Mental health and stress

One in four would risk health for their job

A quarter of workers would put their own health at risk to ensure a work task is completed, according to...

Better coping strategies needed to manage business travel ill-effects

3 Jan 2020

A psychologist has suggested business travellers should develop “coping strategies” after a survey revealed employees' health problems stemming from lengthy periods spent flying or driving.

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Helping men to open up about mental health

3 Jan 2020

Mental ill health can of course affect anyone, irrespective of age, gender or status. But men, especially those working in...

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Putting military mental health on the front line

3 Jan 2020

It is well-recognised that serving in the military can bring with it potentially devastating mental as well as physical health...

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Christmas angst

All I want for Christmas is resilience

20 Dec 2019

Relying on the Christmas break to provide a window of relief – dragging ourselves across the finishing line as it were – is misconceived. Instead, we should use this holiday to strengthen our resilience.

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Seasonal affective disorder: How to support staff through the winter

20 Dec 2019

Seasonal affective disorder can significantly affect employees' day-to-day activities. Simon Blake explains how OH can support staff.

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OH needs to work more with other professions on wellbeing strategies, says SOM

11 Dec 2019

Occupational health professionals should get more involved in the provision of wellbeing services and need to work more with other...

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Occupational mental health: putting your house in order

6 Dec 2019

In the follow-up to their article on the value of triage within mental health intervention in Occupational Health & Wellbeing...

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Terrorism witnesses need psychological help sooner, study finds

4 Dec 2019

People affected by terrorist attacks need to access to more immediate psychological help, research has recommended.
A study into the...

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Few employees using mental health and wellbeing benefits

3 Dec 2019

Almost half (49%) of employers agree that poor mental health is the biggest health and wellbeing challenge they are facing,...

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‘Commit to mental health first aid in party manifestos’, politicians urged

19 Nov 2019

Politicians have been urged to commit to putting mental and physical first aid on an equal footing if they win...

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One worker in three considers leaving their job because of stress

6 Nov 2019

More than a third of employees (35%) have considered leaving their job because of work-related stress brought on by heavy...

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Sickness absence increases to 4.4 days per worker

6 Nov 2019

Employees lost an average of 4.4 working days in 2018 because of sickness or injury, according to the latest official...

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Mental health first aid benefits to be explored in academic study

4 Nov 2019

The impact that mental health first aid training has on employees and organisations is to be explored, as part of...

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GP consultation

Survey digs deeper into why doctors are at risk of burnout

1 Nov 2019

Psychological approach taken to gauge health professionals' feelings of disaffection.

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