Mental health and stress

mental health and addiction

GPs gain support for mental ill-health and addiction

A new service designed to offer support to GPs and GP trainees suffering from mental ill health and addiction has...

Mental health in winter

Winter worsens the mental health of two in five workers

1 Mar 2017

More than two-fifths (44%) of employees say winter has a negative effect on their mental wellbeing, with 51% believing it...

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Employers should have a compassionate continuity plan to support staff after disasters like the avalanche in Abruzzo, Italy, in January. Alessandro Serano/REX/Shutterstock

Employers must have a plan to manage trauma in the workplace

1 Mar 2017

Deaths at work are decreasing, but employees more likely to be exposed to trauma in the workplace in other ways....

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Employees with high emotional intelligence have higher job satisfaction as they can reduce negative feelings, a study finds

Occupational health research round-up: March 2017

1 Mar 2017

This month’s look at recent occupational health research includes studies on emotional intelligence at work and the different effects of...

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Prime MInister Theresa May arrives at the Royal Society in January to deliver a speech on mental health. REX/Shutterstock

Theresa May promises more help for employees with mental illness

2 Feb 2017

Employers will be given additional help in supporting staff who need to take time off for mental illness, the Government...

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More than one in seven (15%) said  in a survey they would not disclose a long-term health condition such as arthritis or recurrent joint pain to their employer.

Research calls for better support for long-term conditions in the workplace

2 Feb 2017

A study by the charity Arthritis Research UK has called on the Government to better support people with long-term conditions...

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work and drug and alcohol addiction

Government report shows links between work and drug and alcohol addiction

3 Jan 2017

The Government’s long-awaited review into the links between work and addiction was published in December.
The review by Dame Carol...

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Are some complementary therapies used in work and wellbeing programmes  just  “plain daft”, despite their widespread use?

IES conference: the good, the bad and the plain daft in work and wellbeing

2 Jan 2017

The recent annual conference of the Institute for Employment Studies took place just after the health and disability Green Paper...

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Poor sleep and work

Wake up to the link between poor sleep and work performance

1 Dec 2016

Poor sleep and work performance are linked, according to a recent study, backed up by a body of previous findings....

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Presenteeism survey shows nine out of 10 staff work while sick

3 Nov 2016

Presenteeism remains a persistent problem in UK organisations, research from Canada Life Group Insurance has concluded, with 90% of UK...

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workplace stress

Workplace stress: an occupational health case study

6 Oct 2016

This case study on workplace stress shows how the evidence base for occupational health underpinned a successful intervention. Anne Donaldson...

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stressed primary care workers

Primary care workers find work more stressful than finances or family life

5 Oct 2016

Almost nine in 10 (88%) primary care workers find their work stressful, significantly higher than the 56% of the wider...

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mental health issues at work

Mental health issues at work up in past five years, finds CIPD study

31 Aug 2016

The number of people saying they have experienced mental health issues while in employment has shot up from a quarter...

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alcohol and drug dependency

BMA updates guidance on recruiting people with alcohol or drug dependency issues

4 Aug 2016

The British Medical Association’s occupational medicine committee has published new guidance on best practice in terms of recruiting people with...

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Building the business case for evidence-based mindfulness

3 Aug 2016

When considering offering mindfulness training to employees, it is important to do your research. Juliet Adams explains some of the...

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