Wellbeing and health promotion

Study finds link between daily alcohol consumption and irregular heart rhythm

Just half a pint of beer or a small glass of wine a day can increase the risk of irregular...

Study confirms link between physical activity and lower cardiovascular risk

12 Jan 2021

Physical activity can be associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, with the greatest benefit seen among those who...

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Lockdown screen time affecting eyesight of four in 10 staff

12 Jan 2021

More than four in 10 working adults believe an increase in screen time during the Covid-19 pandemic has led to...

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Government pledges all adults to be offered Covid-19 vaccine by autumn

12 Jan 2021

The government plans to have administered a first Covid-19 vaccination dose to everyone in the most vulnerable groups by the...

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Toolkit to help firms support BAME mental health launched

12 Jan 2021

The City Mental Health Alliance, a community of businesses that aims to create mentally healthy organisations, has launched a toolkit...

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Covid-19’s tragic death toll may reshape attitudes towards workplace health and wellbeing

11 Jan 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has, tragically, caused thousands of deaths across the country. As well as leaving families grieving, it has...

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Together alone: staying well as OH practitioners in challenging times

8 Jan 2021

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains how occupational health professionals can balance supporting the health needs of employers and employees while, at...

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Sixteen per cent of adults could have an eating disorder

6 Jan 2021

One in five women and one in eight men screened positive for a possible eating disorder in 2019, recently published...

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Mental health professionals’ smoking training ‘inadequate’

17 Dec 2020

Urgent action is needed to improve the training about smoking cessation that mental health nurses and psychiatrists receive, a report...

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Government’s obesity strategy not working, research finds

15 Dec 2020

The government’s campaign to encourage people to lose weight in order to reduce the risk Covid-19 poses to their health...

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Two in five senior leaders using drugs or alcohol to alleviate Covid-19 worries

9 Dec 2020

Two in five (38%) business leaders in the UK have turned to alcohol or drugs to cope with mental ill...

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Pandemic has exacerbated menopause symptoms, finds survey

7 Dec 2020

Lockdown measures have had a significant impact on women experiencing the menopause, but very few have spoken to their employer...

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Coronavirus: caring for the carers

4 Dec 2020

At the height of the Covid-19 crisis, staff working in hospitals and residential homes went above and beyond in often...

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Why, for Unilever, wellbeing has to start with local culture change

4 Dec 2020

Approaching employee wellbeing through a local lens and getting senior teams to lead culture change should form part of a...

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Firms should have legal duty to protect night workers’ health, says Co-op

30 Nov 2020

The Co-op has launched a nightshift workers’ health and wellbeing ‘manifesto’ in Parliament, which has called for employers to be...

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