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Chief Medical Officer: More must be done to help those with mental illness to stay in work

  The Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO) annual report focusing on the mental health of the nation, which was published on 9 September 2014, has made 14 recommendations to improve public mental health services. Specifically, the report makes a number of … Continue reading

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Dry January – going alcohol-free to improve health

Many people across the UK waved goodbye to alcohol at the end of 2013 and embarked on ‘dry January’ – 31 booze-free days. In fact, currently over 17,000 people have signed up to the Dry January challenge, and many more … Continue reading

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Work is the biggest cause of stress

Research commissioned by Mind and carried out with over 2,000 people has found that work is the most stressful factor in people’s lives with one in three people (34%) saying their work life was either ‘very’ or ‘quite’ stressful (compared … Continue reading

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Mental illness – stigma and the need to talk

Articles published across the UK media last week have launched the issue of mental illness into the limelight once again. Michael Johnson, a Manchester City FC midfielder, who has been in the news recently because of reports of his alcohol … Continue reading

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Employers’ roles in dealing with employee stress

The British Academy was inspired to carry out research into work-related stress (‘Stress at Work’) on the basis that the evidence of work stress began emerging during the 1990’s, a period of relative economic prosperity. So what would stress levels … Continue reading

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Bipolar disorder thrown into the limelight

Today many of us awoke to the news that Catherine Zeta Jones had made public her bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is often caused by periods of prolonged stress and, if untreated, can lead to psychological instability an inability to work … Continue reading

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