Mental health

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    School inspections take toll on teachers’ mental health, finds report

    A new schools inspection system is needed which prioritises the wellbeing of teaching staff and schoolchildren, the sister of headteacher, Ruth Perry, who took her own life has said.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 November 2023

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    Mental health – the invisible adversary for HGV drivers

    Long and lonely hours at the wheel can wreak a heavy toll on the mental wellbeing of HGV drivers, so it’s essential haulage companies do everything they can both to reduce the work-related causes of stress and create an open and accepting environment where drivers feel comfortable reaching out for support with their mental health.

    By Kate Gibbs, Road Haulage Association on 07 November 2023

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    Stimulating talks at MAD World, but audience brings much to the party

    There has always been a buzz about MAD World, the conference that stands for Make A Difference, held on 12 October in London.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 16 October 2023

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    Why you should talk about mental health at work

    As World Mental Health Awareness Day (10 October) approaches, it has never been more important that we all work together to eradicate the stigma and silence around mental health in the workplace, and vitally, that we start the conversation.

    By Sarah Meek, Mates in Mind on 05 October 2023

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    Righting wrongs: tackling construction’s suicide epidemic

    Male construction workers in the UK are three times more likely to die by suicide than the national average, but creating an environment where workers feel comfortable talking about mental health and better project planning at the pre-construction stage to reduce time pressures on the workforce can help protect workers’ mental wellbeing.

    By Nicola Hodkinson, Seddon Construction on 02 October 2023

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    Why it’s important to support mental health, wellbeing and stress prevention at work

    Preventing stress at work and supporting employees’ mental wellbeing reaps benefits for workers and employers alike, and there’s a wealth of free advice and tools available to help you get started.

    By Ashleeka Mandil, Mental Health and Productivity Pilot on 05 October 2023

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    What’s holding us back from managing stress?

    Have you ever told a colleague or manager that you feel stressed? Has a colleague ever told you that they feel stressed? If so, how do you feel it was handled?

    By Emma Slaven, Acas on 03 October 2023

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    People of all ages no longer see mental health as ‘taboo’ finds report

    Eight in ten Britons say they would be comfortable discussing mental health with a friend if they were experiencing problems, according to a new report, which claims there has been a ‘sea change’ in attitudes towards mental health.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 22 September 2023

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    Migraine at work: a real pain

    Migraine can have a detrimental impact on people’s working lives, but employers can significantly reduce the impact through approaches like allowing staff to work flexible hours to cope with the symptoms and providing quiet areas where workers can recover from a migraine attack.

    By Steph Weatherley, the Migraine Trust on 01 September 2023

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    Small, yes, but mighty!

    Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. Organisations with under 500 staff employ just over 60 per cent of people working in the private sector in the UK.

    By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 14 July 2023