Millennials report higher rates of depression than any other generation and are now the biggest sector of the workforce, creating new challenges in work culture and mental health treatment.
According to a document prepared for Bristol City Council, 54 per cent of people in the city who claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) – formally called Disability Allowance – do so on the grounds of mental illness.
Low-Wage Workers Health Project says low-income workers face more than physical impacts on their health. There are also psychosocial problems, like workplace violence and discrimination that blur the boundaries between work and non-work.
When people talk about entrepreneurship, most of the discussions revolve around the sense of fulfillment or satisfaction they get from building something out of nothing. While this may be true, there’s another side to going into business for yourself: the price you pay. Read more…
People who work for bosses who display psychopathic and narcissistic traits not only feel more depressed due to their bosses bullying behaviour they are also more likely to engage in undesirable behaviours at work. These are the key findings of a research team from the University of Manchester’s Business School. Read more…
It’s in bosses’ interests to have a mentally healthy workforce, yet most choose to look the other way: 56 percent of employers say they wouldn’t hire someone with depression if they knew about it.
As a member of a team of nine peer supporters that supports a robust volunteer program, rich learning can happen when volunteers and new peer supporters join the team. The consensus of team members is, “We can’t do it without our volunteers!” Both volunteers and new hires bring broader perspectives, enthusiasm, and the uncomfortable but Read more
Dr. Will Spaulding, a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said supported employment flips the old notion of treating symptoms of mental illness first, then helping someone find a job.
Survey of Australian workplaces finds almost three-quarters have no formal policy or procedure for managing staff mental health issues. The national mental health commissioner, Prof Ian Hickie, has said workplaces rely too much on “1970s-style” HR programs to help staff in distress rather than implementing comprehensive mental health policies.
When longtime former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed suit July 6 for sexual harassment against the network’s former boss, Roger Ailes, the public response was less than kind. There were expressed disbelief and rebuttals that she was fabricating her story in retaliation for being fired.
Imagine how you’d react if one of your employees crawled her way into your office with a broken leg or became visibly ill at her desk. You wouldn’t ignore her physical health or tell her that she really needs to keep her personal problems at home; you’d help her to the emergency room and ask Read more
Mental health is one of the last remaining taboos in the workplace. Yet one in six workers in the U.K. experience depression, anxiety or stress which is a significant portion of the workforce.
In April, the World Health Organization released a groundbreaking study that established a definitive link between mental health and economic productivity. The findings were both depressing and hopeful.
A large new study provides evidence that workaholism, along with harming wellbeing and health, also frequently co-occurs with clinical disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, and depression.
Unemployed people were more likely to land a job if they used skills commonly taught as part of cognitive therapy for depression, a new study found
When the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its most recent ranking of the 20 fastest-growing occupations in the United States, the list was filled with many different health care-related jobs.
To ensure students’ wellbeing, teachers need to feel confident about their own – so here are some mood-boosting tips.
Keeping mental health issues in the dark at work cannot only harm employees but damage company productivity and performance levels.
Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in the US, resulting in absenteeism, diminished productivity and increased turnover. Which legislative and employer-based policies are supporting workers, to strengthen businesses and the economy?
Everyone told me quitting my dream job was brave, but it felt like my only option.
Thousands of Houston-area peace officers report to work each day without proper certification that they are mentally fit for duty.
When something went wrong at the state’s child welfare agency, it was the low-level employees who took the fall. The agency is being pummeled by profound problems with child abuse deaths, foster care, and rising turnover among experienced workers.