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Government announces plans to introduce new Mental Health Act

The government will introduce a new Mental Health Act to transform mental health care, following the publication of the final report from the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983
student mental health

Further intervention needed on student mental health

Higher education representatives have been told to take action on student mental health by the Education Secretary, Damian Hinds
workplace wellbeing

Workplace wellbeing predictions for 2019

Kelly Feehan, Service Director, CABA, compiles her thoughts on what the workplace wellbeing trends in 2019 may look like and why employers need to consider them seriously
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Brits approve plans for GPS to prescribe dance lessons to tackle loneliness

More than half (56%) of Brits have agreed with Prime Minister plans for GP's to prescribe dance classes to patients as part of a scheme to combat loneliness
informal carers

Millions of informal carers are under significant stress and financial strain

Research commissioned by WeMa Life has revealed that almost 8 million informal carers across the UK are under significant stress and financial strain
PLACEmaking

The decline of the traditional office: Are smarter ways of working the replacement?

With the traditional office lease in demise, Alison White of PLACEmaking looks at what is emerging as a replacement in terms of smarter working, including the impact on people and how support services need to be repurposed
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Mental health as a major European public health concern 

The European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have just issued their Health at a Glance: Europe 2018  joint report which looks at the state of mental health systems in EU countries
student loans

More than half of students face running out of money before next loan

Research by Campus Living Villages has shown that more than 50% of students are at risk of running out of money before their next student loan payment.
self-awareness

How self-aware are we in the workplace?

Only 10-15% of people are self-aware in the workplace. Does this apply to you? Maddy Keating, marketing specialist at MHR discusses self-awareness, or our lack of it.
feel lonely

Research reveals over half of Transport workers feel lonely

Over half of people (52%) working in the transport and logistics sector always, often or sometimes feel lonely according to new research released by the British Red Cross
mental wellbeing

How health spas are revolutionising mental wellbeing

Lab Spa explain how health spas offer an “escape from the pressures of London life by offering a tranquil space to workout and relax in”
Pfalzklinikum

The Werther effect – About the handling of suicide in the media

Vivien Kogler and Alexander Noyon from Mannheim University of Applied Sciences investigate suicidality, the Werther effect and the role of medial presentation in this context. As guest authors at Pfalzklinikum they summarized the subject of the thesis written by Vivien Kogler. The Werther effect is the mimicry of suicide after a...
education sector lonely

Six in ten people in the education sector feel lonely, says British Red Cross

The latest report from the British Red Cross has revealed that 60% of people working in the education sector either always or often feel lonely.
mental health training

Independent study reveals positive impact of mental health training

New research commissioned by IOSH, has shown that Mental Health First Aid training has significantly raised awareness about mental health in the workplace
health conditions

Support awarded to help people with health conditions stay in work

People with health conditions will receive further support to manage their health conditions at work, thanks to 19 innovative projects set to receive millions in government funding
rural areas

Resilience in rural areas through participation: Insight from a mental health provider

Pfalzklinikum, a service provider for mental health in the Rhineland-Palatinate in Southwest Germany with over 2,000 employees in 14 locations, provides an insight into what they call the new health in the village, that is a participation project fostering resilience in rural areas

Men more likely to suffer work-related mental health issues

New research from mental health charity Mind reveals that men are twice as likely to suffer mental health problems due to their job
mental-ill health at work

How common is mental ill-health at work?

Dr Zain Sikafi, CEO and co-founder, Mynurva, discusses how common mental-ill health at work is and how it can be appropriately managed in the workplace
tinnitus symptoms

Millions of brits are suffering with tinnitus

A hearing loss survey revealed that 1 in 5 brits are suffering from the most common tinnitus symptoms A survey of 2,000 adults, commissioned by Oticon, has revealed that tinnitus is affecting millions of brits and 21% of those have experienced symptoms such as ringing, buzzing or persistent noise in...
changing jobs

Why 98% of employees are changing jobs every 5 years

An increasing number of workers are placing more importance on job satisfaction and happiness rather than money and ‘a job for life’ with more of us changing jobs due to workplace unhappiness 

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