mental health

    PC Dean Russell 2019

    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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    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


    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