Mental health and stress

Why we need to talk about ‘PPE’ for mental health following coronavirus

The mental health challenges facing occupational health in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are set to be immense. Libby...

Loneliness – a risk to health we can no longer ignore

3 Jul 2020

Even before coronavirus, the mental and emotional toll of loneliness within our society was a growing worry for employers and...

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Partnership working – how John Lewis puts health and wellbeing centre-stage

3 Jul 2020

Like most of the UK high street, the John Lewis Partnership was forced into hibernation during the coronavirus pandemic. But...

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Talking toolkits: unpicking Covid-19 return-to-work advice for occupational health

3 Jul 2020

With the UK now gradually reopening for business, organisations across the workplace health spectrum have been developing toolkits and resources...

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‘Huge swathes’ of doctors could quit following pandemic without mental health support

1 Jul 2020

The government, NHS and private healthcare providers need to develop a plan to support the mental wellbeing and support of...

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Charities call for national post-coronavirus ‘mental health renewal plan’

1 Jul 2020

A coalition of charities has called on prime minister Boris Johnson to create a ‘mental health renewal plan’ for England...

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People seriously ill with coronavirus face PTSD risk, doctors warn

29 Jun 2020

People who were seriously ill with coronavirus and needed hospital treatment should be screened for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and...

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More than a quarter eating less healthily during lockdown

22 Jun 2020

More than a quarter of people say they have been eating less healthily during the weeks of lockdown, with stress,...

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Two-thirds anxious about returning to offices

16 Jun 2020

Two-thirds (65%) of employees are anxious about returning to the office as lockdown measures are gradually relaxed, a poll has...

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Two in five were lonely before lockdown

12 Jun 2020

Two in five UK adults felt lonely before the coronavirus lockdown had even begun, prompting fears that the ‘epidemic’ of...

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SOM adds to coronavirus return-to-work guidance with mental health toolkit

8 Jun 2020

SOM, the Society of Occupational Medicine, has published a toolkit to help organisations and staff in managing work-relevant mental health...

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Keeping the home workspace safe and healthy – virtually

5 Jun 2020

We’ve seen an explosion in home working during the Covid-19 lockdown. But, in the scramble to stay operational, employers have...

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Mental health first aid

Talking about my generations – why mental health support needs to be for all ages

5 Jun 2020

With workplaces becoming increasingly multi-generational, it is important employers recognise that managing mental ill health requires strategies and interventions tailored...

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Two-thirds experiencing disturbed nights and sleep problems during lockdown

4 Jun 2020

The lockdown is having a considerable effect on workers’ sleeping habits, with almost two-thirds (63%) of people reporting that the...

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Constructing Better Health OH scheme to close, as Covid-19 takes its toll

4 Jun 2020

The Constructing Better Health (CBH) occupational health scheme for the construction sector is being shut down, with the impact of...

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