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.


Mental health first aid guide encourages employers to set boundaries

Training provider Mental Health First Aid England has produced guidance to help employers introduce mental health first aiders into their...

How to make home working a success

13 Feb 2019

When Dolly Parton sang about working 9 to 5 in 1980, the song reflected most employees’ regular office hours. Brian Hall looks at how things have changed in the past 40 years and asks if working from home always works?

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Four out of five police officers feel stressed or anxious

13 Feb 2019

Seventy-nine per cent of police officers say they have felt feelings of stress and anxiety in the past 12 months...

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How Lloyds Banking Group is tackling poor mental health

7 Feb 2019

On Time to Talk Day (February 7), which encourages everybody to have a conversation about mental health, Jen Tippin and...

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Flexible working doesn’t diminish mums’ chronic stress

28 Jan 2019

Biological indications for chronic stress are 40% higher in women bringing up two children while working full-time compared with colleagues...

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Staff take 53% more sick days in January

16 Jan 2019

Workers take 53% more sick days in January than any other month of the year, analysis has shown.
According to...

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More than 50% rise in workers seeking counselling

16 Jan 2019

Employers should be given more support to help staff with poor mental health, counsellors have urged, as they report rising...

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Half of employees feel ‘psychologically unsafe’

20 Dec 2018

More than half of employees feel “psychologically unsafe” at work, but only a handful of organisations prioritise this area of...

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Mental health services should better support women who have experienced trauma

19 Dec 2018

Mental health support for women needs to be fundamentally redesigned to better respond to any trauma they may have faced,...

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Debt and divorce among employees’ top mental health worries

17 Dec 2018

Money worries, relationship break up and bullying are the personal issues of most concern to employers when it comes to...

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Loneliness among ex-military increases physical and mental health risk

14 Dec 2018

Military veterans who feel lonely or isolated face an increased risk of developing mental and physical health conditions, research has...

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Staff question level of mental health support offered by employers

3 Dec 2018

Four in 10 staff say their employer does not offer mental health support in any form, despite increasing awareness of...

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Young dementia patients more likely to face discrimination in low paid roles

27 Nov 2018

Lower paid workers who are diagnosed with dementia earlier in life are more likely to face discrimination or be dismissed...

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Employers urged to sign charter on domestic violence

26 Nov 2018

Employers are being encouraged to take a more supportive role on domestic violence.  
The GMB union is asking employers to...

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Mental health first aid presents ‘safety concerns’ for trained staff

23 Nov 2018

Researchers have identified “potential safety concerns” with widespread use of mental health first aid (MHFA), following recent pleas for the...

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