Mental health conditions

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Only half of NHS trusts have a mental wellbeing policy

28 Feb 2014

More than half (57%) of NHS trusts in England have a mental wellbeing policy in place to support their staff,...

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Psychological effects of explosive devices on military personnel

22 Feb 2014

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been the greatest threat to UK military personnel in Afghanistan, yet a survey-based study has...

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Susan Gorton with Occupational Health editor Noel O'Reilly

Occupational Health Awards 2013: winners of innovation and OH nurse of the year

9 Feb 2014

We continue our look at what the winners of the Occupational Health Awards 2013 did to make their entries stand...

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Personal resources act as stress buffer at work

7 Feb 2014

Possessing strong self-esteem and general self-efficacy can act as a buffer against the negative effects of excessive job demands, according...

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Stress makes you shorter, research finds

6 Feb 2014

Low job control is significantly associated with greater spinal disk shrinkage during the course of a working day, according to...

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Shift work and fatigue – and the possible consequences

3 Feb 2014

Fatigue can have far-reaching implications in the workplace. John Wilkinson, who was involved in the investigation that took place following...

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Study shows cost of rising depression to the workplace

6 Jan 2014

The rising incidence of depression has profound effects in the workplace, according to an Australian study that seeks to build...

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Imbalance of effort and reward at home and work leads to mental health problems and absence

4 Jan 2014

A nine-year study of 2,086 white-collar workers employed in public organisations in Quebec city has found that workers exposed to...

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UK is a nation of stressed out “desk potatoes”, Bupa finds

29 Nov 2013

One in five UK workers is a sedentary "desk potato", according to a study by health insurer and healthcare provider...

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Changing behaviour with neuro-linguistic programming

6 Nov 2013

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is used by coaches to improve communication and change behaviours. London South Bank University’s Anne Harriss explains...

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Employer committee to tackle workplace depression

30 Oct 2013

Employers including Royal Mail, BT, Barclays, Unilever and Deutsche Post – collectively employing more than 600,000 people across Europe –...

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Employer committee to tackle workplace depression

1 Oct 2013

Employers including Royal Mail, BT, Barclays, Unilever and Deutsche Post – collectively employing more than 600,000 people across Europe –...

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