees with cancer?

Working To Wellbeing’s Managing Director, Dr. Julie Denning, comments on a release by Protection Reporter’s Tabitha Lamie. The piece focuses on how Cat Janice, who was diagnosed with sarcoma in 2022, released a song that has gone viral on TikTok that is dedicated to her son.

“For me, a key lesson is storytelling and shared experience; creating a community where people can talk about what is happening to them… It also enables people to come together to support a cause they might otherwise not have thought about […] the financial implications of having cancer and the impact on those left behind is exemplified in Cat Janice” – Dr. Julie Denning

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