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.


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

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

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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HSE to publish work-related stress investigations criteria

25 Sep 2019

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is set to publish the criteria required for it to begin an investigation into...

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Workplace culture contributing to ‘psychological harm’

23 Sep 2019

Poor practices and cultures are contributing to the “psychological harm” of employees, with 39% of UK workers suffering symptoms of...

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Progress on mental health ‘core standards’ lagging behind

13 Sep 2019

Only a fifth of employers have met the first of the “core standards” recommended by a government-commissioned report into improving...

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Violence and abuse against shop workers reaches ‘epidemic’ proportions

10 Sep 2019

A Co-op funded report has called for government action to prevent crime against retail workers, claiming it has reached ‘epidemic’...

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Record number of staff receiving mental health first aid training

2 Sep 2019

Organisations are training record numbers of employees in mental health first aid in order to combat rising reports of stress,...

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men's mental health at work

Men fear abilities will be questioned if mental health is raised, survey finds

22 Aug 2019

Four in 10 men who struggle with their mental health feel unable to talk to their manager about it because...

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Third of staff under ‘extreme’ pressure while colleagues are on holiday

20 Aug 2019

More than a third (34%) of staff claim they feel under “extreme” pressure or have panic attacks because of the...

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Surge in mental health issues at Hinkley Point C ‘highly disturbing’

14 Aug 2019

There has been a surge in the number of workers on the Hinkley Point C construction project who are grappling...

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Home truths – making working from home work

2 Aug 2019

Homeworking is often thought as an easy solution to workplace stress, long hours and exhausting commutes. In fact, apart from...

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