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03 May 2013
Helping someone with cancer to stay in employment saves time and money by avoiding the need to recruit their replacement, and boosts loyalty and morale. Providing this support is easier than businesses may think.
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.
11 April 2013
People with long term or chronic conditions aren’t forgotten when the service comes into practice in 2014. Jenny Gulliford, a researcher on the recently published ‘Returning to Work: Cancer and the Health and Work Assessment and Advisory Service’, outlines her recommendations for government.
08 April 2013
An impact review as a result of the introduction of the Personal Independence Payment.
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.
Professor Stephen Bevan
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 March 2013
Returning to work can be a positive part of the recovery process for people with cancer, bringing with it physical, mental and social benefits.
What does recovery mean for people with mental health conditions? And how can we help overcome the barriers to recovery? This was the focus of the 'Mental Health: from strategy to reality' conference in Manchester last week.
Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, Mind
13 February 2013
People with schizophrenia tell us that they want to work and with the right support in place they can.
12 February 2013
Small changes can make the workplace a more supportive and accessible place for someone with a mental health condition - the Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill is a positive step forward.
Robert Elston, Chief Executive of Status Employment
11 February 2013
We can address the myths that surround psychosis and support employers to see such individuals as real people with real skills to help those living with schizophrenia into work.
Paul Jenkins, CEO of Rethink Mental Illness
Perhaps the biggest barrier of all facing people with schizophrenia trying to get into jobs is stigma. We need to see a fundamental shift in attitudes across society.
Dr Tyna Taskila
04 February 2013
World Cancer Day aims to raise awareness about the reality of living with cancer. The perception that cancer is a death sentence still widely exists, however, thanks to early detection and better treatment, cancer has increasingly become a chronic illness. Changing the image of cancer and breaking down myths related to cancer are key factors in the success.
12 December 2012
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) remain the single most important cause of absence from work among UK workers. With more support from public serices, this could all change.
30 November 2012
With the dust beginning to settle after the Work Programme’s first statistical release, we now have a bit of breathing space in which to drill deeper into the figures, particularly those regarding disability and mental health.