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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
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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

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
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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.

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.
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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
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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”

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...
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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.
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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
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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

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
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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
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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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Scandinavian countries beat Britain on good work-life balance

Denmark and Sweden sit at the top of the list for finding the perfect work-life balance while the UK came in at an unlucky 13th position.
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HSE release Talking Toolkit to help employers manage work-related stress

The Health and Safety Executive has launched 'Talking Toolkit', an online resource which gives advice to employers on how to reduce work-related stress.
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Public sector workers more stressed than the private sector

Public sector workers are more likely to suffer from stress than those in the private sector according to a survey published on National Stress Awareness Day

New research reveals the most stressful London borough to work in

According to a recent survey, 59% of workers, in London specifically, said that working in the capital is stressful and causes anxiety
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Oxford University research finds that helping junior colleagues could help reduce anxiety

Research co-authored by Michael Gill, Associate Professor in Organisation Studies at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford has found that acting as a mentor to junior colleagues can help reduce anxiety 

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