Mental health and stress

Around 300,000 leave work because of mental health, minister claims

An estimated 300,000 people with mental health conditions fall out of work every year, the minister for disabled people has...

Mandatory reporting would improve staff mental health, a third of firms say

8 Oct 2019

Almost a third (30%) of employers think mandatory reporting of workplace mental health statistics would help make organisations more accountable...

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More than a fifth of engineers take time off because of mental health

4 Oct 2019

Almost one in five engineers has lost a colleague to suicide, while more than a fifth have had to take...

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Organisation-wide interventions needed to tackle ‘endemic’ NHS burnout

30 Sep 2019

Only organisation-wide interventions will help protect the wellbeing of doctors and avoid “endemic” burnout“ within the NHS, according to a...

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HSE to publish work-related stress investigations criteria

25 Sep 2019

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is set to publish the criteria required for it to begin an investigation into...

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Workplace culture contributing to ‘psychological harm’

23 Sep 2019

Poor practices and cultures are contributing to the “psychological harm” of employees, with 39% of UK workers suffering symptoms of...

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Stressed staff turn to ‘unhealthy’ coping mechanisms over professional help

20 Sep 2019

Many workers who feel stressed are turning to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as alcohol and “stress eating” rather than seeking...

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More support needed to tackle prescription drug dependence

16 Sep 2019

A review into the scale and causes of prescription drug dependence has highlighted the need for more support services and...

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Progress on mental health ‘core standards’ lagging behind

13 Sep 2019

Only a fifth of employers have met the first of the “core standards” recommended by a government-commissioned report into improving...

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Suicidal NHS worker threatened with legal action awarded £92k

11 Sep 2019

A former NHS worker who was threatened with legal action after reporting feeling suicidal has been awarded £92,000 in compensation...

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Implementing an evidence-based approach to wellbeing

6 Sep 2019

Is “wellbeing” more than just “fresh fruit Fridays” or mindfulness initiatives? As Nick Pahl reports, a recent event led by...

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Insecurity blanket – supporting mental ill health through the use of EAPs

6 Sep 2019

Between Brexit, ‘working poverty’ and rising workplace and financial insecurity, it is perhaps little surprise that mental ill health and...

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Record number of staff receiving mental health first aid training

2 Sep 2019

Organisations are training record numbers of employees in mental health first aid in order to combat rising reports of stress,...

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men's mental health at work

Men fear abilities will be questioned if mental health is raised, survey finds

22 Aug 2019

Four in 10 men who struggle with their mental health feel unable to talk to their manager about it because...

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Third of staff under ‘extreme’ pressure while colleagues are on holiday

20 Aug 2019

More than a third (34%) of staff claim they feel under “extreme” pressure or have panic attacks because of the...

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