Mental health and stress

Four in 10 intensive care staff experiencing PTSD

Nearly four in 10 NHS staff in intensive care units reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the first...

Toolkit to help firms support BAME mental health launched

12 Jan 2021

The City Mental Health Alliance, a community of businesses that aims to create mentally healthy organisations, has launched a toolkit...

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Why Covid-19 is an opportunity to rethink wellbeing within construction

8 Jan 2021

The construction sector faced major workplace health, safety and wellbeing challenges even before the logistical and financial problems generated by...

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Together alone: staying well as OH practitioners in challenging times

8 Jan 2021

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains how occupational health professionals can balance supporting the health needs of employers and employees while, at...

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Sixteen per cent of adults could have an eating disorder

6 Jan 2021

One in five women and one in eight men screened positive for a possible eating disorder in 2019, recently published...

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Levels of distress worsened during pandemic’s first nine months

5 Jan 2021

Key indicators of distress among UK adults worsened during the first nine months of the pandemic, with the proportion of...

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One in five ‘long Covid’ sufferers still unable to work after six months

5 Jan 2021

Many people suffering with ‘long Covid’ are still unable to fully work six months after their initial coronavirus infection, according...

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Mental health professionals’ smoking training ‘inadequate’

17 Dec 2020

Urgent action is needed to improve the training about smoking cessation that mental health nurses and psychiatrists receive, a report...

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BHSF conducts 3,500 remote health assessments for pandemic-hit firms

16 Dec 2020

Health and wellbeing provider BHSF has conducted 3,500 ‘contact free’ return-to-work medical assessments in the past six months.
Its occupational...

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Two in five senior leaders using drugs or alcohol to alleviate Covid-19 worries

9 Dec 2020

Two in five (38%) business leaders in the UK have turned to alcohol or drugs to cope with mental ill...

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Four in 10 fit notes issued for mental health

7 Dec 2020

Mental ill health accounted for four in 10 fit notes issued by GPs during the first lockdown in the spring,...

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Three in 10 with health issues worry about seeing doctor during pandemic

7 Dec 2020

Three in 10 (29%) people with a known medical condition have avoided seeing their GP or attending a hospital appointment...

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Pandemic has exacerbated menopause symptoms, finds survey

7 Dec 2020

Lockdown measures have had a significant impact on women experiencing the menopause, but very few have spoken to their employer...

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Burnout and exhaustion stalk NHS response to Covid second wave

4 Dec 2020

NHS workers went into this autumn’s second wave of Covid-19 already feeling exhausted, emotionally fragile and at risk of burnout....

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Coronavirus: caring for the carers

4 Dec 2020

At the height of the Covid-19 crisis, staff working in hospitals and residential homes went above and beyond in often...

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