Investment in mental health more important than ever

7 October 2020

A health and safety professional body has urged businesses to invest in mental health programmes for staff, arguing that this is more important than ever in a world where working lives have changed due to Covid-19.

Returning to work after mental illness — how employers can get it right

2 October 2020

A new research study has called on employers to take a more tailored approach to work-related mental health, with greater focus on individual needs as well as good communication and support, in planning the return to work of staff following absence due to poor mental health.

Implementation of new Liberty Protection Safeguards delayed

12 August 2020

After accepting that the planned October 2020 implementation date of the new Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) was not possible during the Covid-19 outbreak, the Government has announced that full implementation will be delayed until April 2022.

Round the clock mental health support service for key staff

6 August 2020

Key workers — including staff in health and care, 999 services and also those in supermarkets, pharmacies, transport, catering and cleaning — can access round the clock mental health support as they continue to work on the frontline against the coronavirus.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 — be kind

19 May 2020

Kindness is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, currently taking place up to Sunday 24 May 2020, which aims to highlight the benefits of helping others to improve mental health and wellbeing and reduce stress during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.