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Occupational health and wellbeing

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  • Date:
    12 April 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Many men and women still view menstruation as a taboo topic and feel uncomfortable talking about periods, even though they affect 51% of the UK population at some point in their life. Natalie Taylor looks at whether period pain can constitute a disability and at ways employers can support women with more severe symptoms.

  • Webinar: Tricky sickness issues - your questions answered

    Date:
    28 March 2019
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Darren Newman discusses tricky sickness absence related issues, including the relationship between sickness absence and disability discrimination, and the steps you can take to support an employee's return to work.

  • How Mediacom created a team of mental health Allies at the core of a supportive culture

    Date:
    12 March 2019
    Type:
    Case studies

    Mediacom talks to XpertHR about ensuring the organisation offers a safe space where staff can share mental health concerns, which includes the provision of a team of mental health "Allies" to support the workforce.

  • Vodafone offers staff who experience domestic abuse additional leave

    Date:
    7 March 2019
    Type:
    News

    Vodafone Group is to offer all staff who experience domestic abuse 10 days' additional paid "safe leave", after it found almost a third of workers in the UK had experienced domestic abuse in some form.

  • 'Proactive' OH service needed to improve NHS staff wellbeing

    Date:
    21 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    More support and a "proactive" occupational health service is needed to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of the 1.4 million NHS staff who work in some of the "most challenging conditions imaginable", Health Education England (HEE) has urged.

  • Trauma and stress: Supporting workers' families

    Date:
    19 February 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    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.

  • Four out of five police officers feel stressed or anxious

    Date:
    14 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    Seventy-nine per cent of police officers say they have felt feelings of stress and anxiety in the past 12 months according to a Police Federation of England and Wales survey of its members.

  • Podcast: Wellbeing in the workplace

    Date:
    8 February 2019
    Type:
    Audio and video

    A round-up of XpertHR's latest research on employee wellbeing in the workplace, including the reasons employers introduce initiatives, programmes that have the most impact on employee wellbeing and challenges to introducing measures in this area.

  • Managing mental health

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated to include case studies about the mental health initiatives implemented by three organisations.

  • Flexible working doesn't diminish mums' chronic stress

    Date:
    28 January 2019
    Type:
    News

    Biological indications for chronic stress are 40% higher in women bringing up two children while working full-time compared with colleagues with no children.

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