Paternity and Shared Parental Leave
Since shared parental leave was introduced in 2015, less than 2% of parents have taken advantage of the initiative. To find out why there’s been such a low uptake we want to know what factors influence a partner’s decision to take parental leave. We’re looking for men who live in the UK who have at least one child or are expecting a child to complete our short survey.
Reducing anxiety of parents in the workplace
We are running a Real World Validation’ study to measure the impact of our digital midwife support using a scientifically validated protocol. The aim is to prove that our on-demand midwife support is a preventative aid for mental health issues, specifically anxiety, in pregnant women, first-time mothers and new parents. The results of the study are set to deepen our understanding of how parents should be supported in the workplace. If you’d like to be involved submit an enquiry below.
The mental load that employees carry can impact so much, whether that’s their job satisfaction, productivity, or their overall well-being. In fact, the mental load can have a detrimental impact on your employees’ mental health. As an employer, it’s important to support the people working for you to balance the demands of their jobs and other things they may have going on in their lives.
We believe that businesses have a duty to look after the wellbeing of parents who work for them. After all, the majority of the working population are parents. There are many ways employers can support employees. Additional neonatal leave should be standard. But there are other things like having access to a one-to-one midwife, or other health professionals
80% of the workforce will become parents at some point in their careers. Read about how BPE solicitors were able to introduce a simple solution that has had a high impact on expectant parents at the organisation.
The conversation about gender stereotypes has been going on for years, yet we still see a multitude of “gender reveal” parties and toy shops are still marketing their wares at different genders. But what WE want to know is how this stereotyping impacts the decisions being made around parental leave.
There are many benefits of shared parental leave. Other than the financial element, it is proven to have a positive impact on child development. Involved fatherhood is linked to better outcomes on nearly every measure of child wellbeing. We thought it’d be good to find out more about Adam’s experiences of shared parental leave.
Let's look at the inequalities Black women face during pregnancy and motherhood.
A parental leave policy is more than just telling people what they’re entitled to when then leave and return back to work.You need a family-friendly culture to sit alongside the policy.