Category Archives: Mental Health

CBI guidance: Health and wellbeing

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The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has published guidance (available here) on workplace health and wellbeing.  The CBI’s aim is for employers to better prioritise the health and wellbeing of their staff after finding that the scale of the UK’s mental health challenge is growing. The CBI considers that employers still need to do more…
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Mental health in the workplace – review

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A review, “Thriving at Work” (available here) on mental health at work has been recently published. The review was commissioned by the Prime Minister and its authors, Lord Stevenson and Paul Farmer (Chief Executive of Mind) believe that the UK is facing a mental health challenge at work which is much larger than they had…
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ACAS guidance: Mental health in the workplace

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To coincide with the World Mental Health day on 10 October 2017, ACAS have published the following guidance: Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Workplace, available  here; Dealing with Stress in the Workplace, available here; and Managing Staff Experiencing Mental Ill Health, available here.
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Mental health at work

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It was Mental Health Awareness Week at the start of the month and highly regarded public figures came out in support of mental health, most notably Prince Harry and the Heads Together campaign and sought to raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental illness. As mental health has been in the spotlight we thought it…
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Blog: Never discuss religion or politics

Joanne Sefton, Specialist Employment Lawyer at Menzies Law
“Never discuss religion or politics”. This sage advice has been around for at least a century. But in these days of Brexit and Trump, politics seems harder and harder to avoid and religion has got wrapped up in it in a way it hasn’t been – or at least not in the UK – for…
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Blog: Chronic Embitterment – now there’s a name for it

Luke Menzies, Director and Specialist Employment Lawyer at Menzies Law
At our recent annual national conference, UK employment lawyers enjoyed an excellent opening plenary session on mental health at work. Here we learned a new phrase: chronic embitterment.  It was one of those phrases which, as soon as we heard it, we recognised as a common situation we have all dealt with for our clients…
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