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  • GPs see 13.5% increase in fit notes for mental health issues

    Date:
    23 February 2018
    Type:
    News

    Thousands more fit notes were issued by GPs in England in the second quarter of last year, including a 13.5% increase in diagnoses for mental health issues.

  • Podcast: Long-term sickness assessments after the demise of Fit for Work

    Date:
    23 February 2018
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Eversheds Sutherland partner Naeema Choudry joins us to discuss the demise of the Fit for Work assessment service and the options available to employers when assessing employees on long-term sickness absence.

  • Employers offering health and wellbeing benefits on the rise

    Date:
    9 February 2018
    Type:
    News

    The number of organisations with a designated fund for health and wellbeing benefits has risen by a quarter, following a marked increase in stress and other mental health conditions.

  • Business should put onus on employees' financial wellbeing

    Date:
    9 January 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Employers should make their employees' financial wellbeing a central part of their strategy, according to a report by Willis Towers Watson.

  • Don't let toxic workplace habits get in the way in 2018

    Date:
    22 December 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Addiction doesn't have to mean substance dependency - many people have established toxic workplace habits that can make them unhealthy and unproductive. Karen Meager and John McLachlan from Monkey Puzzle Training look at how employers can help staff make the right choices.

  • Fit for Work assessments to be scrapped

    Date:
    1 December 2017
    Type:
    News

    The Government has announced that Fit for Work assessment services will close next spring, following low referral rates.

  • How communication can support better mental health at work

    Date:
    21 November 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Employers are arguably more open to mental health conversations than ever before, realising the benefits of supporting staff through stress and anxiety. Jo Salter from PwC reveals how her company and other employers are keeping the lines of communication open.

  • Why employee happiness really matters, and how you can achieve it

    Date:
    13 November 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    How much value should be placed on employees' happiness and what impact does this really have on business success and profitability? Wendy Dean of Strategi Solutions Group explores the real drivers for engagement and how to foster them.

  • Boardroom leadership is the key to lower employee stress

    Date:
    2 November 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Evidence shows that leadership style has a major impact on levels of employee stress. Juliette Alban-Metcalfe, an occupational psychologist and CEO of Real World Group, looks at how leaders need to change to boost employee performance and improve mental health at work.

  • Mental health at work review calls for legal changes as thousands lose jobs

    Date:
    27 October 2017
    Type:
    News

    A high-level review of mental health at work has found that every year 300,000 people lose their jobs due to mental health problems, and calls for changes to the law to make employers' management of mental health more transparent.

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