Tag: Mental Health First Aid

Understanding and Managing Stress

Stress is becoming an ever-increasing problem both in the workplace and in our personal lives. How we handle it has become a topic of discussion with no clear answer. After all, everyone reacts differently to a stressful situation and what might be easy for some to overcome, could be impossible for others. This is especially […]

Mental Health Matters: Revisiting The Power Of Small

Last year, we published a blog about ‘The Power of Small’ for Time To Talk Day, discussing how a small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference. By looking out for each other, reaching out, and creating a dialogue around mental health, you could help your loved ones if they […]

Week Commencing 17/01/2022 – In The News

Thirty employees diagnosed with HAVS A glass and glazing company which installs and repairs glass windscreens and side windows to buses, coaches, motor homes and trains, has been fined for failing to adequately control the risk to its employees from using vibrating tools. Reading Magistrates’ Court heard how employees of PSV Glass and Glazing Limited […]

Mental Health Matters: Psychosis

What does the term ‘Psycho‘ mean to you? Does it conjure up images of a person being dangerously violent, maybe attacking people out of nowhere or simply exploding into a fit of rage for no apparent reason? It is unfortunate that the stigma around Psychosis is such that a majority of people will think this […]

Mental Health Matters: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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What is PTSD? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt. These symptoms are often severe and persistent enough to have a significant impact on the person’s day-to-day […]

Mental Health Matters: Dealing with Depression

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Feeling Depressed vs Having Depression Everyone has ups and downs. Sometimes you might feel a bit low, for lots of different reasons. People may say that they are feeling depressed when they are feeling down, but this does not always mean that they have depression. Depression is a long-lasting low mood disorder. It affects your ability to do […]

Week Commencing 24/05/2021 – In The News

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Construction Firm Fined After Workers Exposed to Asbestos A construction company has been fined after workers were exposed to asbestos whilst refurbishing a flat in St John’s Wood, Westminster. Between 14 May and 31 August 2018, ASAI Construction Ltd, the Principal Contractor for the project, failed to obtain a Refurbishment and Demolition asbestos survey prior […]

Safety Spotlight – Mental Health Awareness and Stress Awareness

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For the month of May, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Mental Health. These key areas are Mental Health Awareness and Stress Awareness. Mental Health Awareness This month saw Mental Health Awareness Week take place on 10th-16th May. Run by the Mental Health Foundation, it is […]

Mental Health Matters: Considering Mental Health and Work

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Mental Health: An Often Oversimplified Notion If the title of this article were ‘Considering Physical Health and Work’, you’d probably expect it to be of an encyclopaedic length to even scratch the surface. When we discuss mental health, however, there is no such understanding of the complexity of the phenomena, and it is often oversimplified […]

Mental Health Matters: Mythbusting Bipolar Disorder

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Though it’s relatively uncommon, bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that can affect anyone. Formerly known as manic-depressive illness or manic depression it is a mental illness that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels, and as with all mental ill health has some negative stigmas attached to it; some of the […]