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Boris Johnson ‘committed’ to helping his staff manage stress

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Employees working for London mayor Boris Johnson are being given free advice and support on how to manage their health and wellbeing.

Free resources, such as mindfulness podcasts, are being provided on the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) staff intranet at City Hall, the Huffington Post UK reports.

"We have a wellbeing portal on our intranet which provides resources to staff on a range of topics to do with health and wellbeing," a GLA spokesperson told the Huffington Post UK. "These include mindfulness podcasts which we have promoted to staff since May 2014."

The spokesperson added that City Hall is “committed” to supporting the health and wellbeing of its workers, and has taken steps to promote areas such as healthy eating and physical activity, which reflects “public-facing initiatives” aimed at Londoners.

"As an employer we believe improving employees' ability to maintain their health and wellbeing, handle pressure and balance work and home life is common sense, because ultimately it leads to improved individual and organisational performance.”

According to a report last year, nearly half of the 2,000 employers questioned by mental health charity Mind felt they had to suffer in silence at work if they were stressed, while only 22% believed their boss takes active steps to help them manage stress. 

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