Can we confront mental illness with silence?

Dr Karen McDonnell, CFIOSH, CBiol MIBiol, MIPD, AIEMA looks at how mental illness in the workplace can affect everyday working and what employers can do to ensure enough support and help is offered. Irrespective of which particular piece of statistical evidence you consider the challenges of mental illness within the working population in Britain are... Continue Reading →

Coping with stress in turbulent times

This week marks the return of the annual European Week for Safety and Health at Work, which this year focuses on the issue of work-related stress. As we have discussed previously, stress and related illnesses are a major problem in workplaces, and are estimated to cost the UK economy a staggering £26 billion pounds each... Continue Reading →

Office workers: is your job killing you?

Here in the UK, nearly one in three employees work in an office of some description – around 10 million of us in total. While work related fatalities might not be as common amongst ‘desk jockeys’ as they are in other industries (see our shocking safety statistics infographic for more info) far too many people... Continue Reading →

Under Pressure: Managing work related stress – Part 1

Some people seem to thrive on it; others go to extraordinary lengths to avoid it. Love it or loathe it, one thing for certain is that in the modern workplace, stress is an unavoidable fact of life. However, stress itself is not an illness; we all need a certain level of stress to operate. Nevertheless,... Continue Reading →

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