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Government announces measures to tackle attacks on NHS staff

The National Health Service (NHS) will work with the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) under new government plans to better protect staff in England from attacks by patients and the public.

Stress cases hit 17-year high

The rate of stress and mental health problems among workers in Great Britain is the highest in 17 years, according to the injury and ill health statistics published yesterday by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

One in four admits leaving a job due to mental ill-health, survey finds

One-in-four employees has left a job because of mental health issues, according to an online survey by charity St John Ambulance.


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Table talk: mental health

We summarise an expert discussion convened by IOSH on how employers support mental health and the role of mental health first aider. 

Karl Simons, Thames Water

The London utility’s OSH and security head is driving down injury rates with a ‘culture of care’.

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.