Mental Health News & Advice

Mental health & wellbeing advice from Health Assured. See the latest news, awareness days and best tips for wellbeing at work & in life.

July 2019

Lack of sleep: Causes and effects

Lack of sleep: Causes and effects

You probably don’t get enough sleep—and neither do the employees in your care. That may sound like a bold claim, but th...Read more

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Jul 8 2019

Contribution based ESA: An employer’s guide

Contribution based ESA: An employer’s guide

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) offers financial support to ill and disabled employees who are unable to work due...Read more

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Jul 5 2019

How stress management training improves wellbeing at work

How stress management training improves wellbeing at work

We’ve examined the impact of stress and anxiety in the workplace. We’ve also touched on the effects it has on the produ...Read more

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Jul 1 2019

June 2019

Absenteeism at Work

Absenteeism at Work

Do you have an employee who seems never to be around? One that’s conveniently sick every Monday, or has many unplanned ...Read more

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Jun 27 2019

Work capability assessment for mental health

Work capability assessment for mental health

This assessment is required by the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP). It’s used to decide an employee’s entitleme...Read more

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Jun 24 2019

Unsociable working hours & mental health

Unsociable working hours & mental health

Working hours can vary depending on a variety of factors. From the geographical location of the organisation to its tar...Read more

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Jun 17 2019

Off work with depression what are my rights

Off work with depression what are my rights

So, you’ve followed all the advice. You’ve done the right things. You’ve taken control, and you’ve been signed off by yo...Read more

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Jun 13 2019

Night worker health assessment guide

Night worker health assessment guide

Night worker health legislation According to the Working Time Regulations 1998, a ‘night worker’ is an employee whose r...Read more

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Jun 10 2019

Time off work for depression

Time off work for depression

Employees going to work when they’re experiencing depression is counterproductive to all involved. As well as their men...Read more

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Jun 7 2019

How to get a sick note for depression

How to get a sick note for depression

Responsible for 15 million working days lost in a year, depression is a serious mental health concern. If you’re depres...Read more

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Jun 4 2019

May 2019

How to get a sick note: A guide for employers

How to get a sick note: A guide for employers

It’s not uncommon to deal with employee absences due to illness in the workplace. When staff members experience such ai...Read more

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May 30 2019

Mental Health Discrimination

Mental Health Discrimination

As an employer, it’s crucial to eliminate all forms of mental health discrimination. When an employee suffers from a me...Read more

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May 23 2019

Duty of care examples

Duty of care examples

It’s your obligation to ensure the physical and mental safety of everyone associated with your business. This responsibi...Read more

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May 21 2019

What are reasonable adjustments?

What are reasonable adjustments?

These are alterations within the workplace to remove or reduce limitations for disabled employees. The Equality Act of ...Read more

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May 14 2019

Anxiety Counselling

Anxiety Counselling

What is anxiety counselling? Let's look at what anxiety counselling is, if it's a mental disability, and how to support...Read more

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May 7 2019

April 2019

How to Handle a Panic Attack at Work

How to Handle a Panic Attack at Work

Thoroughly unpleasant and hard to deal with at the best of times, panic attacks at work are even worse. The sense of ob...Read more

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Apr 26 2019

Difference between anxiety and depression

Difference between anxiety and depression

In this post, we explain the difference between anxiety and depression. It’s important to distinguish them as one in fo...Read more

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Apr 23 2019

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Stress vs Anxiety: what are the differences?

Stress and anxiety can seem like very similar issues. They’re certainly both negative and lead to tiredness, worry, dist...Read more

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Apr 15 2019

Stress counselling in the workplace

Stress counselling in the workplace

Work-related stress is proven to affect employee morale, productivity, engagement and more. All of which can potentially...Read more

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Apr 9 2019

What is mental health First Aid?

What is mental health First Aid?

When an employee suffers a physical injury at work, the first point of call is the office first aider, right? Well, the...Read more

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Apr 5 2019

What is Occupational Health?

What is Occupational Health?

OH officers help identify any issues with staff wellbeing–making work changes where necessary. As an employee, it's imp...Read more

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Apr 3 2019

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