Mental health and stress

Older workers wait 54 days before seeking mental health advice

Despite two-thirds of over-55s experiencing symptoms of mental ill health, workers in this age group are most likely to delay...

Understaffing increases work-related stress, survey finds

16 Apr 2019

Colleagues, especially a lack of them or if they’re not pulling their weight, are the biggest causes of work-related stress,...

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Majority of absence and presenteeism could be addressed by ‘targeted’ employer support

15 Apr 2019

Three-quarters of ill health-related presenteeism and absence in 2018 came from factors that employers could have influenced or addressed, according...

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Hot desking affects wellbeing for eight in 10 office workers

10 Apr 2019

Eight in 10 office workers claim workplace seating arrangements – including hot desking – have a negative effect on their...

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A tenth of women experience ‘unmanageable’ stress

1 Apr 2019

One in 10 female employees in the UK are finding their stress “unmanageable”, with heavy workloads and financial worries among...

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Two in five men avoid talking about mental health worries

21 Mar 2019

The charity Samaritans has launched a campaign to encourage men to seek help if they have a mental health worry...

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Managers feel ill-equipped to support staff mental health

18 Mar 2019

Six in 10 managers are not receiving enough help from their organisation to support the mental wellbeing of their staff,...

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Women in stressful jobs more likely to receive diabetes diagnosis

18 Mar 2019

Women in mentally-tiring jobs are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who suffer from little or no...

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Vodafone offers staff who experience domestic abuse additional leave

7 Mar 2019

Vodafone Group is to offer all staff who experience domestic abuse 10 days’ additional paid “safe leave”, after it found...

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CPD: Supporting a young woman living with mental ill health

1 Mar 2019

It can be challenging for an employer to know how best to support an employee living with a mental health...

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Balancing act to integrate work and life

1 Mar 2019

In our connected, “always on” age it is increasingly difficult to separate work and personal life, to create genuine work-life...

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Supporting employees who are exposed to traumatic birth

1 Mar 2019

Thousands of women will go through a frightening or traumatic birth, the effects of which will continue to impact on...

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Occupational health research round-up: March 2019

1 Mar 2019

This month's research includes studies on workplace positivity schemes and the quality of Employee Assistance Programmes.

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Employers lack formal strategies for common health risks, report finds

27 Feb 2019

Too few employers have strategies in place to manage some of the most common staff health concerns, including mental ill...

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Half of NHS staff worked while unwell in 2018

26 Feb 2019

More than half of NHS staff have gone into work despite feeling unwell, the latest NHS staff survey has found,...

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