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.


Terrorism witnesses need psychological help sooner, study finds

People affected by terrorist attacks need to access to more immediate psychological help, research has recommended.
A study into the...

Few employees using mental health and wellbeing benefits

3 Dec 2019

Almost half (49%) of employers agree that poor mental health is the biggest health and wellbeing challenge they are facing,...

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‘Commit to mental health first aid in party manifestos’, politicians urged

19 Nov 2019

Politicians have been urged to commit to putting mental and physical first aid on an equal footing if they win...

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Labour would retain freedom of movement for NHS staff

13 Nov 2019

A Labour government, post-Brexit, would retain freedom of movement from the EU for NHS medical professionals, shadow health secretary Jonathan...

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One worker in three considers leaving their job because of stress

6 Nov 2019

More than a third of employees (35%) have considered leaving their job because of work-related stress brought on by heavy...

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Two-thirds don’t want to talk about money issues at work

6 Nov 2019

Business for the Community research finds a fifth of staff are struggling to make ends meet.

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Mental health first aid benefits to be explored in academic study

4 Nov 2019

The impact that mental health first aid training has on employees and organisations is to be explored, as part of...

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Survey digs deeper into why doctors are at risk of burnout

1 Nov 2019

Psychological approach taken to gauge health professionals' feelings of disaffection.

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Thirty leading companies sign up to mental health commitment

21 Oct 2019

Barclays, Royal Mail, and John Lewis pledge to promote staff wellbeing and good mental health.

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Around 300,000 leave work because of mental health, minister claims

17 Oct 2019

An estimated 300,000 people with mental health conditions fall out of work every year, the minister for disabled people has...

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CIPD’s Peter Cheese: HR’s role in improving mental health

10 Oct 2019

On World Mental Health Day, HR teams have been reminded of the scale of the mental ill health “epidemic” and...

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Jobseekers advised to avoid words such as ‘depression’

9 Oct 2019

Jobcentre Plus employees have been advised to tell people looking for work to hide mental health issues with terms such...

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Mandatory reporting would improve staff mental health, a third of firms say

8 Oct 2019

Almost a third (30%) of employers think mandatory reporting of workplace mental health statistics would help make organisations more accountable...

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More than a fifth of engineers take time off because of mental health

4 Oct 2019

Almost one in five engineers has lost a colleague to suicide, while more than a fifth have had to take...

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Organisation-wide interventions needed to tackle ‘endemic’ NHS burnout

30 Sep 2019

Only organisation-wide interventions will help protect the wellbeing of doctors and avoid “endemic” burnout“ within the NHS, according to a...

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