Mental health and stress

Mental health first aid guide encourages employers to set boundaries

Training provider Mental Health First Aid England has produced guidance to help employers introduce mental health first aiders into their...

It’s time to talk about your employees’ mental health

3 Feb 2019

PROMOTED CONTENT | This year’s Time to Talk Day is all about bringing people together to talk openly about mental health, whether that’s ...

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Staff take 53% more sick days in January

16 Jan 2019

Workers take 53% more sick days in January than any other month of the year, analysis has shown.
According to...

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More than 50% rise in workers seeking counselling

16 Jan 2019

Employers should be given more support to help staff with poor mental health, counsellors have urged, as they report rising...

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Nearly one in three unable to mentally switch off from work

16 Jan 2019

Almost a third of workers find it difficult to “switch off” from work in their personal time, putting them more...

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Improved occupational health access will help NHS achieve long term goals

9 Jan 2019

Employers have a vital role to play in helping the NHS deliver plans that it hopes will prevent around 85,000...

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Most staff comfortable discussing health concerns at work

7 Jan 2019

Employees are becoming more open to talking about their health at work, research has suggested, with three-quarters of staff happy...

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Under pressure – how can we better protect health professionals from burnout?

4 Jan 2019

NHS England’s announcement of a new mental health support scheme for doctors has put the pressures faced by health professionals...

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Work-related stress: unpicking psychosocial risk and hazard

4 Jan 2019

Work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounts for a staggering 40% of work-related ill-health and 49% of working days lost, before...

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Half of employees feel ‘psychologically unsafe’

20 Dec 2018

More than half of employees feel “psychologically unsafe” at work, but only a handful of organisations prioritise this area of...

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Mental health services should better support women who have experienced trauma

19 Dec 2018

Mental health support for women needs to be fundamentally redesigned to better respond to any trauma they may have faced,...

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Debt and divorce among employees’ top mental health worries

17 Dec 2018

Money worries, relationship break up and bullying are the personal issues of most concern to employers when it comes to...

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Loneliness among ex-military increases physical and mental health risk

14 Dec 2018

Military veterans who feel lonely or isolated face an increased risk of developing mental and physical health conditions, research has...

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Triage: the (mostly) missing link in OH mental health

7 Dec 2018

Occupational mental health cases are normally not emergencies. Yet, supporting management and HR to adopt a triage approach to initial...

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Staff question level of mental health support offered by employers

3 Dec 2018

Four in 10 staff say their employer does not offer mental health support in any form, despite increasing awareness of...

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