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    How you can make your workplace a place of wellbeing

    A variety of practical steps can help support good mental health at work – from highlighting company financial benefits that could ease employees’ money worries to making reasonable adjustments to support people experiencing a mental health problem.

    By Andrew Berrie, Mind on 02 December 2022

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    Five top wellbeing initiatives of 2022

    These five top examples of innovative wellbeing initiatives that we have seen this year show how thoughtful and creative we can be when it comes to wellbeing.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 December 2022

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    Poor mental health now accounts for half of all work-related illnesses, stats show

    Is your job making you ill? Today’s statistics would appear to offer a negative perspective on the impact that work is having on working people, especially in certain sectors.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 November 2022

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    Study seeks 5 million volunteers to map UK’s health and better fight diseases

    Over three million letters are being sent out this autumn inviting members of the public to join a major new health research programme designed to help develop new ways to prevent, detect and treat diseases.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 November 2022

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    Back to work scheme will connect therapists with job centre staff

    A £122 million programme will connect job seeker advisers and therapists to help people with mental health issues find work ‘easier and faster’, says the Department for Work and Pensions (DwP).

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 October 2022

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    Peter Kelly: man on a mission

    We meet Peter Kelly, Mates in Mind’s new head of programme to find out what he thinks about mental health at work, and the message he wants to get out to people.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 October 2022

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    Businesses prepared to pay more for good H&S professionals

    Salaries for health and safety professionals are rising sharply throughout parts of the UK, with the profession enjoying a higher profile driven by the pandemic and the growth of wellbeing.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 31 August 2022

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    A healthier future for construction

    Wearable technology, greater employee involvement in decision-making and embedding risk reduction at the design stage of projects could all help boost the health of construction workers, according to a new report from IOM.

    By Nathan Baker, Institute of Occupational Medicine on 19 August 2022

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    What a scorcher! How well did we respond to the heatwave?

    So, how was the recent heatwave for you? That is not a flippant question. I ask it in the knowledge that, almost without exception, every person in the UK and a lot in Europe, will have experienced it in one way or another this summer.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 08 August 2022

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    Beating the bullies

    Bullying can have a detrimental effect on an employee’s mental wellbeing, but there are ways of preventing it – such as creating a culture that prioritises staff wellbeing over performance.

    By Dr Sam Farley, Leeds University Business School on 01 August 2022