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.


Saying goodbye to outdated shift scheduling will avoid NHS burnout

Another pandemic could be about to hit the NHS – staff burnout. Dr Anas Nader explains how embracing flexible working...

People seriously ill with coronavirus face PTSD risk, doctors warn

29 Jun 2020

People who were seriously ill with coronavirus and needed hospital treatment should be screened for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and...

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How new job titles reveal radical shift in wellbeing thinking

29 Jun 2020

The rise of new job roles is an indicator of the rapid transformations that businesses are undergoing as they adapt to a future with coronavirus.

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Cross-party MPs urge government to consider four-day week

22 Jun 2020

A group of cross-party MPs has written to chancellor Rishi Sunak asking him to consider a four-day working week.

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More than a quarter eating less healthily during lockdown

22 Jun 2020

More than a quarter of people say they have been eating less healthily during the weeks of lockdown, with stress,...

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Two in five were lonely before lockdown

12 Jun 2020

Two in five UK adults felt lonely before the coronavirus lockdown had even begun, prompting fears that the ‘epidemic’ of...

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WFH: Six pillars of effective homeworking

12 Jun 2020

During the current pandemic crisis, business leaders handling the avalanche of government legislation have had another issue on their minds...

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Mental health first aid

Talking about my generations – why mental health support needs to be for all ages

5 Jun 2020

With workplaces becoming increasingly multi-generational, it is important employers recognise that managing mental ill health requires strategies and interventions tailored...

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Two-thirds experiencing disturbed nights and sleep problems during lockdown

4 Jun 2020

The lockdown is having a considerable effect on workers’ sleeping habits, with almost two-thirds (63%) of people reporting that the...

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Four in 10 doctors struggling with mental health because of pandemic

3 Jun 2020

Four in 10 doctors (41%) working on the frontline of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic are experiencing poor mental...

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Be aware of ‘secondary trauma’ among key workers, IOSH urges

28 May 2020

Employers must be aware of and understand the symptoms of ‘secondary trauma’ and ensure those who have experienced distressing circumstances...

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One in four turns to alcohol to cope with work pressure, especially when working from home

28 May 2020

Employees are more likely to turn to alcohol when experiencing work-related stress at home than switch off their work phone,...

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Three-quarters of employers see demand surging for mental health support during pandemic

22 May 2020

More than three-quarters of employers have seen an increase in requests for mental health and wellbeing support since the coronavirus...

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Safe return to work will involve more than being ‘Covid-19 Secure’, suggests IOSH

22 May 2020

Companies must address all return-to-work health risks as business gradually open up following the lockdown, not just those directly related...

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Acas chief: Why kindness is key at times like these

19 May 2020

Acas chief executive Susan Clews outlines some of the key points from its new mental health guidance and highlights some...

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