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.


HR in universities: “One day is never the same as the next”

Joanne Marshall has recently become the chair of Universities Human Resources, a body that supports people professionals across the higher...

Supporting mental wellbeing in the workplace

20 Oct 2020

PROMOTED | Supporting the workplace wellbeing of employees is no longer a fringe human resources interest for a minority of employers...

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Fewer staff taking time off for mental health, poll finds

9 Oct 2020

The propotion of workers taking time off because of poor mental health has fallen to 28% from 36% last year,...

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‘Psychological contract violation’ affects police mental health, study finds

6 Oct 2020

Employers need to take more responsibility for the ‘psychological contract’ they have with their employees, especially in occupations affected by...

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Firms urged to ‘step up’ mental health support amid pandemic concerns

5 Oct 2020

With the threat of a second national lockdown looming and numerous local restrictions being introduced, employers are being urged to...

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Why the government needs to help firms support staff mental health

5 Oct 2020

Although the health secretary did not give mental health the prominance it deserves in his announcement about the new National...

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Coronavirus: managing the emotional impact of long-term physical distancing in the workplace

2 Oct 2020

Employers need to recognise the risks of loneliness and isolation in our newly socially and physically distanced workplaces as well...

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Focus on individual needs when bringing employees back after mental illness

1 Oct 2020

Employers must put a greater emphasis on meeting individual needs when planning an employees’ return to work following mental illness....

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Why small businesses are best placed to manage post-Covid mental health

22 Sep 2020

Because of closer relationships with their employees, small firms are in an ideal position to spot if and when somebody...

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Thousands of stroke survivors missing out on rehabilitation

17 Sep 2020

The estimated 35,000 people who survived a stroke during the pandemic are in need of more support, with many missing...

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Half receive no mental health support from employer since pandemic hit

15 Sep 2020

More than half (56%) of employees haven’t received any mental health support or training from their employer since Covid-19 hit,...

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Survey reveals ‘toxic stew of worry’ created by pandemic

10 Sep 2020

More than a third (36%) of small business owners say keeping their staff safe during the pandemic is a concern,...

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World Suicide Prevention Day: Why we should redefine masculinity

10 Sep 2020

On World Suicide Prevention Day, Louise Kitchingham looks at the issue of toxic masculinity and why it is often a...

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Money worries affecting mental health of mid-life employees

7 Sep 2020

Three out of 10 adults in the ‘sandwich generation’ are concerned about the impact pandemic-related financial strain is having on...

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Emotional intelligence training could halt burnout ‘epidemic’ among surgeons

26 Aug 2020

Expert suggests training may remove mental health stigma.

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