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Rise in workplace stress linked to poor management, survey finds

Employers are being urged to invest more in training line managers, so they are confident and competent to support staff who are struggling to cope, after a survey found stress was a growing problem in UK workplaces. 

Mental health support to be offered to NHS staff around the clock

National Health Service (NHS) workers could be offered 24-hour mental health support under government plans to reduce sickness absence rates and improve staff performance and retention. 

The Priory admits safety breach and faces multi million pound fine after teen’s death

Mental health care provider The Priory Group has indicated that it will plead guilty to breaching s 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act after a teenage patient died at one of its hospitals.


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Lone worker Special: Lone but not alone

Reduced contact with remote and lone workers makes supporting their wellbeing and spotting early symptoms of mental health problems harder. 

Network Rail: Fast track to recovery

Britain’s railway network operator is sending its traumatic incident management standard down the line.  

Heather Bryant, Balfour Beatty

The resurgent infrastructure and construction services group’s OSH head is driving down accident rates with carefully phased programmes.