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Dr Tyna Taskila
02 May 2013
Dr Tyna Taskila responds to the latest study which reveals that a third of cancer patients lose an average of £860 in monthly income because of their illness.
Professor Stephen Bevan
17 April 2013
27 March 2013
A review the latest research report from The Work Foundation, the Bank Workers Charity and Robertson Cooper, looking into the well-being concerns of workers within the banking and finance industry.
Emma Mamo, Taking Care of Business Manager, Mind
21 March 2013
Emma Mamo, Taking Care of Business Manager at Mind, explains why considering employee mental health is vital for businesses and the practical measures she uses to manage employee mental health at Mind.
20 March 2013
A review of the impact that tax relief to employers – up to a limit of £500 per head - who help employees back to work after a period of absence.
19 February 2013
Approximately one in six workers in the UK are currently experiencing a mental health condition – most often anxiety, depression and stress. These conditions are a major cause of sickness absence and worklessness, resulting in 600,000 lost workdays each year.
04 December 2012
Carers Rights Day last week aimed to raise awareness and give advice to the 6.4 million people in the UK who are caring for members of their family, but many are having to choose between their caring responsibilities and their career.
29 November 2012
The Office of National Statistics launched the second set of national wellbeing data on the 20th November. The ultimate purpose of this project is to identify aspects of national life that could be improved through policy initiatives and/or targeted wellbeing interventions.
28 November 2012
The Staff Health Improvement project's new report, released today, argues that proactive board level leadership, strong organisational values that explicitly link to staff health and staff engagement are amongst the elements required for successful implementation of staff health and wellbeing values.
29 October 2012
A third of people in the UK say they would not be willing to work with someone who has a mental health problem. Despite the progress which has been made to raise awareness of mental illness in the UK, one of the biggest barriers to a breakthrough is stigma.
19 October 2012
This week I have been chairing the 4th Annual Fit for Work Summit in Brussels. The Fit for Work programme is a 35-country study which has been examining the burden of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) on the health and productivity of working-age people across Europe, Australasia, North America and parts of Asia. Over 200 delegates from across the world spent two days hearing presentations from eminent clinicians, from patients, from policy-makers and from health economists. Their message was clear: MSDs in the workforce cost the EU over 240 billion Euros each year (up to 2% of GDP) and much more can be done to prevent the loss of productivity and the risk of social exclusion which they represent.
10 October 2012
On World Mental Health Day it seems appropriate to pause and to reflect both on what has been achieved in promoting better understanding of mental illness, and what is still to achieve. Today I spoke at an event with Health Minister Norman Lamb MP to draw attention to the issue of mental health at work and to highlight some of the excellent work which the Department of Health as an employer is doing to promote psychological wellbeing.
The 2012 CIPD Survey on Absence Management, published this week raises serious questions about the extent of presenteeism in the UK workforce.
07 September 2012
The demands of a charity director are high, particularly in the current climate where people have less to give to good causes.
My role as Director of the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) was my first in the charitable sector (I had 22 years in local government before this) and boy am I hooked already! I first developed a personal connection to NASS about 15 years ago when I was referred to them.
Professor Mike West
31 July 2012
Over 10 million working days are lost each year in the NHS because members of staff are unwell, equivalent to 14,500 staff. So the news, released last week, that days lost to absenteeism in the NHS came down by 390,000 last year is welcome.