Mental health and stress

Supporting people with dementia in the workplace

16 Jul 2014

Dementia is a national challenge and businesses are not immune. With an ageing population, not only will the average customer...

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Why employers must tackle stress at work

5 Jun 2014

Organisations can use health benefits as a means to drive down absenteeism related to workplace stress and retain talented staff,...

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Managing a successful return to work following mental ill health

2 Jun 2014

Occupational psychologist Susannah Robertson-Hart looks at the best way to support an employee returning to work following a period of...

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Closing the gap on mental health at work

30 May 2014

The Government is challenging employers to increase their efforts to get people with common mental health problems back to work....

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Rise in Afghanistan veterans seeking mental health support

20 May 2014

Figures from the veterans’ health charity Combat Stress suggest there has been a “substantial” increase in the number of Afghanistan...

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Sitting uncomfortably at work is linked to mental health issues

15 May 2014

Poorly equipped desks are not only linked to musculoskeletal disorders but also correlate with mental health problems, according to research...

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How cccupational therapists can work with OH advisers

3 May 2014

Occupational therapists (OTs) and occupational health professionals are frequently mistaken for each other. OTs Jain Holmes and Anne Byrne aim...

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HSE stress standards remain a valid tool, study says

1 May 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) management standards indicator tool that is used to assess work-related stress remains valid and...

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Stigma deters employees from disclosing mental health problems

29 Apr 2014

Employees with mental health problems begin from a default position of not disclosing to their employer that they have a...

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Many mental health return to work interventions ineffective

28 Apr 2014

Common mental health problems are a major contributor to long-term sickness absence from work and the evidence is weak for...

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WorkGuru: an online solution to employee resilience

7 Apr 2014

WorkGuru is an online service aimed at building workplace resilience. Founder Stephany Carolan describes how it works and how her...

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Trauma, resilience and growth

3 Apr 2014

Post-traumatic stress disorder can have far-reaching effects on an individual’s life, making even the simplest tasks an ordeal. Noreen Tehrani...

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Managers can mitigate employee suicide risk

3 Apr 2014

A workplace model may help cut the risk of employee suicide, new research suggests.
An initiative called the Safe Haven...

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EAPs can help tackle depression and boost productivity

2 Apr 2014

Providing employees with access to an employee assistance programme (EAP) can help tackle depression and the associated impairment to workplace...

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More doctors seek mental health support

1 Apr 2014

Increasing numbers of doctors are seeking help from dedicated mental health support services – and 59% of them score above...

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