Mental health

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COVID and Workers – The mental health of your essential workers

The topic of social isolation continues to be a part of the daily conversation as employees across Canada deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. For those living alone who have been asked to work from home to support social-distancing policies, it’s understandable that some may be struggling with this isolation period. But it’s important that we … Continue reading

UK – It is massively in the interest of both employers and Government to prioritise and invest far more in improving mental health

This study has led us to conclude that underneath the stigma that surrounds mental health and prevents open discussion on the subject, the UK faces a significant mental health challenge at work. • While there are more people at work with mental health conditions than ever before, 300,000 people with a long term mental health … Continue reading

Mental Health – Illness account for half of all illness up to age 45 in rich countries

In a typical country, one in five people suffers from a mental illness, the great majority from depression or crippling anxiety. Mental illness accounts for half of all illness up to age 45 in rich countries, making it the most prevalent disease among working-age people; it also accounts for close to half of disability benefits … Continue reading

Workplace Bullying – Consistently associated with reduced mental health a meta-analysis finds

Workplace bullying is consistently, and in a bi-directional manner, associated with reduced mental health. Based on a large pool of cross-sectional and longitudinal data, we conclude that workplace bullying is a significant predictor for subsequent mental health problems, including depressive-, anxiety-, and PTSD symptoms and other stress-related psychological complaints. By showing that mental health complaints … Continue reading

US – The population-wide impact of the Great Recession on mental health

Prevalence of major depression increased from 2.33 percent during the years 2005-2006 to 3.49 percent in 2009-2010 to 3.79 percent in 2011-2012, according to the study by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers. Prevalence of less-severe depression increased from 4.1 percent in 2005-2006 to 4.79 percent in 2009-2010, but then declined to 3.68 … Continue reading

Extended joblessness could dampen our personalities

Long periods of unemployment drain our bank accounts and weaken the economy. New research suggests extended joblessness could also dampen our personalities. And that can make it harder to find more work.  A study published this month in the Journal of Applied Psychology examined a sample of 6769 German adults – 3733 men and 3036 women – who … Continue reading

UK Chief Medical Officer’s report: 70 million working days lost to mental illness last year and £70 to £100 billion cost to the economy

Chief Medical Officer’s report: the rising number of working days lost to mental illness creates personal suffering and costs the economy. The rising number of working days lost to mental illness creates huge personal suffering and huge costs to the economy. We need to do more to help people with mental illness stay in work, … Continue reading

Welfare in UK – Compulsory treatment for depression would come

Hundreds of thousands of benefit claimants face being stripped of their state allowances if they refuse to undergo treatment for anxiety and depression, under radical plans being drawn up by ministers. Existing welfare rules mean it is not possible to require claimants to have treatment, such as therapy or counselling, as a condition of receiving … Continue reading

UK – Mental health worsens as benefit cuts, unemployment and poor housing affect communities finds survey

 A survey of mental health social workers and professionals from a leading mental health charity has revealed a growing crisis in mental wellbeing as communities struggle with a combination of hardships including benefit changes, unemployment and poor housing. The survey, undertaken jointly between the mental health charity Mind and The College of Social Work reveals … Continue reading

Mental Health / How poverty burdens the brain (Infographic)

The poor often behave in less capable ways, which can further perpetuate poverty. THEORY: Poverty reduces cognitive capacity because poverty-related concerns consume mental resources, leaving less for other tasks. Source: SocialWorkDegreeCenter.comt via How Poverty Burdens the Brain | Social Work Degree Center.

Sexual Activity and Wages / Those employees having sex more than four times a week receive highest wages

The outcomes suggested that wage returns to sexual activity are statistically significant higher for those between 26 and 50 years of age (I was afraid!) Continue reading

Bipolar Disorder / Cognitive tests predict employability

Patients with bipolar disorder who are not employed despite being in euthymia have poorer neurocognition than those who are in a job, report researchers Continue reading

A campaign for Cindy… Unemployed And In Deep Depression /

Cindy* is one of the 30+ scholarship applicants we have received since launching Allies to the Out-of-Work. Being unemployed has thrown her in a deep depression that she can’t seem to shake. She isolates herself in order to avoid the dreaded questions about her tough situation. Harnessing the power of the micro-fundraising site, Indiegogo.com, we launched … Continue reading

Difficult Co-workers / 5 Tips For Dealing With Them

Here are some tips to help you deal with a problem work associate: 1. Be The Better Person 2. Keep A Positive Attitude 3. Ignore The Person 4. Take Action 5. Make The Most Of It

Psychology / Childhood ADHD reduces adult employment by 10-14 percentage points and earnings by a third study finds

“While several types of mental illness, including substance abuse disorders, have been linked with poor labor market outcomes, no current research has been able to examine the effects of childhood ADHD” writes Jason Fletcher in The Effects of Childhood ADHD on Adult Labor Market Outcomes. (Choosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor to follow) As ADHD has become … Continue reading

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