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.
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.
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.
Employers should make their employees' financial wellbeing a central part of their strategy, according to a report by Willis Towers Watson.
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.
The Government has announced that Fit for Work assessment services will close next spring, following low referral rates.
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.
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.
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.
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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