Wellbeing and health promotion

e-cigarettes, vaping

Electronic cigarettes in the workplace: a guide

In this good practice guide to electronic cigarettes in the workplace, Sarah Silcox looks at the evidence on vaping, policy...

Employee wellbeing programmes and return on investment: the false profit

Employee wellbeing programmes and return on investment: the false profit

5 May 2017

Big claims are made for the return on investment of employee wellbeing programmes, but how reliable is the evidence? Dr...

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Almost 35% of workers aged between 26 and 30 are physically inactive, in contrast with only 22.5% of 56-60 year old workers, research finds

Occupational health research round-up: May 2017

3 May 2017

This month’s round-up of occupational health research includes reports showing that young workers are less active than older ones, and...

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mental health at work

Leaders must change the culture on mental health at work

13 Apr 2017

Momentum is growing to make employers’ take responsibility to tackle the problem of mental health at work, not least from...

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Small companies are bursting with entrepreneurship, but one of the worst performing sectors in employee health outcomes

How to remove the barriers stopping SMEs investing in employee wellbeing

4 Apr 2017

Small and medium-sized enterprises have a poor record for investing in employee wellbeing. Andrew Harris, workplace health and wellbeing specialist...

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Mental health in the workplace

Mental health in the workplace: IoD calls on Government to target SMEs

4 Apr 2017

The Government needs to do more to work with employers and business leaders to “start a conversation” on mental health...

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Macmillan

Is your sickness policy built to support people with long-term conditions?

3 Apr 2017

PROMOTED | Macmillan research shows that there are currently 1.8 million people living with cancer and at least... Find out more

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A backlash in August against an illegal working sting at the Byron Burger restaurant in London. Controversy about migrant labour affects the health of workers. Guy Bell/REX/Shutterstock

Role of occupational health in migrant workers’ health

2 Apr 2017

Migrant workers’ health presents a unique set of challenges for OH practitioners. Tristi Brownett draws on personal experience to offer...

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income protection

How income protection has a role in corporate wellbeing programmes

2 Apr 2017

Income protection has traditionally been used to protect staff and their families if they are off work through illness or...

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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?

1 Mar 2017

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

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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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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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