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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Doctors stressed and anxious about Covid second wave

6 Nov 2020

Doctors in England have little or no confidence in the NHS being able to cope this winter, according to a...

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Warning that a fifth of adults might need mental health support post pandemic

8 Oct 2020

The government and the NHS must ‘prepare now’ to meet increased need for mental health support – for as many...

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‘Psychological contract violation’ affects police mental health, study finds

6 Oct 2020

Employers need to take more responsibility for the ‘psychological contract’ they have with their employees, especially in occupations affected by...

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Why the government needs to help firms support staff mental health

5 Oct 2020

Although the health secretary did not give mental health the prominance it deserves in his announcement about the new National...

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Coronavirus: managing the emotional impact of long-term physical distancing in the workplace

2 Oct 2020

Employers need to recognise the risks of loneliness and isolation in our newly socially and physically distanced workplaces as well...

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Focus on individual needs when bringing employees back after mental illness

1 Oct 2020

Employers must put a greater emphasis on meeting individual needs when planning an employees’ return to work following mental illness....

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Why small businesses are best placed to manage post-Covid mental health

22 Sep 2020

Because of closer relationships with their employees, small firms are in an ideal position to spot if and when somebody...

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World Suicide Prevention Day: Why we should redefine masculinity

10 Sep 2020

On World Suicide Prevention Day, Louise Kitchingham looks at the issue of toxic masculinity and why it is often a...

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Pandemic causes NHS sickness absence to hit record high

3 Sep 2020

The intense stresses and strains of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic sparked the highest rates of sickness absence among NHS...

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Pandemic mental health crisis ‘needs tackling swiftly’

24 Aug 2020

Swift action to address the mental health crisis exacerbated by Covid-19 has been urged, after figures reveal almost one in five adults are likely to be depressed.

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Covid-19: staff fear health and safety being ‘taken to the extreme’

18 Aug 2020

Fifteen per cent of employees think workplace health and safety will be “taken to the extreme” because of Covid-19.

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