National Work Life Week 2016: stories

National Work Life Week is our annual campaign to encourage employers and employees to think about work life balance and well-being at work. To support the week we asked some employees to share their experiences of managing work with their other commitments.

Barrie told us about how he and his wife both work flexibly so that they can play an active part in family life while also raising their family. Read Barrie’s story.

Jessie told us about how she chose a new career direction after starting a family. Read Jessie’s story.

Jo told us about how she works compressed hours to help her maintain a healthy balance and support her partner’s business. Read Jo’s story.

Jo told us about how she reduced her working hours so she could spend more time with her daughter who has some additional needs. Read Jo’s story.

Mike told us about taking six months paternity leave but also about the impact that work stress had on his relationship. Read Mike’s story.

Ollie told us about taking shared parental leave and working in a male-dominated industry. Read Ollie’s story.

Rosayln told us how working part time helps her to spend more quality time with her three children. Read Rosalyn’s story.

If you would like to share your story we’d love to hear from you.