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.


Cost of poor mental health to employers up 16% in three years, argues report

The cost of poor mental health to employers has risen by 16% over the past three years, research by Deloitte...

The Employer’s Guide to Financial Wellbeing 2019-20

23 Jan 2020

PROMOTED | Last year, more than a third (36%) of UK employees admitted to having financial worries...

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Businesses focus on emotional and financial wellbeing

16 Jan 2020

Emotional and financial wellbeing programmes are gaining impetus in terms of companies’ strategic focus.

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One in four would risk health for their job

6 Jan 2020

A quarter of workers would put their own health at risk to ensure a work task is completed, according to...

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Better coping strategies needed to manage business travel ill-effects

3 Jan 2020

A psychologist has suggested business travellers should develop “coping strategies” after a survey revealed employees' health problems stemming from lengthy periods spent flying or driving.

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Seasonal affective disorder: How to support staff through the winter

20 Dec 2019

Seasonal affective disorder can significantly affect employees' day-to-day activities. Simon Blake explains how OH can support staff.

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OH needs to work more with other professions on wellbeing strategies, says SOM

11 Dec 2019

Occupational health professionals should get more involved in the provision of wellbeing services and need to work more with other...

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Terrorism witnesses need psychological help sooner, study finds

4 Dec 2019

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

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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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