Wellbeing and health promotion

Almost half of men fail to check for cancer symptoms

Many men are not regularly checking themselves for symptoms of the most common cancers, including prostate cancer and testicular cancer....

Half of people with diabetes receive treatment for mental health concerns

15 Jun 2018

More than half of people with diabetes (51%) have received treatment for depression, anxiety or another mental health issue and...

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Making the business case for ‘good’ sleep

1 Jun 2018

Employers are increasingly “waking up” to the effect poor-quality sleep can have on productivity and wellbeing, as well as directly...

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Put women’s nutrition on the workplace menu

1 Jun 2018

Health conditions that commonly affect women can be overlooked in the workplace, with nutrition-related conditions key among them. But with...

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Supporting transgender employees: the importance of line management

27 May 2018

Recent research has highlighted that line management is a critical function when it comes to supporting trans employees, as Rosa...

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Occupational health’s reforming voice needs to be heard

4 May 2018

It is early days yet for the Government’s expert review of occupational health. But with the political “noise” of Brexit...

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Use triage to help crack mental health

4 May 2018

Mental ill-health is like a crack in a car windscreen: do nothing and it will just get worse until eventually...

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‘Surge’ in men seeking emotional support over cancer

1 May 2018

The charity Macmillan Cancer Support has said it saw a surge in the number of calls last year from men...

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Government’s Taylor Review response comes up short for OH

6 Apr 2018

The Government’s long-awaited response to Matthew Taylor’s Review of Modern Working Practices made a lot of positive noises, but was...

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Mental health in the workplace conference focuses on problems and solutions

5 Apr 2018

A recent conference brought together experts on mental health in the workplace to look at the growing evidence base on...

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Laying the foundations for wellbeing technology at work

2 Apr 2018

The organisational culture and environment plays a critical role in supporting and sustaining effective use of wellbeing technology at work....

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Mental health ‘a priority’, say CEOs, yet only one in six has a clear strategy

28 Mar 2018

Nearly two-thirds (60%) of UK chief executives identify employee mental health as a priority, yet just one in six (16%)...

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Toolkit encourages employers to promote healthy eating and exercise

14 Mar 2018

Business in the Community and Public Health England have published a toolkit to help employers encourage healthier eating and exercise...

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Occupational health research round-up: March 2018

2 Mar 2018

This month’s crop of occupational health research papers includes a study showing the value of exercising mindfulness at work, the...

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Does health coaching have a role in employee wellbeing?

28 Feb 2018

May 2017 saw the launch of the UK Health Coaches Association. Founding members Dr Annabel Boys & Lyndy Stanway Marsh...

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