Mental Health Awareness Week: move for your mental health

Mental Health Awareness Week is observed from 13th to 19th May 2024 in the UK and the theme for this year is movement – moving more for our mental health. The Mental Health Foundation, which set the theme, says that movement is vital for our mental health and emotional wellbeing, but they acknowledge that...

New measures launched to tackle school absences

The government recently launched new measures to help tackle widespread school absences. Launched as pupils were due to head back into the classroom following their Christmas break, the new measures are designed to drive up attendance and tackle persistent absences at schools in England. Figures show that the number of pupils frequently absent from...

Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on anxiety

Anxiety is the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, which is observed from 15th to 21st May in the UK. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems experienced by people. It can be sparked by worries such as exam pressures, relationship problems, starting a new job or losing one,...

Take action this Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month, and this year the theme is all about taking action. Spearheaded by the Stress Management Society, Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 in a bid to raise awareness of the causes, negative effects and effective treatments for stress. Stress can be defined as the experience...

IOSH calls for coordinated focus on mental health in the workplace

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has called for a coordinated response to boost mental health in the workplace. The world’s largest occupational safety and health (OSH) body has responded to a European Commission consultation, saying that more effective leadership and governance frameworks are required to help improve mental health in the...