Mental health and stress

Fewer staff taking time off for mental health, poll finds

The propotion of workers taking time off because of poor mental health has fallen to 28% from 36% last year,...

Guidance on providing support following a suicide in primary care

9 Oct 2020

SOM, the Society of Occupational Medicine, has collaborated with the Louise Tebboth Foundation to launch a report on providing care...

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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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NHS pledges ‘long Covid’ sufferers access to specialist support and rehabilitation

8 Oct 2020

People suffering so-called ‘long Covid’ symptoms months after contracting the virus are to be offered specialist help at NHS clinics...

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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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Firms urged to ‘step up’ mental health support amid pandemic concerns

5 Oct 2020

With the threat of a second national lockdown looming and numerous local restrictions being introduced, employers are being urged to...

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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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Covid-19 return-to-work challenges stacking up for OH

2 Oct 2020

Occupational health practitioners will be facing a multifaceted array of coronavirus-related return-to-work challenges as we head through the autumn, a...

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Managing Covid-19 ‘clusters’ set to be a key challenge for occupational health

2 Oct 2020

A recent SOM/Royal College of Nursing webinar offered occupational health practitioners valuable advice on how to manage Covid-19 outbreaks as...

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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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Half receive no mental health support from employer since pandemic hit

15 Sep 2020

More than half (56%) of employees haven’t received any mental health support or training from their employer since Covid-19 hit,...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2020 shortlist: Best mental health initiative

14 Sep 2020

Throughout September we are celebrating best practice within OH by publishing profiles of the shortlisted entries for this year’s Occupational...

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Survey reveals ‘toxic stew of worry’ created by pandemic

10 Sep 2020

More than a third (36%) of small business owners say keeping their staff safe during the pandemic is a concern,...

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