Wellbeing and health promotion

Manufacturers need to use occupational health more proactively, report finds

Manufacturers are investing more in workers’ health and wellbeing than ever, but a more proactive approach – including making better...

Commission calls for evidence on how alcohol harms working lives

8 Jan 2020

Health professionals are being asked to supply evidence on the effects alcohol has on health and any changes needed to...

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One in four would risk health for their job

6 Jan 2020

A quarter of workers would put their own health at risk to ensure a work task is completed, according to...

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Better coping strategies needed to manage business travel ill-effects

3 Jan 2020

A psychologist has suggested business travellers should develop “coping strategies” after a survey revealed employees' health problems stemming from lengthy periods spent flying or driving.

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Helping men to open up about mental health

3 Jan 2020

Mental ill health can of course affect anyone, irrespective of age, gender or status. But men, especially those working in...

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Health conscious – does a fit workforce mean a happy workplace?

3 Jan 2020

The benefits of making healthier lifestyle choices are not exactly rocket science, even if many of us struggle to sustain...

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Good quality sleep could lower heart disease risk

24 Dec 2019

Healthy sleeping habits may lower the risk of heart disease, research has indicated.
A study conducted by Tulane University in...

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Working long hours increases risk of “hidden” high blood pressure

20 Dec 2019

Office workers who regularly spend long hours at their desks are more likely to have “hidden” high blood pressure, a...

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Christmas angst

All I want for Christmas is resilience

20 Dec 2019

Relying on the Christmas break to provide a window of relief – dragging ourselves across the finishing line as it were – is misconceived. Instead, we should use this holiday to strengthen our resilience.

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Seasonal affective disorder: How to support staff through the winter

20 Dec 2019

Seasonal affective disorder can significantly affect employees' day-to-day activities. Simon Blake explains how OH can support staff.

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OH needs to work more with other professions on wellbeing strategies, says SOM

11 Dec 2019

Occupational health professionals should get more involved in the provision of wellbeing services and need to work more with other...

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Poll highlights misunderstanding about cancer survival rates

9 Dec 2019

The majority of people think that cancer patients cannot live for years after their diagnosis, research has found.
According to...

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‘Fulfilling’ jobs for older workers could benefit health and wellbeing

6 Dec 2019

Maximising working opportunities for older people and offering fulfilling work beyond retirement age could have a profound impact on health...

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Boosting productivity through health and wellbeing benefits

6 Dec 2019

In an uncertain working world, offering health and wellbeing benefits that people can use on a daily basis can have...

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Is occupational health being left behind by workplace wellbeing?

6 Dec 2019

Most employers agree that improving workplace wellbeing is a positive thing. But occupational health has to play a fundamental role...

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