Wellbeing and health promotion

Don’t cull health and wellbeing benefits when needed most, employers warned

Employers are being urged to resist the temptation to suspend or cull employee health benefits as part of a cost-cutting...

From firefighter to nutritionist: tackling obesity in the fire service

3 Apr 2020

A firefighter for 17 years, Greg Lessons developed an innovative healthy eating programme for London Fire Brigade that lowered BMI...

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Better communication is key to unlocking the value of health and wellbeing benefits

3 Apr 2020

With this month (April) being the start of a new financial year, Paul Avis argues that now is a good...

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OH&W Awards – ‘Occupational health has to be a combination of a clinical and a leadership role’

3 Apr 2020

As Occupational Health & Wellbeing gears up for the launch of its 2020 Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards next month...

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What might OH expect from workplace health Green Paper?

3 Apr 2020

The government has confirmed that OH professionals can expect a Green Paper on reforms to workplace health support and provision...

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Mental health first aid – a ticking time-bomb in the workplace?

3 Apr 2020

Putting in place mental health first aid (MHFA) is seen by many employers as a practical, relatively easy way to...

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How occupational health may need to respond to a fast-changing working world

3 Apr 2020

From an ageing workforce through to remote working, rising self-employment and technological advances, employment is changing rapidly in the UK,...

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Coronavirus: workers worried about future and ‘overwhelmed’ by the news

2 Apr 2020

Almost half (47%) of UK adults say their mental health has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak – especially those...

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Nine out of 10 working in TV, film and cinema experience mental ill health

27 Mar 2020

Almost nine in 10 people working in the UK’s film, TV and cinema industries say they have experienced a mental...

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Survey highlights need for health and wellbeing benefits flexibility

20 Mar 2020

More than half of employees say the benefits package offered to them does not meet their needs, highlighting the need...

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Coronavirus: how should occupational health support its mental health effects?

19 Mar 2020

As organisations and the government step up measures to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, Professor Neil Greenberg, in...

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Cyclists have lower cancer and cardiovascular disease risk, but increased hospitalisation

17 Mar 2020

Employees who cycle to work have a significantly lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and early death, but are more...

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Tackling domestic abuse – ‘we want our workplaces to be both safe – and supportive’

6 Mar 2020

When it comes to tackling domestic abuse, it is not enough for employers just to be offering safe spaces (although...

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Mental ill health and the workplace – translating awareness into action

6 Mar 2020

Preventing mental ill health workplace support from becoming just another employer “box-ticking” exercise was a key focus at October’s “MAD...

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The five ‘non-negotiables’ to getting a better, healthier night’s sleep

6 Mar 2020

At the 2019 Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture, physiologist and sleep therapist Dr Nerina Ramlakhan outlined why it is important occupational...

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