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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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    Managing mental health during coronavirus - experts at WHO share insights

    Stressed? You're not alone. Coronavirus is creating anxiety for many of us, whether it's job losses or fear of them, to illness and the uncertain end date to all of this. Our mental health and wellbeing is being tested.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 March 2020

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    Coaching Construction

    Teaching stress management to an all-male audience of haulage and logistics workers can be a tough gig.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 February 2020

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    Caring for head and mind

    When Mates in Mind was founded in 2016, it was evident that the workers in the construction industry were experiencing a greater-than-usual risk of suicide, while stress and depression were cited as some of the causes.

    By Iris Cepero on 24 February 2020

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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