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    We need to talk about e-health

    I recently returned to Twitter after a long break. The atmosphere felt grimmer. The interaction angrier. Previously active colleagues were missing.

    By Samantha Peters on 16 July 2021

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    Time to talk

    Lone or remote working is something that many of us have experienced over the past year, while a great many more have been working alone for a while now.

    By Meg Moss, The National Counselling Society on 28 July 2021

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    Supporting mental wellbeing at work

    Three experts provide tips on how employers can support workers’ mental wellbeing and keep them motivated to perform to the best of their ability.

    By Gajal Gupta on 01 May 2021

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    Making waves: nurturing young minds at sea

    A UK charity is helping young people with mental health issues to build self-confidence and trust through surfing.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 June 2021

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    Mental health first aid training should be a legal requirement

    As we look back at the 20th century, it is clear that our understanding of physical health grew exponentially, from the now common use of X-rays to the lifesaving vaccines which have defined the past year in our battle against Covid.

    By Dean Russell MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Watford on 29 April 2021

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    Supporting mental health in a post-Covid world

    Supporting the mental wellbeing of your staff pays real dividends – both for your people and your business, says former health minister and mental health campaigner Sir Norman Lamb.

    By Sir Norman Lamb on 20 April 2021

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    Mental Health First Aid training could become law in UK

    A new Bill that would make ‘mental health first aid’ (MHFA) training in the workplace a legal requirement has moved onto its second reading in Parliament.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 April 2021

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    Mental health disorders affect 1 in 3 Covid survivors, study finds

    One in three people who have recovered from coronavirus have also received a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis within six months of infection, a study from Oxford University has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 April 2021

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    Mates in Mind and IES win Occupational Health Research Award

    Mates in Mind and the Institute for Employment Studies have been awarded £25,000 to research the pressures and mental health issues that self-employed tradespeople may suffer.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 March 2021

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    Why good data is crucial for an effective wellbeing programme

    There is a tremendous wealth of evidence supporting the importance of wellbeing in the workplace, and with Covid-19 continually reshaping how we work and where we work – with significant impact on employee wellbeing – we are seeing accelerated trends in workplace wellbeing.

    By Stephen Haynes, Mates in Mind on 01 February 2021