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.


Loneliness among ex-military increases physical and mental health risk

Military veterans who feel lonely or isolated face an increased risk of developing mental and physical health conditions, research has...

Staff question level of mental health support offered by employers

3 Dec 2018

Four in 10 staff say their employer does not offer mental health support in any form, despite increasing awareness of...

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Young dementia patients more likely to face discrimination in low paid roles

27 Nov 2018

Lower paid workers who are diagnosed with dementia earlier in life are more likely to face discrimination or be dismissed...

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Employers urged to sign charter on domestic violence

26 Nov 2018

Employers are being encouraged to take a more supportive role on domestic violence.  
The GMB union is asking employers to...

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Mental health first aid presents ‘safety concerns’ for trained staff

23 Nov 2018

Researchers have identified “potential safety concerns” with widespread use of mental health first aid (MHFA), following recent pleas for the...

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OH should take a ‘gendered approach’ to tackling mental ill health

19 Nov 2018

Terms like “mental ill health” risk alienating men, and occupational health should focus on tackling more general health concerns to...

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Employers press Theresa May to make mental health first aid mandatory

19 Nov 2018

More than 50 leaders of some of the UK’s biggest employers have signed a letter urging the government to make...

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Over-50s least comfortable talking about mental health at work

16 Nov 2018

Workers aged 50 and over are the least comfortable discussing their mental health at work, suggesting that more still needs...

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Three in 10 men have experienced a work-related mental health issue

14 Nov 2018

Almost one-third (29%) men who work full time have suffered a work-related mental health issue of some sort, with almost...

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Breaking the mental health stigma (webinar)

12 Nov 2018

The business case for a mentally and emotionally healthy workplace is compelling, but how do you create that environment? One...

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Bodyguard PTSD

Portrayal of PTSD may damage veterans’ job prospects

9 Nov 2018

A government minister has blamed film and TV producers for promoting images of former armed forces personnel that may encourage...

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LGBT people avoid health checks ‘because of discrimination fears’

8 Nov 2018

More than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have experienced depression or anxiety in the past year,...

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stress in the workplace

Stress causes loss of sleep for nearly half UK workforce

7 Nov 2018

Work stress has led to nearly half of UK workers to look for a new job, according to new research...

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Flexible sick pay could help reduce financial worries

1 Nov 2018

Flexible sick pay, part-time sick leave and phased returns to work should be considered for employees who take absence for...

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Working days lost to stress increase by nearly a quarter

31 Oct 2018

The number of working days lost to stress rose by almost a quarter last year, suggesting that employers need to...

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