Mental self-care during the Corona Virus pandemic

For all of us, the fear of this unprecedented pandemic is very real, but somehow [to me] feels very unreal, despite my medical background. Personally, it resembles the horrific ‘War of the Worlds’ 3 legged, one eyed Martian, getting closer and closer...

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AOHNP Response to MHF report on stress

This well-referenced report (81 are listed) based on a sample-size of 4,619, commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF), and undertaken by YouGov, provides yet more evidence that the workplace is a cause of stress and that more needs to be done by employers. Whilst the report explores several...

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A brief review of Adrian Massey’s book entitled Sick Note Britain

Written in 5 sections that address Sickness, Certification, Medicalisation, Workplace and the Law and Solutions with wonderfully entertaining sub-headings within each, this book is a must- read. Whilst of particular interest to those working in Occupational Health...

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Mental health: tackling it in the workplace!

The World Health Organization’s definition of health is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” They assert that physical and mental well-being is a human right...

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Time to talk day February 6 th 2020

During a stress awareness workshop for managers at a company I will call "macho, engineering and plenty of ex-army types" (MEPET) I admit to being concerned about its success! I am at the clean end of the organisation and provide Occupational Health (OH) support to...

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Does it have to be pink and fluffy? Men's health week June 13th - 19th 2016.

During a stress awareness workshop for managers at a company I will call "macho, engineering and plenty of ex-army types" (MEPET) I admit to being concerned about its success! I am at the clean end of the organisation and provide Occupational Health (OH) support to...

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Mental Health Series.

The idea of a PPE equivalent for mental health and safety was inspired between 2017 and 2019 whilst delivering mental health training within the construction and manufacturing sectors. PPE is about prevention, prevention of illness or injury and preventing litigation. Its purpose...

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