Occupational Health & Wellbeing

From firefighter to nutritionist: tackling obesity in the fire service

A firefighter for 17 years, Greg Lessons developed an innovative healthy eating programme for London Fire Brigade that lowered BMI...

Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: April 2020

Mental wellbeing after electric shock
Electricians experiencing electrical accidents at work report more problems with cognition and lower mental wellbeing...

Better communication is key to unlocking the value of health and wellbeing benefits

With this month (April) being the start of a new financial year, Paul Avis argues that now is a good...

OH&W Awards – ‘Occupational health has to be a combination of a clinical and a leadership role’

As Occupational Health & Wellbeing gears up for the launch of its 2020 Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards next month...

What might OH expect from workplace health Green Paper?

The government has confirmed that OH professionals can expect a Green Paper on reforms to workplace health support and provision...

CPD: Managing common mental health disorders and their effects on long-term absence

Common mental health disorders can have a devastating impact on individuals and their ability to remain in or return to...

Mental health first aid – a ticking time-bomb in the workplace?

Putting in place mental health first aid (MHFA) is seen by many employers as a practical, relatively easy way to...

Reflecting on the role, and value, of ‘good’ occupational health

New to the profession, and as part of her BSc in occupational health, Rikki Scott researched and wrote this article...

How occupational health may need to respond to a fast-changing working world

From an ageing workforce through to remote working, rising self-employment and technological advances, employment is changing rapidly in the UK,...

Coronavirus: workers worried about future and ‘overwhelmed’ by the news

Almost half (47%) of UK adults say their mental health has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak – especially those...

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