Tags: Depression

What is Blue Monday and how to beat it.

Employees who are finding it increasingly difficult to disconnect from the demands of work in the post-festive season suffer mental health issues.

Dave Clemens: The best way to talk to employees with depression

If your organisation has, say, 100 employees, statistics indicate you’ll have about seven who suffer from depressive disorders. And if your organization is like most, the majority of your employees – including managers – have no clear idea of how to talk about depression to colleagues who are clinically depressed. Now, not every depressed person…

New report showcases top business’ solutions to tackle depression in the workplace

A group of major European employers today launch a report featuring fresh insights into the fight against depression in the workplace. Up to 55% of employees diagnosed with depression in Europe take time off work due to the illness – equating to more than 38 million people. BT Group plc, Deutsche Post DHL, H. Lundbeck A/S, Ogilvy…

Over 500 Greek men have committed suicide due to austerity measures

The effect of economic cuts on debt ravaged Greece included a dramatic rise in the number of men committing suicide, according to new research. The research, by Dr Nikolaos Antonakakis and Professor Alan Collins at the University of Portsmouth, is the first to examine the direct impact of fiscal austerity on suicide rates in any…

Childhood bullying can affect physical and mental health throughout life

The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to new research by King’s College London. The study is the first to look at the effects of bullying beyond early adulthood, and is published in theAmerican Journal of Psychiatry. The findings come from the British…

Mental health issues on the rise as more teachers suffer from stress

Education staff report a rise in mental health problems among colleagues over the past two years, according to a survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL). ATL surveyed more than 900 education staff about their mental health and the reasons for any problems, ahead of a debate at the unions annual conference. The…

Ambulance service ‘on verge of breakdown’ due to work related stress

UNISON, the UK’s largest health union is warning the ambulance service is on the verge of breaking down and that the consequences on patient safety could be dramatic. Tight targets, long hours and the physical demands of the job place an enormous burden on overworked ambulance workers according to a UNISON survey. The survey of 1332…