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    Health and Safety News

    Stress named top concern among workers

    By Jonathan Brown on October 24, 2016

    Stress named top concern among workers

    Stress in the workplace has reached record levels, research has found.

    Mental health issues, stress, depression or anxiety account for almost 70 million days off sick per year, the most of any health condition.

    TUC calls for change

    The TUC is calling for a “transformation” in how mental health issues are tackled.

    TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The message from the shop floor is clear, stress is becoming a bigger and bigger problem. Pressures of long working hours and low job security are being felt in workplaces across the UK.

    “It’s in no-one’s interests to have overstretched workforces. People who experience high anxiety are less productive and are more likely to take time off. Stress is preventable if staff have reasonable workloads, supportive managers and a workplace free from violence, bullying and harassment.”

    Employers urged to invest in first aid training in mental health

    Meanwhile, a report to mark World Mental Health Day on October 10 said the Government should take action to highlight both mental and physical first aid in the workplace.

    It urged employers to value mental health in the same way as they do physical health.

    Mental Health First Aid England, Mind and MP Norman Lamb issued a report saying there is growing evidence of a “death” of mental health provision in the workplace.

    Poppy Jaman, chief executive of Mental Health First Aid, said: “Our workplaces need to undergo a transformation. People are working increasing hours, with less resources, and under more pressure. Millions of employees feel unsupported and employers must act now to retain top talent and boost productivity.”

    She added that better access to support is vital for those living with a mental health issue.

    Source: The Mirror

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    Date Published: October 24, 2016

    Author: Jonathan Brown

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