Commentary and analysis

All items: Occupational health and wellbeing

  • Menopause support in the police sector

    31 July 2019

    We look at how the menopause can affect women working in the police sector and some of the initiatives that are being taken to support them.

  • Blurring of work and home life is the tip of the tech iceberg

    13 May 2019

    New technology is often hailed as the UK's economic saviour. But have we appreciated AI's potential for radically altering workplace relationships and impacting our mental health, asks Acas's Adrian Wakeling.

  • How should employers support returning mothers' mental health?

    9 May 2019

    Returning to work after maternity leave can be a stressful time for a new mother and managers should be alive to the signs of poor mental wellbeing. But such risks can be minimised when careful thought is given to training, communication and flexible working opportunities, as Boma Adoki explains.

  • Trauma and stress: Supporting workers' families

    19 February 2019

    We explore the potential impact of workers' exposure to traumatic events and other stressful environments on their families and look at some of the measures that employers can take to support those families.

  • Ten ways employers can maximise their occupational health spend

    7 December 2018

    Occupational health can bring significant expertise to bear on a wide range of workplace health and wellbeing challenges. But, like anything, an organisation's OH provision is only as good as how it is managed and supported. Charles Alberts outlines 10 ways for employers to optimise their OH provision.

  • Mental health support: moving beyond the hashtag

    17 July 2018

    A new framework from Acas has highlighted how employers, managers and individuals all have a role to play in tackling mental health concerns. Gill Dix and Abigail Hirshman explain how businesses and employees can benefit from adopting it.

  • Why the heatwave can be bad for productivity

    28 June 2018

    The Met Office has warned that parts of Britain will be hotter than the Sahara this week. But how does the heat affect the way our brains function, our performance and wellbeing? Neuroscientist Dr André Vermeulen explains.

  • What is occupational health? A guide for HR and line managers

    31 August 2017

    This article is intended as a resource to help explain occupational health's role to HR or line managers. It may be particularly useful for HR managers who are relatively new to working with occupational health, and who might be working with SMEs with access to a contracted OH provider.

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