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Veterans to get specialist NHS mental health and rehab support

Armed forces’ veterans suffering mental ill health will now be able to get specialist mental health and rehabilitation support, NHS...

NHS to launch mental health hubs for health workers

1 Mar 2021

The NHS is set to open 40 dedicated mental health support hubs for healthcare workers across England, which will offer...

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Staff more prepared for lockdown, but a fifth still anxious

22 Feb 2021

With prime minister Boris Johnson set later today to announce the timeframe for the UK’s first steps out of the...

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Four in 10 intensive care staff experiencing PTSD

13 Jan 2021

Nearly four in 10 NHS staff in intensive care units reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the first...

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One in five ‘long Covid’ sufferers still unable to work after six months

5 Jan 2021

Many people suffering with ‘long Covid’ are still unable to fully work six months after their initial coronavirus infection, according...

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BHSF conducts 3,500 remote health assessments for pandemic-hit firms

16 Dec 2020

Health and wellbeing provider BHSF has conducted 3,500 ‘contact free’ return-to-work medical assessments in the past six months.
Its occupational...

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Two in five senior leaders using drugs or alcohol to alleviate Covid-19 worries

9 Dec 2020

Two in five (38%) business leaders in the UK have turned to alcohol or drugs to cope with mental ill...

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Burnout and exhaustion stalk NHS response to Covid second wave

4 Dec 2020

NHS workers went into this autumn’s second wave of Covid-19 already feeling exhausted, emotionally fragile and at risk of burnout....

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Coronavirus and return to work: five ways to support bereaved employees

4 Dec 2020

During lockdown Bupa saw a 40% increase in enquiries to its EAPs from companies seeking advice on how to support...

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CPD: How to build and embed resilience within your workplace

4 Dec 2020

In the final article of her three-part series, Catherine D’Arcy-Jones examines some tools and resources OH practitioners can use to...

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Firms should have legal duty to protect night workers’ health, says Co-op

30 Nov 2020

The Co-op has launched a nightshift workers’ health and wellbeing ‘manifesto’ in Parliament, which has called for employers to be...

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Long Covid: how health and wellbeing benefits can make a difference

30 Nov 2020

Long Covid can affect many areas of an employee’s life – and the health and wellbeing benefits and interventions offered...

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A fifth receive mental health diagnosis after Covid-19 infection

9 Nov 2020

Almost one in five people who test positive for Covid-19 are diagnosed with a psychiatric condition within the following three...

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‘Long Covid’ can cause breathlessness, organ abnormalities and fatigue for months

9 Nov 2020

An Oxford University study looking at the longer-term impact of Covid-19, so-called “long Covid”, has concluded that a large proportion...

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Mental ill health accounted for more than half of sickness absence in last year

6 Nov 2020

A total of 38.8 million working days were lost because of work-related illness and workplace injury in 2019/20, with more...

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