People with long-term health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease are two to three times more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population, according to research by The King's Fund and the Centre for Mental Health.
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Sitting at a desk for long periods every day can affect workers mentally as well as physically, new research has suggested.
A study by academics at the Work and Health Research Centre at Loughborough University has argued that more time spent More...27 February 2012 09:09
A new government-funded "mental health in work" support service has been launched by specialist employer Remploy.
The £4.8 million contract between the Department for Work and Pensions and Remploy Employment Services will see Remploy delivering ment More...19 December 2011 10:27
The psychological therapy received by NHS patients with anxiety and depression in England and Wales is, in general, of a good standard, albeit that it is hampered by substantial variations in quality, the first national audit of NHS-funded psychological More...16 December 2011 15:27
Large employers need to prioritise mental health as a boardroom issue, putting it on a par with physical health, according to a report by mental health charity Mind.
The Taking care of business study, published in September, was the result of More...03 November 2011 12:56
A new website offers guidance for those involved with issues relating to work and mental health. Sarah Silcox reports.
Work is good for mental health. This is the main message of the online Work and Mental Health resource developed by the Roy More...01 November 2011 12:47
Two patients in five with depression and anxiety who complete a programme of NHS psychological therapy make a recovery from their condition, according to an analysis by the NHS Information Centre.
However, the study also showed that patterns of acce More...01 November 2011 09:28
A study day held in September focused on the role of occupational health when dealing with employee mental health issues. Noel O'Reilly reports. The challenge of supporting employees with mental health problems to return to, and stay in, work wa More...31 October 2011 09:23
A mental health charity has recently launched a campaign in an effort to improve support for those suffering from mental ill health in the workplace. Nic Paton reports. One thing we have seen a lot of during the recession and downturn is research More...01 September 2011 09:26
The public is becoming more positive in its perceptions of some mental health issues, but there is still a lot of progress to be made, a study by the NHS Information Centre has concluded.
Its Attitudes to mental illness 2011 survey suggested that More...07 July 2011 09:49
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has launched a new online tool offering information and guidance about returning to work after a period of mental ill health.
The Work and Mental Health website is aimed at workers, carers, employers and clinicia More...05 July 2011 15:32
GPs are calling for more investment in mental healthcare, according to a recent survey.
Fifty-eight per cent of GPs say that the quality of NHS care provided for mental health patients is poor. More than half (52%) cite the lack of support for More...05 July 2011 15:32
Occupational health professionals have a key role in hammering home to employers that stress and mental ill health are not issues that can be put on the back-burner just because times are difficult economically, mental health charity Mind has emphasised More...06 June 2011 08:32
Managers require a certain level of knowledge when dealing with mental health. OH practitioners can provide the necessary support, says Dr Sally Wilson.
Non-health professionals can lack the confidence to deal with mental health issues and occupati More...01 June 2011 15:55
If an employee is suffering from stress there are many ways the organisation can help them get through it. Nick Golding explores how mental health problems can affect a worker's life and what employers can do to ease the pressure.
Last week, the CBI More...18 May 2011 10:51
Many employers are failing to invest enough in the health and wellbeing of their workers and must change their attitudes to mental illness, the leader of a mental health charity has claimed. Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, added that the mental More...16 May 2011 12:13
In times of economic hardship, it is often the workforce that bears the brunt of doing more with less. Paul Farmer, chief executive of mental health charity Mind, believes that employers must do more.
Love it or loathe it, most of us spend More...16 May 2011 11:22
If employees suffer from insomnia, how can an employer manage the knock-on effects? Joanne Christie looks at the options and legal implications. According to a study published in the October 2010 issue of the journal SLEEP , sleep disturbances i More...03 May 2011 15:35
Workplace culture and job satisfaction have a big impact on wellbeing and absence. OH practitioners should address this, argues Anna Harrington.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises mental health as a state of wellbeing in which "e More...03 May 2011 14:23
Worries over money and job security in the current uncertain economic environment could be fuelling a rise in depression in England, according to figures obtained by the BBC in April .
The figures found that prescriptions for anti-depressant More...25 April 2011 15:05