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06 October 2017

When's The Right Time To Offer Mental Health Support?

When Edward called in sick because he was experiencing low mood after the death of a friend, he didn’t pretend he had a migraine or food poisoning. He said he felt really flat and depressed and couldn’t face coming into work that day because one of his best friends had died. His manager offered his condolences and used the day-one absence management system to flag his absence as being mental health-related. Even so, no immediate support was offered and everyone assumed Edward would naturally recover. He didn’t.

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07 June 2017
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Three Ways To Support Bereaved Employees

It’s difficult to know what to say to someone who’s lost a loved one, especially if the loss was unexpected or the result of a terrible accident or attack. So many of us are afraid to approach a pers…

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25 June 2015
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Monitoring mental health in the workplace

There is growing interest among businesses in monitoring employees' mental health. But who is responsible for this? And how best to achieve it without intruding into personal lives?

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14 May 2015
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Do we need to monitor employee mental health?

The idea of actively monitoring the psychological state of employees goes against every instinct we have in HR about respecting privacy and individuality...

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06 February 2015
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Are you ready to support workers affected by cancer?

This year, World Cancer Day (4 February 2015) ran with the tagline: 'not beyond us', emphasising what already works and all the positive ways Governments, health bodies and individuals can manage the …

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