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GPs push to diagnose mental problems in UK

by Jane Kirby, PA General practitioners in the UK are being urged to do more to spot signs of depression and anxiety to help millions of people who are currently undiagnosed. At any one time, one in six adults suffers a common mental health condition such as depression, generalised anxiety disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder. Other […]

Open weekend at Girgenti raises over €12,500 for NGOs

Some 3,000 people visited the recent open weekend at Girgenti Palace, raising more than €12,500 for NGOs working in the mental health sector. The event, coordinated by the Prime Minister’s wife Kate Gonzi, raised money through donations as well as the sale of several items. “It helped in an immeasurable way to raise much needed […]

More attention to mental health needed by employers at workplaces

Nikki Abela Mercieca More attention has to be given to mental health at the workplace as research continuously shows the “great burden” this puts on the economy due to lost productivity, according to Richmond Foundation CEO Dolores Gauci. “It’s becoming clear more attention has to be given in this respect. When employees went to work […]

Social partners disregard EU anti-stress agreement

Malta is one of four EU member states whose social partners have failed to introduce anti-stress measures for workers under a 2004 agreement, a situation the European Commission has described as “worrying”. The Commission called on the Maltese social partners to make sure workers are given minimum levels of protection against work-related stress, as have […]

Swedish firms aim to tackle work-related stress

Work-related stress is a major concern to most European companies and the financial crisis is aggravating the problem but less than a third are dealing with it, an EU survey said . Stress, violence and bullying, which can sometimes leads to suicide, are “psychosocial risks” in the workplace, the European Agency for Health and Safety […]