Nursing Celebration at the Maudsley – a day to reflect on NHS staff wellbeing

Anyone with access to my diary would see that I enjoy speaking regularly at a diverse range of conferences. I find reaching different audiences rewarding and, whilst the topics are often overlapping, I maintain a discipline of refreshing material to try and keep the messages engaging. I had accepted an invitation to speak at an […]

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Employers must take their responsibilities towards employee mental health more seriously

supporting employee mental health better

Today I am returning to the vital issue of mental health at work. Not only because this is an essential responsibility for employers, but also in response to the recently-released Business in the Community (BiTC) Mental Health at Work 2019 Report. Last year, I described the findings as worrying. This year, I am dismayed – […]

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Supporting Nurses’ Mental Health – opening doors to improvement

Nurses mental health - a doorway

“Opening Doors – addressing the mental health of nurses and their patients” was the ambitious target of a webinar by C3 Collaborating for Health in which I participated this month.    C3 is an inspiring charity that I have written about before, which campaigns to raise awareness of causes of early death, disability and illness.   The webinar event was […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Calling on employers to cease ‘Ostrich’ approach to Mental Health at work

In Mental Health Awareness Week, I am struck by how easy many employers find it to simply act like ostriches around mental health at work. Many research statistics over the years have highlighted that mental ill-health is not unusual in any way. We all ‘have’ mental health, and very many of us will have adverse […]

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Business in the Community 2018 Mental Health at Work report

Out today! The Business in the Community 2018 Mental Health at Work report, which findings include although 85% of managers acknowledge that employee wellbeing is their responsibility, only 30% receive any training. Ahead of World Mental Health Day on the 10th October, Business in the Community are calling on employers to talk about mental health […]

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Mental health conditions are the single most widespread cause of long term absence

The latest CBI Absence and Workplace Health Survey published in July of this year stated that Absence is costing the UK £14 billion a year. With National Stress Awareness Day in November, it is also interesting to note that the report also states that; Mental health conditions are the single most widespread cause of long-term […]

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