Mental health and stress

occupational health research: noise

Occupational health research round-up: September 2017

This month’s look at occupational health research includes studies on noise at work and how outdoor breaks can relieve stress...

mental health

Work more likely to cause mental health issues in men than women

31 Aug 2017

Men are twice as likely to have mental health issues because of their job compared to problems outside of work,...

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OCD in the workplace

Raising awareness of OCD in the workplace

31 Aug 2017

Having found the courage to reveal his obsessive compulsive disorder to his employer, Colin Minto is now highlighting the issue...

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stress

More than one in three suffer anxiety, depression or stress at work

31 Aug 2017

More than one in three UK employees say they are working with anxiety, depression or stress, according to research.
The...

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mental health issues at work

A framework for tackling mental health issues at work

30 Aug 2017

Evidence shows that mental health issues at work are a growing problem. Dr Nick Summerton sets out a suggested framework...

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Wellbeing @ Work Event

How happiness helped Boundless grow in leaps and bounds

29 Aug 2017

Teamwork and mindfulness at work helped rebrand membership club Boundless and transform its culture. CEO Carl Fillery, a speaker at...

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occupational health value proposition

Spelling out the occupational health value proposition to business

29 Aug 2017

A document from the Society of Occupational Medicine explains the occupational health value proposition for potential purchasers of services. Nic...

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Grenfell, a human disaster

Could your organisation handle a human disaster?

4 Aug 2017

Recent events, including terrorist attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire, are a warning to employers to be prepared to handle...

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Occupational health service for all NHS staff

Doctors call for occupational health service for all NHS staff

4 Aug 2017

The British Medical Association’s (BMA) annual representative meeting in June warned of “stress, fatigue, burnout, substance abuse and low morale”...

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Sympathetic ear? Research suggests employers should re-think how managers and their line reports use EAPs.

Research on EAPs shows employers are missing out on all the benefits

3 Aug 2017

Research on employee assistance programmes suggests they are valued by employees, but employers are not yet gaining all the potential...

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Employee health benefits

Employee health benefits are more than “bells and whistles” for insurance products

2 Aug 2017

Employee health benefits must be used to cut insurance costs and reduce the risk of ill health at work, argues...

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Home-working, a recent promotion or increased use of email can all be causes of social isolation at work.

Why employers should address loneliness in the workplace

1 Aug 2017

With many employees feeling socially isolated at work, there are many ways employers can help prevent loneliness in the workplace,...

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Almost 80% of chefs surveyed said that they have had an accident or near miss at work that due to fatigue

Overworked chefs at risk of accidents: OH research round-up July 2017

6 Jul 2017

This month’s round-up of occupational health research includes a study on overworked chefs and evidence that older workers compensate for...

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Government urged to prioritise mental health in the public sector

6 Jul 2017

The mental health charity Mind has urged the Government to make mental health in the public sector “a top priority”,...

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A study found that longer commutes appeared to have a significant impact on mental wellbeing

Long commutes to work take toll on employee health

6 Jul 2017

Long commutes are causing poor health and damaging the productivity of the nation’s employees, research from the Britain’s Healthiest Workplace...

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