Mental health and stress

Surge in mental health issues at Hinkley Point C ‘highly disturbing’

There has been a surge in the number of workers on the Hinkley Point C construction project who are grappling...

Head space – managing PTSD following a workplace accident

2 Aug 2019

Occupational health practitioners may need to manage and support mental as well as physical consequences following a workplace accident, especially...

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eating disorders at work

Appetite for work – managing eating disorders in the workplace

2 Aug 2019

If an employee has an eating disorder it can have a severe effect on their physical and psychological health as...

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Understanding of occupational health low among HR teams

1 Aug 2019

Occupational health practitioners and providers have been urged to educate their HR colleagues and employers about their role and the...

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Half with heart and circulatory conditions feel depressed or anxious

31 Jul 2019

More than half of people with a heart and circulatory condition have felt depressed or anxious as treatment-related worries, perceived...

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mental health sickness absence

Majority of staff hiding real reason for suspected mental health absence

31 Jul 2019

Eighty-eight per cent of organisations believe employees have taken sickness absence because of mental ill health over the past year,...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2019: deadline extended!

12 Jul 2019

The deadline for the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2019 has been extended to Tuesday 16 July.

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Listen to your alarm bells: the secret to keeping stress levels positive

5 Jul 2019

Stress is like thirst or hunger; it’s a useful early warning system. But, just as thirst ignored can lead to...

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Financial services staff reluctant to raise mental health concerns, survey finds

25 Jun 2019

Three-quarters of staff who have a mental health concern are reluctant to make use of support provided by their employer,...

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working long hours stroke risk

Working long hours increases stroke risk, study finds

21 Jun 2019

Working long hours on a regular basis can increase the risk of stroke, according to a study.
People who worked...

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Generation z staff health

Encourage healthier habits among Generation Z, employers urged

20 Jun 2019

Organisations need to be aware of the health challenges faced by younger employees and the impact this might have on...

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Make health benefits tax-exempt to increase uptake, retailer says

18 Jun 2019

Occupational health benefits should be fully exempt from tax to encourage more employers to offer them, a major UK retailer...

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How occupational health can help optimise wellbeing

7 Jun 2019

With many staff keen to adopt healthier lifestyles, now is a good time for organisations to look at their wellbeing...

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Comment: Why employers need to embrace trans inclusion and support

7 Jun 2019

Trans or transgender employees can still often face prejudice, hostility and misunderstanding within the workplace. This makes it imperative employers...

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Over half don’t seek help after self-harming

5 Jun 2019

There has been a rise in the number of people self-harming, but more than half do not seek medical or...

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