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    Burnout is dangerous risk to functioning of NHS, hears inquiry

    Nearly half (44 per cent) of NHS workers report feeling unwell because of work-related stress, according to a survey which went out to 1.2 million NHS employees.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 June 2021

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    Making waves: nurturing young minds at sea

    A UK charity is helping young people with mental health issues to build self-confidence and trust through surfing.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 June 2021

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    Mental health first aid training should be a legal requirement

    As we look back at the 20th century, it is clear that our understanding of physical health grew exponentially, from the now common use of X-rays to the lifesaving vaccines which have defined the past year in our battle against Covid.

    By Dean Russell MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Watford on 29 April 2021

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    Supporting mental health in a post-Covid world

    Supporting the mental wellbeing of your staff pays real dividends – both for your people and your business, says former health minister and mental health campaigner Sir Norman Lamb.

    By Sir Norman Lamb on 20 April 2021

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    Mental Health First Aid training could become law

    A new Bill that would make ‘mental health first aid’ (MHFA) training in the workplace a legal requirement has moved onto its second reading in Parliament.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 April 2021

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    Airborne transmission risk for healthcare workers, PM told

    The Prime Minister must update guidance for healthcare settings to include the risk of airborne transmission, a coalition of doctors and academics have said.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 March 2021

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    Mental health disorders affect 1 in 3 Covid survivors, study finds

    One in three people who have recovered from coronavirus have also received a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis within six months of infection, a study from Oxford University has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 April 2021

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    Mates in Mind and IES win Occupational Health Research Award

    Mates in Mind and the Institute for Employment Studies have been awarded £25,000 to research the pressures and mental health issues that self-employed tradespeople may suffer.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 March 2021

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    Why good data is crucial for an effective wellbeing programme

    There is a tremendous wealth of evidence supporting the importance of wellbeing in the workplace, and with Covid-19 continually reshaping how we work and where we work – with significant impact on employee wellbeing – we are seeing accelerated trends in workplace wellbeing.

    By Stephen Haynes, Mates in Mind on 01 February 2021

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    Female doctors given masks made for men, says BMA

    The British Medical Association says it has received sustained reports from female doctors ‘struggling to find respirator masks that pass fit testing’, compromising their safety from coronavirus.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 January 2021