We recently attended the Health and Wellbeing @Work conference in Birmingham where Senior Researcher from Tilburg University Dr Margot Joosen presented her findings from a study focusing on returning employees to work who were or had been absent with a mental health issue. Continue reading
Fit for Work has put together a great resource on mental health conditions for employers. It talks about how common these issues are and how to spot them early. Very importantly, the infographic also talks about the return to work process. Returning to work after any long term absence can be hard but especially sufferers of mental health illnesses can really struggle with the fear of returning.
Whilst dealing with depression or stress, shutting yourself away from everything for a while can feel like the best thing to do. But it isn’t necessarily the best antidote to these feelings.
Scientists behind Blue Monday have decided that its date should be changed from the 3rd Monday in January to the 1st Monday after New Year. That may well be true but many still struggle to stay positive throughout the month of January. Continue reading