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    What’s holding us back from managing stress?

    Have you ever told a colleague or manager that you feel stressed? Has a colleague ever told you that they feel stressed? If so, how do you feel it was handled?

    By Emma Slaven, Acas on 03 October 2023

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    Righting wrongs: tackling construction’s suicide epidemic

    Male construction workers in the UK are three times more likely to die by suicide than the national average, but creating an environment where workers feel comfortable talking about mental health and better project planning at the pre-construction stage to reduce time pressures on the workforce can help protect workers’ mental wellbeing.

    By Nicola Hodkinson, Seddon Construction on 02 October 2023

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    People of all ages no longer see mental health as ‘taboo’ finds report

    Eight in ten Britons say they would be comfortable discussing mental health with a friend if they were experiencing problems, according to a new report, which claims there has been a ‘sea change’ in attitudes towards mental health.

    By on 22 September 2023

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    Migraine at work: a real pain

    Migraine can have a detrimental impact on people’s working lives, but employers can significantly reduce the impact through approaches like allowing staff to work flexible hours to cope with the symptoms and providing quiet areas where workers can recover from a migraine attack.

    By Steph Weatherley, the Migraine Trust on 01 September 2023

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    The role of evidence in workplace safety and health

    By Dr Sarah Cumbers, Lloyds Register Foundation on 21 August 2023

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    2.5m adults in UK economically inactive due to long-term ill health

    More than 2.5 million in the UK are economically inactive due to one or more long-term health conditions, ONS data has revealed.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 August 2023

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    Farming Minister drives tractor to Parliament for mental health

    A government minister drove a tractor to Parliament last week to raise awareness of mental health in farming and rural communities.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 12 July 2023


    Learning from the past

    A new online archive of accidents to Britain’s railway workers between 1889 and 1939 seeks to remember those injured and killed – but also helps us to learn lessons about ways of changing and improving workplace safety culture, attitudes and practices.

    By Dr Mike Esbester, University of Portsmouth on 07 July 2023

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    Let me tell you a story...

    I recently addressed a room full of people waiting to hear if they had won an International Safety Award (ISA), at our gala dinner in London. This is something I do every year, so nothing unusual there.

    By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 02 June 2023

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    In the blood

    Inventors are dragging health screening into the 21st century. But should we be excited or worried about these powerful health intelligence tools?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 12 June 2023