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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 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

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    Poor mental health main reason for young people to quit work, says Deloitte

    Mental health issues are a strong driver for the ‘Great resignation’, with young people the biggest group quitting their jobs due to poor mental health, a new report has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 April 2022

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    Supporting mental health at work: getting started

    Given I am going to say that it helps us all if people can be open about their mental health, I am going to start by saying I have a mental health condition. I have depression and generalised anxiety.

    By Simon Stephen, Gowling WLG law firm on 31 March 2022

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    Mental and physical health: it's time to achieve parity

    The pandemic has accelerated the demand for change and created opportunities to make work better. We have seen rising levels of mental ill health, a trend that is likely to be long lasting, particularly among younger and more disadvantaged employee groups.

    By Louise Aston, Business in the Community on 18 March 2022

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    Self-employed construction workers need better mental health support

    The health, safety and wellbeing of construction workers has been a focus of government and employer attention in recent years because of its critical importance to preventing accidents. A sign of the success of this focus is that fatal incidents in the sector are now at their lowest level.

    By Sarah Meek and Stephen Bevan on 15 March 2022

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    'We wanted to create a positive culture surrounding mental health'

    Charlie HR, a firm which offers support packages for UK SMEs, introduced mental health or 'personal days' after a mental health audit revealed that half their team were using sick days to take time off for mental health reasons.

    By Luula Abdulkadir, Charlie HR on 07 February 2022

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    Return to work: the mental health risks

    Over the past 18 months we have seen some major changes in the world of work, with staff and employers having to adapt to staff working from home, and then returning to workplaces following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.

    By Charlotte O’Kane, Pinsent Masons LLP on 28 January 2022

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    Winter pressures mean good mental health support is crucial

    Reflecting on this time last year, there was much talk about ‘saving Christmas’. What we discovered also was that the cost was to be a January lockdown, with home schooling and stringent social restrictions that made last winter memorable for too many of the wrong reasons.

    By Kevin Bampton, BOHS on 14 December 2021

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    Time to talk

    Lone or remote working is something that many of us have experienced over the past year, while a great many more have been working alone for a while now.

    By Meg Moss, The National Counselling Society on 01 July 2021