Wellbeing and health promotion

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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Protecting occupational health practitioners from burnout

6 Mar 2020

Occupational health practitioners are at the frontline of supporting individuals in the workplace cope with physical and psychological issues. But...

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Government urged to ‘wake up’ to the importance of good sleep as a public health priority

5 Mar 2020

The government has been given “a wake-up call” on the need to promote the importance of good sleep, and good...

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Ageing workers will suffer if governments fail to prioritise ill health prevention, warns think-tank

28 Feb 2020

The number of years people will have to live with poor health is set to increase by 17% over the...

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