Mental health

Work can have a significant impact on people’s mental health. Employers can help to foster a mentally healthy workplace, for example by taking action to prevent and manage stress and training line managers on mental wellbeing.


Two-thirds don’t offer specific mental health support for workers abroad

Just a third of businesses with staff who work abroad have a specific mental health policy in place, a survey...

Nearly a third of employers report rise in time off for mental health

10 Aug 2018

Almost one in three businesses have seen an increase in the number of employees taking time off to cope with...

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Toolkit seeks to help employers support domestic abuse victims

12 Jul 2018

Business in the Community (BITC) and Public Health England have released a toolkit which they hope will equip employers with...

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One in four delay seeking help for mental health because of misconceptions

29 Jun 2018

A quarter of people have delayed seeking help for a mental health condition because of inaccurate assumptions and poor knowledge...

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Managing mental health in the workplace (webinar)

28 Jun 2018

ON-DEMAND | It is important to have the strategies, tools and initiatives in place to promote good mental wellbeing...

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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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It’s not just about mental health awareness

18 May 2018

With the proliferation of recent reports on mental health and stress in the workplace, Mental Health Awareness Week couldn’t be...

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Manufacturers should invest in wellbeing to boost productivity

16 May 2018

Manufacturers could increase their productivity by as much as 10% if they invested greater resources in improving employee wellbeing, a...

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Graduates fear telling employers about issues

15 May 2018

Seven out of 10 graduates would avoid informing potential or new employers if they suffered from a mental health issue...

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Barristers face mental health ‘crisis’ as workloads and hours increase

9 May 2018

Criminal barristers are experiencing a “mental health crisis”, according to the Criminal Bar Association, with almost half of criminal law...

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MPs to investigate the health and wellbeing of prison staff

4 May 2018

A group of MPs is to explore the health and wellbeing of prisoners and the prison workforce – particularly healthcare...

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Only minority of employers tackling presenteeism, warns CIPD, despite tripling of cases

2 May 2018

“Presenteeism” has more than tripled since 2010, hitting what is believed to be a record high, yet only a minority...

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Wellbeing ‘auto-enrolment’ scheme could relieve burden on NHS

18 Apr 2018

An auto-enrolment-style scheme for wellbeing programmes – funded in part by employers and in part by employees’ National Insurance contributions...

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UK employers leading the way in offering mental health support

16 Apr 2018

UK employers are more likely to offer mental health support to their staff than their counterparts around the globe, according...

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Mental health: legal pitfalls when dismissing workers with conditions

16 Apr 2018

There are many traps awaiting employers that dismiss a worker with a mental health issue. Gary Freer from Bryan Cave...

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