Mental health

Work can have a significant impact on people’s mental health. Employers can help to foster a mentally healthy workplace, for example by taking action to prevent and manage stress and training line managers on mental wellbeing.


mental health in the workplace

The law and mental health in the workplace

Employers must get to grips with mental health in the workplace with politicians focusing on the issue and recent case...

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How coaching staff can help them deal with change and stress

2 Jun 2017

Coaching employees experiencing mental health problems at work can not only prevent and manage stress, but help people flourish, says...

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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How would scrapping the 12-month mental health requirement affect employers?

15 May 2017

Proposed changes by the Conservatives could see people with shorter-term mental health issues protected by disability discrimination laws. Yvonne Gallagher...

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Sickness absence drops to all-time low

4 May 2017

Workplace sickness absence is at an all-time low, the Government’s official statistics body said in March.
An estimated 137 million...

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The case for a stronger occupational health evidence base

2 May 2017

The Health and Safety Executive’s new strategy for the workplace promises to give health the same priority as safety, but...

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Should every weekend be a long weekend?

12 Apr 2017

With spring’s four bank holidays fast approaching, it’s easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. Roisin...

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Workplace wellbeing strategies linked to HR goals are on the rise

3 Mar 2017

Higher numbers of employers have adopted workplace wellbeing strategies in the past year than in previous years and they are...

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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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Mental health at work: look at the causes as well as the cure

1 Feb 2017

Theresa May recently pledged to tackle the stigma around mental health problems with a host of new initiatives. However, HR...

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Tackling mental health issues in the workplace

31 Jan 2017

PROMOTED | Public attitudes toward mental health are continually improving. Research indicates that... Find out more

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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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Acas research calls for joined-up approach to managing mental health at work

17 Nov 2016

Research published by Acas on managing mental health at work adds to the weight of evidence for a joined-up approach...

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Ken Loach and Paul Laverty at the launch of Daniel Blake, a film highlighting the work capability issues and welfare cuts.Nils Jorgensen/REX/Shutterstock

“Broken” fit note and fit for work scheme face overhaul

1 Nov 2016

The Government has announced plans to overhaul the GP fit note and statutory sick pay, as well as reform the...

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Mental health first aid: 10 reasons every employer should invest in mental health

10 Oct 2016

Today is World Mental Health Day, and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is calling on employers to find out...

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