Is our well-being subject to the tyranny of technology?

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Figures published to mark Mental Health Awareness Week show that mental health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, with over half of employees suffering from stress, a third from anxiety and a quarter from depression. It’s no surprise then that it has become a huge priority for employers. A study by Bupa revealed that mental health is a major concern at board level for almost two-thirds (65%) of businesses, rising to 72% among large corporates. Mental health was a bigger issue than physical illness among employees for nearly a third (29 %) of businesses.

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3 key indicators that building standards are shifting their focus to well-being

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​October 2018 saw the Manchester launch of a new report from the British Council for Offices (BCO) called Wellness Matters: Health and Well-being in offices and what to do about it. It is one of the most recent indications that the focus of property designers, owners, managers and occupiers is no longer solely on the environment and performance characteristics of the building, but also on its impact on the mental and physical well-being of the people that inhabit it. 

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Clerkenwell Design Week 2019: Event Round Up

From the 21st to 23rd May London’s Clerkenwell district played home to one of the biggest festivals in the design industry, Clerkenwell Design Week. Now in its tenth year, the festival welcomed over 34,000 attendees with over 300 brands exhibiting, including Milliken.

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Join us in the Pursuit of Happiness at CDW 2019

From the 21st to the 23rd May 2019 Clerkenwell will play host to one of the largest and most popular celebrations of design in the UK: Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW). Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it one of the most important design hubs in the world. Here at Milliken, we have been a showroom partner since the event’s inception in 2009 and are taking part again in the event’s tenth year.

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