Occupational Health & Wellbeing

Around 300,000 leave work because of mental health, minister claims

An estimated 300,000 people with mental health conditions fall out of work every year, the minister for disabled people has...

SOM calls for ramping up of OH provision in response to workplace health consultation

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) has published its response to the government’s consultation on improving health at work, noting...

Bupa and Optima Health partner to bolster occupational health access

Health insurance and healthcare provider Bupa has partnered with OH provider Optima Health in a move designed to expand access...

Mandatory reporting would improve staff mental health, a third of firms say

Almost a third (30%) of employers think mandatory reporting of workplace mental health statistics would help make organisations more accountable...

MPs to examine impact of endometriosis on women

A group of MPs is to launch an inquiry into women’s experiences of endometriosis, after research found thousands have had...

Education and coaching can significantly reduce migraine in staff, Swiss study finds

Employer-provided education and coaching services can significantly reduce the impact migraine has on the workforce, a study has found.
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More than a fifth of engineers take time off because of mental health

Almost one in five engineers has lost a colleague to suicide, while more than a fifth have had to take...

Nurse-led scheme in Wales making the menopause more manageable

A pioneering nurse-led scheme is offering employees of a health board in Wales access to specialist menopause clinics, as Nikki...

Not just ‘hot flushes’ – why it’s time employers took the menopause seriously

With up to 80% of menopausal women still of working age, the health risks and sometimes debilitating symptoms that can...

CPD: On the right tracks – how a New Zealand railway company has taken toxicity out of its workplace

The links between engagement, performance and health and wellbeing are increasingly well-recognised. Maryan Street outlines the key lessons that New...

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