Wellbeing and health promotion

The Good Life Project hopes to demonstrate the restorative benefits of natural environments and encourage wider corporate responsibility for employee wellbeing. Photo: Noel O'Reilly

Is exposing employees to nature the key to employee wellbeing and higher productivity?

A new project is working with employers to measure the impact that exposure to the natural environment has on employee...

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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obesity

Obesity survey finds more than one in four English adults are overweight

2 Feb 2017

New obesity figures have suggested that the average man in England now weighs nearly a stone more than he did...

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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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digital overload

Preventing digital overload must become part of employee wellbeing programmes

1 Feb 2017

It is time for businesses to consider the impact of “digital overload” on wellbeing, performance and work-life balance, says Anna...

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Research in occupational psychology shows that workers who scheduled time out from using smartphones had more positive moods than those who do not.

Web-based health apps, nudge theory and burnout: insights from occupational psychology

1 Feb 2017

A recent occupational psychology conference covered topics including web-based interventions for mental health, taking time off from smartphones and workplace...

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NICE: massage and manipulation should only be used with exercise due to lack of  evidence of benefits when used alone.

NICE updates guidance on low back pain and sciatica

3 Jan 2017

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published updated guidance on low back pain and sciatica, including...

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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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A PHE paper prompts OH educators on  multi-disciplinary education, high-quality clinical placements and course content

PHE blueprint for occupational health nurse education sets standards for future OH training

3 Jan 2017

Public Health England (PHE) has set out a new blueprint for occupational health nurse education, designed to respond to the...

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risks of sedentary work

Sedentary working, chronic fatigue and long-term conditions top bill at workplace wellbeing event

1 Dec 2016

The third annual Work, Health and Wellbeing Conference took place in Salford in September, focusing on sedentary work, chronic fatigue...

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Virgin Management collect their 2016 Award for Health & Wellbeing

Virgin Management receives 2016 Health and Wellbeing Award

22 Nov 2016

The company behind the licensing of the Virgin brand was recognised this week for its efforts to put employee wellbeing...

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corporate sports events

Corporate sports events boost employee engagement and wellbeing

4 Nov 2016

Organisations including Royal Bank of Scotland and Dixons Carphone are using corporate sports events to improve health and wellbeing, as...

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presenteeism

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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UK's ageing workforce

Employers fail to support the UK’s ageing workforce

3 Nov 2016

Research carried out during September and October highlighted the growing challenge facing employers in terms of managing and supporting the...

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Macmillan At Work

Preparing employers to support staff affected by cancer

28 Oct 2016

PROMOTED | According to a new report by Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer: Then and Now, earlier diagnosis and...

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