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New mini-game launched for Working Minds

As part of Stress Awareness Month this April, we’ve launched a new mini-game designed to put your knowledge on workplace stress and associated legal requirements to the test. The challenge is simple. Chart your own way up to the top of the board while answering questions on stress. Collect the green resources to boost your […]

Lights, Camera, take Action on work-related stress this World Mental Health Day

This World Mental Health Day, we’re welcoming three new partners to our Working Minds campaign, which encourages workplaces to take action on work-related stress and mental health. New Working Minds partners for the entertainment & leisure sector The three new partners are the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT), the British Association of Leisure Parks, […]

Road Haulage Association joins HSE’s Working Minds campaign

More needs to be done to protect Britain’s HGV drivers from work-related stress. HSE’s Working Minds campaign has been launched in the transport sector with the Road Haulage Association (RHA) joining as a partner to help raise awareness of legal duty and the support and resources available. Stress, depression or anxiety is now the number […]

Farm Safety Week 2023

Farm Safety Week 2023: Let’s make our farms safer Farm Safety Week is back, and this year’s theme is “Farm Safety Starts with You.” The annual event, which this year runs from 17-21 July, is an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of farm safety and remind those working in agriculture of the simple […]

Blog: Supporting good mental health at work with care and compassion

By Chantelle Wilson, Policy Advisor in the Work-related Stress and Mental Health Policy Team at the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Prior to joining HSE’s Stress & Mental Health at work policy team, I worked in a range of different settings providing psychological support. I have learnt so much from these experiences, both as an […]

Blog: Leading by example to remove the stigma around workplace mental health

By Rachel Bottomley, Improvement Officer at See Me Scotland In the last couple of years, we’ve definitely seen a positive shift in attitudes around mental health and mental health problems. But unfortunately, mental health stigma and the fear of discrimination are still big reasons why people hesitate before asking for help at work. There is […]

Blog: Organisational versus Individual risk assessments

By Rob McGreal, Policy Advisor and Lead for work-related stress and mental health at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Employers often tell us that they’ve done an individual risk assessment on a worker and, when you dig into the background, you wonder why they’ve not assessed the situation for everyone! Risk assessments are required […]

Podcast: Transport Safety in Farming

New podcast for the farming industry Working vehicles such as tractors, telehandlers, combine harvesters and ATVs are vital to the day-to-day operations on British farms. But the number one cause of deaths in agriculture is incidents involving moving vehicles. In this podcast HSE’s Agriculture Sector Lead, Adrian Hodkinson, is joined by safety instructor and farmer, […]

Blog: Mental health in the workplace – opening up the conversation

By Emma Mamo, Assistant Director of Workplace & Business Development at the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) We all have mental health – it exists on a spectrum. We move up and down the spectrum for any number of reasons. The protective and risk factors for our mental health are often the inverse of […]