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One year of Working Minds: podcast with Prof Cary Cooper

HSE Chair, Sarah Newton is joined by one of the world’s foremost experts on wellbeing, Professor Cary Cooper in the latest episode of the HSE Podcast. Professor Cooper is the author/editor of over 170 books, has written more than 450 scholarly articles for academic journals, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and […]

One year of Working Minds: hear from our partners

Together with partners, we launched the Working Minds campaign one year ago today to call for a cultural change across Britain’s workplaces where stress, depression and anxiety are responsible for half of ill-health reports amongst workers. Since launch, the numbers of partners involved has more than doubled and we now have 1,000 people signed up […]

One year of Working Minds: IOSH becomes a partner

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has become the latest partner on the Working Minds campaign launched a year ago today. Working Minds calls for change across Britain’s workplaces where stress, depression and anxiety are responsible for half of ill-health reports amongst workers. Liz Goodwill, Head of the Work-Related Stress and Mental Health […]

Blog: calls for action are greatly needed

By Carole Spiers FISMA, FPSA, MIHPE, Chair, ISMA (UK) International Stress Awareness Week, 7-11 November 2002 I was pleased to see that the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have called for new measures to tackle mental health issues at work in a joint press release issued at the end of […]

Blog: we need proactive prevention every day

By Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity Working in construction can be extremely rewarding but also has its challenges. Over 87% of the workforce is male and over 50% of the sector is made up of self employed, agency staff or on zero hour contract workers. This means that it’s not always […]

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity joins Working Minds campaign

HSE’s Working Minds campaign has added to its partner roster with the addition of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity. Construction is one of the key focus sectors for the campaign and the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity provides a new route for Working Minds to raise awareness of how to prevent work-related stress and encourage good mental health. […]

Blog: The perfect psychological safety storm

By Kevin Bampton, CEO of The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS). No-one person who has been in management over the last thirty years will have been immune to the reality that mental illness is one of the most impactful phenomena on business continuity. Poor performance, difficult workplace relationships, absenteeism, bullying, misconduct and employer liability often […]

Pressure builds in construction as demand outweighs supply

Survey results published by Construction News show that the pressure to work to tight deadlines is the number one reason why workers say they are struggling at work.  The anonymous survey captures a picture of the mental health of UK construction workers and what has changed in recent years. It showed that external pressures of […]

Blog: stress and hospitality

By Kris Hall, Founder of The Burnt Chef Project Health and wellbeing can be influenced by work, both positively (spice of life) and negatively (burnout). Work can provide a goal and meaning in life. It can give structure and content to our day, our week, our year and our life. It can offer us identity, […]