Tag Archives: mental health

Fit for Work – health and work advice, health assessments and return to work plans

Sickness absence is a major problem for the UK economy – 131 million days were lost due to sickness absences in the UK in 2013[i]. It incurs significant costs for employers (e.g. the cost of temporary cover, lost productivity, etc.) … Continue reading

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Movember – will you be a Mo Bro this year to raise awareness of men’s health?

1 November 2013 sees the beginning of this year’s ‘Movember’. Movember has become a global movement that challenges men to grow a moustache for the 30 days of November in order to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Many men … Continue reading

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Are employers doing enough to tackle stress at work?

New statistics released by the mental health charity Mind this month, based on a poll conducted with 2,000 workers, have suggested that stressed workers are suffering in silence and employers aren’t doing enough to tackle stress.  The results of a … 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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Government announces extension of successful Health for Work Adviceline service

Yesterday, the Government published its response to the independent review of sickness absence jointly chaired by David Frost, former Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce and Dame Carol Black, National Director for Health and Work, which was published … Continue reading

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There is no exemption from mental health problems

It was reported in January 2012 that Leeds United defender Andy O’Brien was to resume training after receiving treatment for depression. In November 2011 he had refused to play in a match against Bolton, which led to his being disciplined. … Continue reading

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Tips for healthly staff and a healthy workplace

We’re becoming increasingly aware of the business benefits of keeping employees healthy and productive. But how can we actually achieve that aim? We’ve put together some practical tips for keeping the workplace (and the people who work in it) healthy. … Continue reading

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Health for Work Adviceline: 1 of 3 key steps to reducing negative impact of mental health problems

The costs of mental health problems to the economy in England have recently been estimated at a massive £105 billion, and treatment costs are expected to double in the next 20 years. It is clear that something has to be … Continue reading

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Mental health in the workplace

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 21-27 May and aims to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing with a particular focus on how doing good and helping others is good for mental health. One in four people … Continue reading

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