Mental health conditions

Police to have access to trauma support dogs

The national police wellbeing service, Oscar Kilo, is to begin using 'trauma support dogs' to help alleviate mental health concerns within policing.

Number of people with symptoms of depression doubles

10 May 2021

The proportion people diagnosed with depression or self-reporting symptoms of depression has doubled, official figures show.

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Unpicking the links between psychological and physical safety

7 May 2021

It is well recognised that feeling supported and safe psychologically can enhance individual and team performance in the workplace. But...

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‘Covid-19 anxiety syndrome’ rears its head as office return looms

5 May 2021

‘Covid-19 anxiety syndrome’ may cause employees to struggle with reintegrating back into daily life as workplaces and society begin to...

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Addressing tensions in the workplace as Covid transitions roll out

4 May 2021

We may all be welcoming the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions. But, for employers that have successfully adapted to, and...

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CPD: Workplace trauma post-pandemic (webinar)

30 Apr 2021

18 May 2021 2:00pm. Register now | In this CPD webinar for OHW+, Noreen Tehrani examines psychological surveillance in organisations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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A real eye-opener: navigating the UK’s pandemic ‘sleep debt’ crisis

30 Apr 2021

With pandemic home working beginning to shift for many to more permanent ‘hybrid’ working, employers and occupational health may both...

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Mental health worsens for newly reliant on financial support

29 Apr 2021

The mental health of people newly reliant on state benefits and financial support during the pandemic worsened far more last...

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NHS staff with mental health concerns quadruple during pandemic

29 Apr 2021

The number of NHS staff reporting significant mental health issues quadrupled during the first wave of Covid-19, according to what...

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A new standard for managing psychosocial risk

29 Apr 2021

Managing mental health risks has never been so high on the business agenda, but by being aware of, and meeting,...

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OHW+ launch webinar on managing post-pandemic trauma

26 Apr 2021

The past year has been traumatic for many workers, whether we’re talking about the intense emotional pressures NHS workers have...

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NHS OH team wins plaudits for staff wellbeing work during Covid

14 Apr 2021

The occupational health team at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust is celebrating after the trust was crowned “Health and Wellbeing...

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Expecting more from employers as we work through Covid-19

13 Apr 2021

As workplaces gradually open back up, both in the UK and elsewhere around the world, employers are going to have...

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Study exposes mental ill health among remote rotational workers

13 Apr 2021

A study has highlighted the impact remote rotational work can have on mental health, with a significant proportion of staff...

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A third receive mental health diagnosis after Covid-19

12 Apr 2021

One in three Covid-19 patients have received a brain or psychiatric disorder diagnosis within six months of contracting the virus,...

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