Covid-19 linked to increased risk of mental health disorders

12 April 2021

The largest study yet conducted into the link between Covid-19 and mental health problems has revealed that about one third of Covid survivors have also received a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis within six months of infection.

Mental Health Act reform White Paper launched

13 January 2021

The Government has announced landmark reforms to be set out in its Mental Health Act (MHA) White Paper, which will provide more control over individuals’ care and treatment.

Covid-19, work-related stress and mental health survey

15 December 2020

To help improve its understanding of the impact that the coronavirus is having on employers and workers, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is carrying out two surveys regarding the impact of Covid-19 on work-related stress and mental health.

Liberty Protection Safeguards factsheets published

1 December 2020

Information about the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) system, which will be replacing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), has been published by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

When workers are SAD — beating the winter blues

10 November 2020

As staff enter the latest lockdown and this coincides with shorter, darker days, managers may find it useful to share information on how best to beat symptoms of the winter blues — or seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — wherever employees are working.