Mental health and stress

Coronavirus: a time for occupational health to find positives?

The Covid-19 pandemic has been, and continues to be, a challenging time for all professionals, not least those in occupational...

Coronavirus: nearly nine in 10 fear for their health

8 Apr 2020

Almost nine out of 10 (87%) employees fear for their health because of the Covid-19 outbreak, with many feeling isolated,...

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Just 1% ‘never’ experience work-related stress, finds survey

7 Apr 2020

Just 1% of employees claim never to experience work-related stress, a survey conducted for Stress Awareness Month this month (April)...

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Work and time pressures leave occupational health professionals ‘exhausted’ and ‘undervalued’

6 Apr 2020

Occupational health professionals are being left stressed and exhausted by the intense time and workload pressures put on them by...

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Financial services staff ‘more stressed than in 2008 financial crisis’

6 Apr 2020

The number of stress-related absences in financial services in the past few years had risen to their highest level since...

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Don’t cull health and wellbeing benefits when needed most, employers warned

6 Apr 2020

Employers are being urged to resist the temptation to suspend or cull employee health benefits as part of a cost-cutting...

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CPD: Managing common mental health disorders and their effects on long-term absence

3 Apr 2020

Common mental health disorders can have a devastating impact on individuals and their ability to remain in or return to...

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Mental health first aid – a ticking time-bomb in the workplace?

3 Apr 2020

Putting in place mental health first aid (MHFA) is seen by many employers as a practical, relatively easy way to...

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Coronavirus: workers worried about future and ‘overwhelmed’ by the news

2 Apr 2020

Almost half (47%) of UK adults say their mental health has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak – especially those...

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Managers must improve mental health support during coronavirus crisis

31 Mar 2020

Better communication needed if employee mental health is to be safeguarded during Covid-19 crisis.

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Coronavirus – millions feeling panicked, afraid and unprepared

27 Mar 2020

Millions of UK adults say they feel panicked, afraid and unprepared because of the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, according to new...

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Nine out of 10 working in TV, film and cinema experience mental ill health

27 Mar 2020

Almost nine in 10 people working in the UK’s film, TV and cinema industries say they have experienced a mental...

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Coronavirus: how should occupational health support its mental health effects?

19 Mar 2020

As organisations and the government step up measures to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, Professor Neil Greenberg, in...

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Six in 10 staff feeling anxious, stressed or distracted, fuelled by coronavirus worries

19 Mar 2020

Six in 10 employees currently feel anxious, distracted or stressed, mainly because of fears around how the coronavirus pandemic will...

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Tackling domestic abuse – ‘we want our workplaces to be both safe – and supportive’

6 Mar 2020

When it comes to tackling domestic abuse, it is not enough for employers just to be offering safe spaces (although...

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