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Mental Health a Problem for Finance Industry

A recent report has highlighted the problems of ongoing stress and mental health problems in the financial services industry. The Financial and Insurance Services Industry Profile Report from SuperFriend is an industry snapshot taken from an annual ‘Indicators of Thriving Workplace’ survey of 5000 workers. It examines the current state of workplace mental health in […]

Improve stress management, companies told

by Matthew Xuereb Work-related stress accounts for a third of sick leave in the UK so it is vital for all companies to identify what causes it, psychologists say. Although stress is not just caused by bad management, psychologists addressing a seminar organised by the training arm of the General Workers’ Union argued that a proactive […]

Workers expect to be more stressed

Maltese employees think that the workplace will become more stressful over the next five years, according to the results of an EU-wide health and safety survey. Seventy-four per cent of respondents said they were expecting higher levels of stress at their workplace in the coming five years. Just under half – 46 per cent – […]

The Guardian: The cost of poor mental health at work

The issue of mental health is still being brushed under the carpet in too many workplaces, with many employees afraid to speak out before their mental health problems escalate and result in long-term absence or even unemployment. Research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development finds one in four of the UK workforce have experienced a mental […]

More than a third of EU population suffer mental health problems

Europeans are plagued by mental and neurological illnesses, with almost 165 million people or 38 per cent of the population suffering each year from a brain disorder such as depression, anxiety, insomnia or dementia, according to a large new study. With only about a third of cases receiving the therapy or medication needed, mental illnesses […]