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    Starting the conversation on mental health at work

    Supporting workers’ mental health can reap benefits for a business, and one of the simplest ways to get started is to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable talking about their mental health and seeking help if they need it.

    By Claire Fleming (Mental Health Foundation) and Alison Pay (Mental Health at Work) on 06 December 2022

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    Managing psychosocial risks should have the same priority as managing physical risks 

    Half of people who are off sick from work are suffering from stress, depression, or anxiety.

    By Liz Goodwill, HSE on 06 December 2022

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    How you can make your workplace a place of wellbeing

    A variety of practical steps can help support good mental health at work – from highlighting company financial benefits that could ease employees’ money worries to making reasonable adjustments to support people experiencing a mental health problem.

    By Andrew Berrie, Mind on 02 December 2022

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    Poor mental health now accounts for half of all work-related illnesses, stats show

    Is your job making you ill? Today’s statistics would appear to offer a negative perspective on the impact that work is having on working people, especially in certain sectors.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 November 2022

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    Back to work scheme will connect therapists with job centre staff

    A £122 million programme will connect job seeker advisers and therapists to help people with mental health issues find work ‘easier and faster’, says the Department for Work and Pensions (DwP).

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 October 2022

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    Peter Kelly: man on a mission

    We meet Peter Kelly, Mates in Mind’s new head of programme to find out what he thinks about mental health at work, and the message he wants to get out to people.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 October 2022

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    Beating the bullies

    Bullying can have a detrimental effect on an employee’s mental wellbeing, but there are ways of preventing it – such as creating a culture that prioritises staff wellbeing over performance.

    By Dr Sam Farley, Leeds University Business School on 01 August 2022

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    PiLON: Putting our people first

    PiLON recently became a 10-time International Safety Award winner in the distinction category in the 2022 awards. It follows the social housing contractor’s win for best wellbeing initiative in the awards in 2021.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 July 2022

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    HSE ‘flexible’ new strategy to tackle new and longstanding risks

    HSE has announced a new ten-year strategy, which sees the regulator stepping out for the first time of its traditional model of overseeing work-related risk, to include advising on new risks which affect everyone such as climate change.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 May 2022

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    ISO mental health standard needs a multi-disciplinary approach

    Ensuring the psychological safety of the workforce is an increasingly important area of practice for occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals.

    By Phil Newton, Associate, Pinsent Masons LLP on 21 April 2022