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.


GPs see 13.5% increase in fit notes for mental health issues

Thousands more fit notes were issued by GPs in England in the second quarter of last year, including a 13.5%...

Staff lose 30 days a year due to sickness absence and ‘presenteeism’

15 Jan 2018

Employees lose an average of 30.4 working days a year due to sickness absence and underperformance at work due to...

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Blue Monday: Prioritise mental health support to reduce absence

15 Jan 2018

On “Blue Monday”, employers have been reminded to make workers’ mental health a priority in order to reduce absenteeism.
Absence...

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Don’t let toxic workplace habits get in the way in 2018

22 Dec 2017

Addiction doesn’t have to mean substance dependency – many people have established toxic workplace habits that can make them unhealthy...

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Boardroom leadership is the key to lower employee stress

2 Nov 2017

Evidence shows that leadership style has a major impact on levels of employee stress. Juliette Alban-Metcalfe, an occupational psychologist and...

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HR horrors: How to flee four frightening scenarios

31 Oct 2017

Halloween is upon us, but what are the most common HR horrors and how should employers deal with them? Alexandra...

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Mental health at work review calls for legal changes as thousands lose jobs

26 Oct 2017

A high-level review of mental health at work has found that 300,000 people lose their jobs every year due to...

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How HR can help in a tough financial climate

30 Aug 2017

With an estimated one in eight workers living in poverty and many employees feeling the squeeze of below-inflation pay awards,...

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Wellbeing @ Work Event

How happiness helped Boundless grow in leaps and bounds

29 Aug 2017

Teamwork and mindfulness at work helped rebrand membership club Boundless and transform its culture. CEO Carl Fillery, a speaker at...

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Creating a climate of psychological safety in the workplace

29 Aug 2017

Psychological safety in the workplace is important for a healthy corporate culture, and can help boost mental health and profit....

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Gambling problems: Reducing the risk of corporate fraud

29 Aug 2017

Gambling has become more accessible than ever, with betting shops boasting machines that consume hundreds of pounds in minutes. Some...

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The law and mental health in the workplace

5 Jul 2017

Employers must get to grips with mental health in the workplace with politicians focusing on the issue and recent case...

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How coaching staff can help them deal with change and stress

2 Jun 2017

Coaching employees experiencing mental health problems at work can not only prevent and manage stress, but help people flourish, says...

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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How would scrapping the 12-month mental health requirement affect employers?

15 May 2017

Proposed changes by the Conservatives could see people with shorter-term mental health issues protected by disability discrimination laws. Yvonne Gallagher...

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