Wellbeing and health promotion

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Occupational health practitioners: look after yourselves, as well as the workforce

With workload and pressures spiralling for occupational health both inside and outside the NHS, Neil Loach argues it is vital...

OH&W Awards – ‘If directors buy into the strategy, you are going to have a much better success rate’

3 Jul 2020

Winner of the ‘Best wellbeing initiative’ in last year’s Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards, Office Athletes has forged a close...

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Why we need to talk about ‘PPE’ for mental health following coronavirus

3 Jul 2020

The mental health challenges facing occupational health in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are set to be immense. Libby...

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Loneliness – a risk to health we can no longer ignore

3 Jul 2020

Even before coronavirus, the mental and emotional toll of loneliness within our society was a growing worry for employers and...

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Partnership working – how John Lewis puts health and wellbeing centre-stage

3 Jul 2020

Like most of the UK high street, the John Lewis Partnership was forced into hibernation during the coronavirus pandemic. But...

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Workers’ health begins to decline at 59, study finds

2 Jul 2020

The average employee’s health begins to decline at 59 years old, according to a large-scale study.
Researchers at Keele University...

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Charities call for national post-coronavirus ‘mental health renewal plan’

1 Jul 2020

A coalition of charities has called on prime minister Boris Johnson to create a ‘mental health renewal plan’ for England...

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More than a quarter eating less healthily during lockdown

22 Jun 2020

More than a quarter of people say they have been eating less healthily during the weeks of lockdown, with stress,...

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Mental health first aid

Talking about my generations – why mental health support needs to be for all ages

5 Jun 2020

With workplaces becoming increasingly multi-generational, it is important employers recognise that managing mental ill health requires strategies and interventions tailored...

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Presenteeism rife under lockdown, driven by redundancy and workload worries

1 Jun 2020

More than one in three employees (35%) has continued to work while feeling unwell during lockdown, with many feeling that...

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One in four turns to alcohol to cope with work pressure, especially when working from home

28 May 2020

Employees are more likely to turn to alcohol when experiencing work-related stress at home than switch off their work phone,...

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Use workplace benefits to overcome hospital or GP coronavirus fears, urges insurer

11 May 2020

Employers are being urged to promote health and wellbeing benefits, especially those that offer remote consultations, as a way to...

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Quarter of adults experiencing loneliness during lockdown

4 May 2020

Almost a quarter of adults living under lockdown in the UK between March and April said they had experienced loneliness,...

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Coronavirus: will it be occupational health rather than the NHS that is overwhelmed post-lockdown?

4 May 2020

As thoughts turn to how the UK can gradually reopen for business post-lockdown, it is becoming all too clear that...

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How occupational health professionals can add value to workplace wellbeing

1 May 2020

With employers increasingly interested in wellbeing, and potentially prepared to spend money on interventions, a recent report from SOM has...

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