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Occupational health and wellbeing

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  • Petition calls for compulsory mental health first aiders at work

    Date:
    10 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    Mental health campaigners and businesses have delivered a petition to Downing Street calling for it to be compulsory to have mental health first aiders at work.

  • Mental health presenteeism on the rise

    Date:
    10 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    People are more likely to turn up to work despite a mental health problem according to an annual survey of employees' attitudes to sickness absence.

  • Money worries have knock-on effect on staff health, a quarter of employers say

    Date:
    8 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    One in four organisations have seen employee health issues arise because of money concerns, yet almost half do not plan to offer any form of financial education.

  • Take part in our employee wellbeing survey

    Date:
    2 October 2018
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR is conducting research looking at employer practice when implementing employee wellbeing initiatives, and we would like to invite you to take part.

  • Podcast: Mental health first-aiders

    Date:
    7 September 2018
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss the role and importance of having mental health first-aiders in the workplace.

  • Sickness absence dropped to record low in 2017

    Date:
    1 August 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    The average number of sick days taken fell to an all-time low last year, as the CIPD warns "unhealthy" working practices such as presenteeism continue to be overlooked by employers.

  • Managing mental health

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Good practice guidance covering steps for employers to follow to help ensure a mentally healthy workplace, and the business case for taking action on the mental health of the workforce.

  • Nearly half of employees do nothing to tackle work-related stress

    Date:
    30 July 2018
    Type:
    News

    Almost half (48%) of workers in the UK do little or nothing to relieve work-related stress, a survey has found, often due to a lack of free time.

  • Mental health support: moving beyond the hashtag

    Date:
    17 July 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    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.

  • Webinar: Managing mental health in the workplace

    Date:
    16 July 2018
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Promoting mental wellbeing at work is crucial not only to the health of your workforce, but ultimately the success of your business. A lack of support and understanding around mental health can lead to increased sickness absence, raised staff turnover and a loss of productivity.

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