Mental health

Five ways HR can ensure health and safety in the workplace

Although health and safety at work has not always covered employee mental health and wellbeing, it now needs to. Every UK business has a duty of care to look after the health and safety of their...

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Employees encouraged to adopt mindfulness practices to improve wellbeing

A simple movement-based programme which encourages mindfulness while exercising has been shown to drastically increase workers’ mental wellbeing compared with exercising alone.

How employers can help the rise in psychosis referrals

There was a 75% rise in the number of people referred to mental health services for suspected psychosis between April 2019 and April 2021 according to new data from the NHS.

Avoiding the pitfalls of ISO 45003 for psychological health, safety and wellbeing at work

We have to applaud the release of ISO 45003, the first global standard on psychological health, safety and wellbeing at work.

HR at high risk of 'change fatigue'

Four in five people reported feeling exhausted by the ongoing uncertainty at work and in society in September this year, and HR is among the most at risk.

Party Conference Roundup 2021: what HR needs to know

This year’s Labour and Conservative party conferences have now come to an end. Back to in-person events for the first time in almost two years, the two parties set out their competing visions for a...

Mental health professionals ask employers to implement a right to disconnect

Almost half (45%) of employees have reported they feel they have to reply to work messages outside of working hours.

Breaking down the hidden stigma of mental health career gaps

There is no doubt that much has been done to broadly reduce the stigma of poor mental health, but in the working world, there is often still a culture of silence and shame that can impact a person’s...

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Monzo founder invests in anti-isolation app for hybrid workers

Monzo founder Tom Bloomfeld has invested in a wellbeing app targeting hybrid-working loneliness.

First psychological health and safety standard awarded to UK business

The British Standards Institution has awarded its first certificate for psychological health and safety at work.

Workers face ongoing burnout risk

In a continuing sign of the pandemic’s impact on mental health, one third (33%) of the UK workforce are expecting to feel tired and burnt out in 2022.

More action needed to address workers' money worries

HR directors have said financial concerns, compounded by the pandemic, are causing significantly more employee stress and better support is needed to address them.