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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 […]

Two new campaign partners to mark Stress Awareness Month

HSE’s Working Minds campaign welcomes two new partners during Stress Awareness Month, the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and See Me – Scotland’s national programme to end mental health stigma. SAMH has been supporting Scotland’s mental health for 100 years, and currently operates over 70 services in communities across the country, providing mental health social […]

Blog: Questions around wellbeing every business needs to ask itself

By Graeme Craig, Senior Industrial Issues Executive at the British Plastics Federation (BPF) When it comes to work-related stress, the link between wellness in the workplace and business performance is well documented. But for some businesses (particularly SMEs), having the resources and capability to create a culture of inclusivity and engagement to both attract and […]

Blog: understanding stress is key to managing it

By Ellen Plumer, Head of Outreach, Health & Wellbeing at Ben Most of us won’t ever be able to fully remove stress from our lives, it seems to be part and parcel of being human. However, it’s the level of stress we experience and how we deal with it that means the difference between coping […]

Podcast: lifting the pressure at work

Employers have a legal duty to take steps to manage work-related stress to support the mental health of their staff. In this podcast Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) policy lead for work-related stress and mental health, Rob McGreal, joins Francoise Woolley, Head of mental health and wellbeing at Acas, to discuss how organisations can: Be […]