mental health

Government consults on reducing ill health-related job loss and on labour market enforcement body

The Government has published two consultation papers this week which are of interest to UK employers.  The first paper – Health is everyone’s business – sets out the Government’s proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss.   The second paper – part of the Good Work Plan – proposes the establishment of a new single enforcement body for employment rights. Health is everyone’s business The issue of employee wellbeing and good physical and mental health is of paramount importance in the modern workplace.  In recent times, following on from the Stevenson/Farmer Review of Mental Health and Employers, the government has committed …

Government consults on reducing ill health-related job loss and on labour market enforcement body Read More »

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: Workplace Wellbeing

Yesterday saw the start of the UK’s 2019 mental health awareness week.  Many employers will use this as an opportunity to launch new workplace wellbeing schemes or to remind employees of the support they already provide, and to encourage staff to talk openly about their mental health.     But do these initiatives actually make a difference? Recognition of and action on the impact of mental ill health in the workplace has, without doubt, progressed in recent years.  However, statistics suggest that stress at work remains a growing problem.   According to the TUC, in 2017/18 in the UK 15.4 million working days …

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: Workplace Wellbeing Read More »