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24 June 2013

Mental health protection for senior staff benefits all

The success of the Mental Health Discrimination Bill is part of an important shift in attitudes towards mental illness: that people who have had mental health problems should not be barred from taking on responsibilities (such as MPs and jury members, as well as leading private- and public-sector organisations). Unfortunately, there will always be levels of prejudice and discrimination against people with mental health problems, mostly unseen and untraceable.

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02 July 2012
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More Employees Seeking Help for Mental Ill Health

There has been a steep increase in the past two years in the number of staff turning to employee assistance programmes (EAPs) for help with mental health issues, according to data released to Occupati…

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25 February 2009
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Empower Staff to Tackle Stress

As the recession deepens and anxiety takes hold, OH can play a vital role in helping staff avoid falling victim to stress. Increased anxiety brought about by financial and job insecurity now pos…

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12 February 2009
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Wellbeing: Recession depression

Sally O'Reilly looks at the increasing evidence linking the economic downturn to workplace stress and mental ill health. Prime minister Gordon Brown may have made a "slip of the tongue", according …

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18 November 2008
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Employee Rehabilitation: Trade Secrets

When disaster strikes, getting employees back to work is an essential part of the recovery process, so employers need to invest time and effort in training managers and staff to deal with traumatic si…

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