'Parity of esteem' and the workplace4 June 2014,
The push to value mental health in the same way that we value physical health is high on the Government’s mental health agenda. So what does this mean in the workplace and what can we do to make it this happens?
Some thoughts on stigma6 December 2013,
There is still great stigma in admitting to a mental health problem, particularly when you are male, and particularly in such testosterone-filled environments as the world of professional sport.
Nice work if you can get it6 November 2013, Chris O'Sullivan
For millions of us a good deal of our waking hours are spent at work, with the rest of the time often divided between travelling to work and worrying about work. It’s no wonder, then, that mental health in the workplace is becoming an increasingly pressing issue.
The Cost of Austerity28 August 2012,
We know that around half of adult mental health problems are first identifiable in childhood – so if we manage to create a nation of resilient, emotionally healthy children we will significantly reduce mental health problems later in life.
Stress and the mind: full works
PODCAST This podcast is presented by Dr David Peters and has a series of exercises which outline how to use positive emotions and imagery to ease pressure.
Stress and the mind: quick-fix relaxation exercise
PODCAST Quick relaxation and breathing exercises which you can do anywhere to help clear your mind.
Wellbeing and relaxation
PODCAST A short and easy form of meditation which can be effective in relaxing and reducing stress.
Stress and relaxation: full works
PODCAST Stress management techniques which can help relieve pressure from daily life.
Stress and relaxation: quick-fix breathing exercise
PODCAST To be listened to whenever you feel tense and is a simple and great way to calm your mind and body down.
More work is needed to ensure the ESA assessment process doesnât cause unnecessary stress or anxiety7 April 2011, Keith Bates
We must ensure that the assessments themselves are fair, thorough and carried out by health professionals who have an in-depth understanding of the nature of learning disability.