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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

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    Health workers need vaccine urgently, says Unite

    Unite has called on government and NHS England to set out its strategy for vaccinating all frontline health workers, including security guards and cleaners as well as doctors and nurses.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 January 2021

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    Nearly one in five Covid-19 sufferers develop mental health issues

    Research into psychiatric treatment for Covid-19 sufferers is now urgent say authors of a new study which found nearly one in five people diagnosed with the virus are diagnosed with a psychiatric condition within three months.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 November 2020

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    Becky Adlington speaks out on burnout

    Former Olympian Becky Adlington says it was like ‘going into a hole’ when reaching burnout as a young swimmer.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 October 2020

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    Depressive symptoms emerge among the "previously well" in pandemic

    Almost one in five adults (19.2 per cent) experienced some form of depression during the coronavirus pandemic in June 2020; nearly doubling from around 1 in 10 (9.7%) before the pandemic, official statistics show.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 20 August 2020

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    MHF urges for cross-governmental approach to mental health recovery

    The government should draw up a Covid-19 mental health recovery plan and publish a green paper on wellbeing, a new paper has argued.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 July 2020

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    Improving the mental health of Indian workers

    With research from the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative suggesting that as many as one in seven Indians may be affected by mental health problems, there is a pressing need to support and improve the mental wellbeing of the population, including all workers.

    By Gajal Gupta on 10 June 2020

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    Why decontamination is crucial to combatting Covid-19

    In the months since the first case was identified in the UK, the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a profound impact on individuals, industries and our healthcare system.

    By Tautvydas Karitonas, Inivos on 08 June 2020

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    Renown to pay £750k for deaths of fatigued workers

    A welding firm has been fined £450,000 plus costs for fatigue management failures that resulted in the deaths of two of its workers.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 May 2020