New research from Rethink Mental Illness reveals just how far we have to go when it comes to making the working world comfortable for people with mental illness. They say that new figures show that people affected by mental illness are facing a ‘locked door’ of prejudice and misunderstanding that keeps them out of the Read more
Younger workers – those born since 1982 – in temporary roles are 29 per cent more likely to experience mental health problems compared to those in permanent jobs, the joint study from think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research and Business in the Community revealed. This likelihood increases to 43 per cent among those Read more
Many factors contribute to a person’s likelihood of developing a mental health condition, but the high demands of a leadership role, the squeeze on time for self-care and the fact that it can be lonely at the top, may combine to increase the risk.
A study of active musicians – including amateurs, students, professionals, and retired musicians – has found that they may have a high prevalence of food-related disorders, which could be explained by a combination of personality traits and the demands of the job.
The industry that plates up pleasure for patrons at every service is a melting pot of mental and emotional risk factors for staff.
Researchers argue that adolescents who experience this sort of family trauma — as well as those who see it happening all around them, and fear it will also affect their household — are at higher risk for mental-health problems such as depression and anxiety.
Kudos to web developer Madalyn Parker and her compassionate boss for helping us understand what “taking a mental health day” really is all about. Through this honest exchange, they took a strong swing at the stigma that too often still envelops illnesses of the brain.
Meeting deadlines and dealing with difficult situations is all part of office life yet the space in which employees get the hard work done can have a real impact on how they manage their workload.
Madalyn Parker sent an email to her team at work saying she’d be out of office for a few days to focus on her mental health. The response she received from her company’s CEO has sparked a larger discussion about what is a rarely-talked topic in the workplace.
Thousands of people on Twitter are responding to what this CEO said when his employee took a ‘mental health day off’
Madalyn Parker, a web developer from Olark Live Chat, took to Twitter to share what happened when she was upfront with her colleagues about taking sick leave for her mental well-being. Nearly 10,000 people have retweeted her latest tweet, and many are responding with their own stories — both positive and negative.
Nowadays, people are a bit more aware of how mental health treatment can help alleviate emotional upheaval. In fact, many police and fire departments have taken steps to make sure first responders are maintaining their emotional wellness throughout their careers.
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Many small business owners are already aware of the potential costs associated with workplace health and safety, but most don’t consider the risks to themselves and their employees outside of typical workplace accidents.
Our findings demonstrated that DACA was opening new educational and employment opportunities for recipients, improving individual lives and boosting local economies. DACA led to an overall decrease in stress, helping them to perform better in their jobs and in their studies.
Perhaps no endemic workplace condition causes more anguish among employees than the culture of contrived urgency, the ginned-up atmosphere of crisis, in which everything—every project, every report, every meeting—is an urgent priority, superseding all the other urgent priorities before it in the long queue.
In a first for Fife, those who have experienced mental ill health will be given specialist support to find a constructive activity. This could include paid employment, volunteering, further or higher education and greater engagement with the community. The move has been seen as a significant step to offering a full service to people with Read more
Mental health awareness is on the rise in fire stations across the state, but an NBC Bay Area investigation found some departments still lack critical services.
According to mental health charity Mind’s survey found 42 percent of staff have thought about resigning over workplace stress, and 14 percent have done so. But it’s not just workers who are suffering – poor mental health is costing employers, too.
The survey by Deakin University aims to find out more about the mental health and stress suffered by fishermen working in the industry.
More employers are open to offering job opportunities to persons recovering from mental health conditions, said a train-and-place centre for such persons in Singapore.
It’s been ten years since the Nowak debacle, and NASA hasn’t forgotten about mental health. Last year, scientists working for the Human Research Program at NASA released their latest evidence report on mental health in space flight. Read more.
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…