Mental health and stress

GPs see 13.5% increase in fit notes for mental health issues

Thousands more fit notes were issued by GPs in England in the second quarter of last year, including a 13.5%...

Six in 10 employees experience workplace stress

15 Feb 2018

Almost six in 10 employees (59%) feel stressed because of their work, with those in finance, Government and healthcare under...

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Recovery time from workplace stress is key to developing resilience

5 Feb 2018

A lifestyle assessment tool used with Honda dealers has shown how individual employees recover from workplace stress, and helped boost...

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Employers need to take practical steps to tackle mental health issues

5 Feb 2018

There needs to be a shift towards taking practical steps to help employees with mental health issues, rather than simply...

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Office-based small business owners are putting health at risk

1 Feb 2018

Small business owners are putting their health at risk by spending too long “slumped” in front of their computers, the...

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Bullying and stress at work: occupational health case study of heavy goods driver

31 Jan 2018

An occupational health referral of a large goods vehicle driver suffering bullying and stress at work required the OH practitioner...

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Employers offering health and wellbeing benefits on the rise

30 Jan 2018

The number of organisations with a designated fund for health and wellbeing benefits has risen by a quarter, following a...

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Sleep problems

Supporting employees with sleep problems: the evidence base

24 Jan 2018

As evidence grows on sleep problems among employees, Dr Paul J Nicholson examines the research to find how best employers...

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Blue Monday: Prioritise mental health support to reduce absence

15 Jan 2018

On “Blue Monday”, employers have been reminded to make workers’ mental health a priority in order to reduce absenteeism.

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Business should put onus on employees’ financial wellbeing

5 Jan 2018

Employers should make their employees’ financial wellbeing a central part of their strategy, according to a report by Willis Towers...

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Report calls for action on women’s health issues at work

4 Jan 2018

A recent report from the Work Foundation is appealing for an end to stigma surrounding women’s health issues at work,...

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Workplace bullying raises risk of Type 2 diabetes, research shows

4 Jan 2018

Workplace bullying and violence may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes for both men and women, according to research....

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Occupational health research round-up: January 2018

2 Jan 2018

This month’s round up of occupational health research studies includes research on good line management and sickness absence among younger...

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Workers need more support after suffering stress

30 Nov 2017

Workers need more support from employers around “regaining control” after suffering from stress, anxiety or mental ill-health, the Institution of...

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Why a disjointed approach to mental health at work is failing to deliver

28 Nov 2017

As the mental health of the workforce continues to deteriorate, the focus must shift from disconnected tactical solutions to joined-up...

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