Mental health and stress

Toolkit launched to help health professionals promote physical activity

A toolkit that will help health professionals advise patients on how physical activity can help manage their conditions and aid...

Promoting workplace wellbeing

10 Oct 2018

The cost of mental and musculoskeletal ill-health in the workplace in terms of lost productivity and absence is well-documented. But...

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How to manage mental health in a time of uncertainty

10 Oct 2018

Economic uncertainty can have a huge effect on employees’ mental health, whether they are an EU national worrying about what...

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NHS England extends mental health support for doctors

8 Oct 2018

A new mental health support scheme for all NHS doctors in England has been launched to help those in the...

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Are we at risk of creating a middle manager ‘lost generation’?

5 Oct 2018

Middle and senior managers are, rightly, seen as a pivotal part of effectively managing mental health in the workplace. But...

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Why occupational health has a pivotal role in tackling mental ill health

5 Oct 2018

Brett Hill explains why he believes occupational health managers have a pivotal role to play in improving mental health, and...

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Stress is main workplace health concern, say seven in 10 union reps

5 Oct 2018

Almost seven in 10 (69%) health and safety union representatives say stress is one of the main issues they have...

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People with severe mental illness more likely to develop a physical health condition

2 Oct 2018

People with severe mental illnesses (SMIs) – such as bipolar affective disorder, psychosis or schizophrenia – are more likely to...

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Study finds link between arthritis and depression in older people

1 Oct 2018

Arthritis is more prevalent in older people with depression, a US study has found, highlighting the importance of screening for...

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Four in 10 hide poor mental health when calling in sick

27 Sep 2018

Forty-two per cent of staff experiencing a mental health issue have pretended to suffer from a physical health problem when...

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CIPD and Mind publish mental health guidance for managers

26 Sep 2018

The CIPD and mental health charity Mind have published an updated mental health guide for managers, which it is hoped...

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Call for health screening to be introduced for Grenfell Tower emergency workers

24 Sep 2018

The coroner leading the Grenfell Tower fire inquest has urged the NHS to set up a long-term screening programme for...

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Employee assistance calls for mental health issues rise by nearly a third

18 Sep 2018

Calls made to employee assistance programmes (EAPs) by workers seeking help for a mental health issue have risen by almost...

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Younger staff want employers to put more emphasis on health and wellbeing

17 Sep 2018

Six in 10 younger workers think their current working conditions have an adverse effect on their health and wellbeing, highlighting...

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Three in 10 employees experienced an accident or mistake because of tiredness

13 Sep 2018

Almost half (46%) of employees regularly turn up to their jobs feeling too tired to work, making them more prone...

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