Mental health

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.

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.

How to support overseas employees through specific challenges

Today (10 September) is World Suicide Prevention Day. Being there for people, listening to them and offering support are all vital aspects in supporting mental health. Colleagues may be some of the...

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At the sharp end of the pandemic: Ali Mohammed interview

South East Coast Ambulance Service’s Ali Mohammed tells Jo Gallcher about the trials and tribulations of ensuring the service functioned during the pandemic, while protecting staff

How HR can spot signs of burnout

The story of how an employee was banned from work for two weeks after their employer spotted signs they were suffering burnout has gone viral on LinkedIn.

HR needs a summer holiday

School’s out and every B&B on the coast is booked up until mid-September. Summer is here and with it the changing of the lockdown guard: this time a lack of social distancing guidelines and removing...