Mental health and stress

Health bodies back value of wearing face masks in public

1 May 2020

Two workplace health bodies have given their support to the value of wearing face masks or coverings in public as...

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CPD: Fit to drop? Managing chronic fatigue syndrome in the workplace

1 May 2020

It is estimated 250,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with the debilitating condition chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Felissia...

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Diabetes, men, drugs, and dementia – why occupational health faces a challenging future

1 May 2020

Between tackling the challenges of rising rates diabetes, men’s ill health, drugs and alcohol, and working-age dementia, occupational health practitioners...

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Coronavirus: NHS ‘urgently’ working to ramp up occupational health provision

30 Apr 2020

The NHS is “urgently” working to put in place extra occupational health provision for NHS workers during the coronavirus crisis,...

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work: think about moving forward

28 Apr 2020

On the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Dr Yvette Martyn reflects on what can be learnt following...

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Half of health staff say mental health has deteriorated because of coronavirus pressures

23 Apr 2020

Half of health professionals battling the coronavirus say their mental health has deteriorated over the past few weeks, with younger...

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Maximise use of health and wellbeing benefits available at home, employers urged

22 Apr 2020

Organisations have been urged not to overlook the health and wellbeing benefits available for employees at home, with many providers...

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NHS adopting military trauma techniques for coronavirus fight

20 Apr 2020

The NHS is adapting trauma support techniques often used in military settings for use on the frontline of the coronavirus...

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Long hours and poor environment leave health and wellbeing of maritime workers all at sea

17 Apr 2020

The health and wellbeing of people working in safety-critical industries, such as seafaring, is hugely dependent on their role, working...

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Mental health first aiders – creating a virtual ‘culture of care’ during the coronavirus crisis

14 Apr 2020

Challenging scenarios as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic are playing out in businesses across the country, in turn creating...

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Coronavirus: a time for occupational health to find positives?

9 Apr 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has been, and continues to be, a challenging time for all professionals, not least those in occupational...

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Coronavirus: nearly nine in 10 fear for their health

8 Apr 2020

Almost nine out of 10 (87%) employees fear for their health because of the Covid-19 outbreak, with many feeling isolated,...

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Just 1% ‘never’ experience work-related stress, finds survey

7 Apr 2020

Just 1% of employees claim never to experience work-related stress, a survey conducted for Stress Awareness Month this month (April)...

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Work and time pressures leave occupational health professionals ‘exhausted’ and ‘undervalued’

6 Apr 2020

Occupational health professionals are being left stressed and exhausted by the intense time and workload pressures put on them by...

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City man stressed out financial services

Financial services staff ‘more stressed than in 2008 financial crisis’

6 Apr 2020

The number of stress-related absences in financial services in the past few years had risen to their highest level since...

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