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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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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and work

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition characterised by recurring distressing memories, flashbacks and other symptoms after suffering or witnessing a traumatic event. It can develop after being involved in, or witnessing, a serious trauma. PTSD can develop immediately after … 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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National Stress Awareness Day 2012

Wednesday 7 November 2012 is National Stress Awareness Day organised by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA). Economic uncertainty and the fear of job losses are putting a strain on many workers both in the workplace and at home. None … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day 2012 – depression

Today – Wednesday 10 October 2012 – is World Mental Health Day. The aim of this day is to raise public awareness about mental illness by promoting: open discussion of mental disorders; investment in prevention, promotion and treatment services. The … Continue reading

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Legislation and discrimination against people with mental illness

Earlier this year the Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill was introduced to the House of Lords with the aim of reducing the stigma and negative perceptions associated with mental illness by repealing certain pieces of legislation that are considered to prevent … 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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