Tag: Mental Health

Week Commencing 15/11/2021 – In The News

Road Safety Week 2021: Lives saved on roads in lockdown should inspire more action Reductions in the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads – due to lockdown restrictions last year – are to be welcomed but should also inspire more action to make roads safer. The call comes from road safety […]

Mental Health Matters: Schizophrenia

What Is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a long-term mental health condition, which can cause a range of different psychological symptoms, including reality being interpreted abnormally. In some cases, the condition can be disabling. People with Schizophrenia require lifelong treatment, however early diagnosis may help get symptoms under control before serious complications develop. Schizophrenia involves a range […]

Week Commencing 25/10/2021 – In The News

Pedestrian fatalities prompt HSE safety notice on use of wheeled loading shovels Britain’s safety regulator has today, 25 October, issued a safety notice on the use of wheeled loading shovels, widely used in the waste and recycling sector. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) notice follows nine fatal vehicle-pedestrian collisions in the past four years. Six of […]

Week Commencing 18/10/21 – In The News

How to become a ‘walrus detective’ as WWF calls for public to help with conservation research The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is looking for members of the public to become “walrus detectives” in a bid to help researchers understand more about the population of Atlantic and Laptev walruses. With the climate crisis impacting […]

Safety Spotlight – Manual Handling and Physical Activity

As part of October’s Hazard of the Month, we’re shining a spotlight on two key areas: Manual Handling and Physical Activity. Manual Handling Any worker, no matter the working environment they’re in, may have to undertake manual handling tasks. Any task that involves using bodily force to move an object, so everyone can benefit from […]

Mental Health Matters: Self-Harm

Letter dice spelling out 'self harm'

Content warning: please note this article discusses sensitive topics including self-harm, suicide and mentions of eating disorders and substance abuse.    Self-harm can be difficult to talk about and hard for others to understand as there are many misconceptions about the behaviour, and just as many preconceived ideas and stereotypes as well. Before you continue […]

Week Commencing 09/08/2021 – In The News

Dead trees in a desert

IPCC Report Casts Somber Outlook on Global Warming A report released this week by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said that human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible ways. The landmark study warns of increasingly extreme heatwaves, droughts and flooding, and temperature limits agreed under the Paris […]

Mental Health Matters: Eating Disorders

Scrabble tiles spelling out words related to Eating Disorders.

What are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that anyone can have regardless of their background, age, gender or ethnicity. It is estimated by Beat that around 1.25 million people have an eating disorder in the UK with 25% of these people being men. But, as with all mental health, stigmas mean many […]

Week Commencing 29/07/2021 – In The News

Hackers Demanding $50m from Saudi Aramco Over Data Leak Saudi Aramco, the world’s most valuable oil producer, has confirmed that hackers are attempting to extort the company over leaked data. The hackers are demanding $50m (£36.5m) in cryptocurrency but it remains “unclear who is behind the ransom plot.” Attacks like these serve to reinforce longstanding […]

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

A woman showing signs of anxiety and stress by sitting with her hands covering her face.

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 […]