mental health

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    Presenteeism costing firms £29bn, says Deloitte mental health report

    Poor mental health is costing UK employers up to £45 billion, an increase of 16 per cent since it last investigated the issue in 2017, according to new analysis by Deloitte.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 24 January 2020

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    The sense of purpose

    Nicky Young’s experience of clinical depression gave her an understanding of what is needed to help people to be the best versions of themselves, both at work and in their personal lives.

    By Anna Ryland on 06 December 2019

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    Time for mental health

    If our desire to ‘turn back the hands of time’ is a forlorn hope, much of human history has been taken up by efforts to overcome time passing and things inevitably being forgotten.

    By Mike Robinson on 29 October 2019

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    Mad World in search of sanity

    A packed Mad World Summit on 9 October in London presented high- profile speakers, including comedian and campaigner Ruby Wax and BBC’s Kate Silverton, and the latest technology to help us confront poor mental health at work.

    By Matthew Holder on 18 October 2019

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    HSE announces it will inspect stress “if criteria are met”

    HSE has issued new criteria for investigating cases of work-related stress, saying that it will investigate if it receives evidence that a “number of staff are experiencing work-related stress or stress-related ill health (i.e. that it is not an individual case)”.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 October 2019

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    “We’ve got to encourage people to do better”

    These days, we might be more open about mental health, but it still takes courage to speak up about our own experiences.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 October 2019

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    Work is cause of mental health issues for two in five employees, says BITC

    BITC says it’s Time to Take Ownership after its report of the same name reveals a 'significant' rise in work-related mental ill health.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 24 September 2019

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    Beware the working dead: presenteeism, a sacrifice too far?

    We've all been there. You're at work but your mind is not only not on the job, it's not even in the building. Concentration shot, an insistent headache thumps in time to clattering keyboards and you haven't written or said a constructive thing all afternoon. Welcome to presenteeism.

    By Matthew Holder, British Safety Council on 11 September 2019

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    Workers fake illness rather than disclose mental health issues, finds survey

    Workers are taking an average of four sick days a year due to mental ill health or stress, but lying about it to their boss for fear of being judged, demoted or sacked, finds a new poll.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 September 2019

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    Long hours, drugs and alcohol: survey reveals state of mental ill health in construction

    Mental health awareness has grown in the construction sector, but stigma is still putting people off seeking support, according to a new survey.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 August 2019