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Workplace Embitterment .. Sound familiar??

"Workplace Embitterment” Recently we attended a talk given by Dr Tom Sensky - Emeritus Professor of Psychological Medicine at Imperial College, on Chronic Embitterment in the workplace. This topic grabbed our attention straightaway as it’s a growing issue amongst many employees that we’ve seen over the last few years, it seems that embitterment is widespread but hidden under the [...]

Occupational health research round-up: August 2015 – From Personnel Today

This month’s round-up of recently published occupational health research studies looks at occupational therapists experiencing musculoskeletal injuries, stress in the working environment and chronic heart disease rehabilitation.  OTs and musculoskeletal disorders Almost a quarter of occupational therapy (OT) practitioners experienced musculoskeletal injuries over the course of a 12-month working period, according to a study of practising therapists in Texas. Muscle strain was [...]

Nice Guidelines for improving health & wellbeing in the workplace

We are a Occupational Health provider in Cardiff and the surrounding area and wanted to share the "NICE" guidelines for improving health & wellbeing in the workplace These guideline (published: 24 June 2015) makes recommendations on improving the health and wellbeing of employees, with a particular focus on organisational culture and context, and the role [...]

Essential Tips and Skills for a modern workplace workshop – Free to attend!

Essential tips and skills for a modern workplace workshop. Following on from the success of our last event, we are delighted to announce that our next event is on 23rd June 2015 at the University of South Wales This workshop is designed for HR and management professionals and covers pertinent topics that we face within [...]

Email Epidemic – Bad for Health and Productivity

Email Epidemic - Bad for Health and Productivity ???   How did we all cope before VPN links, wireless networks and mobile phones ?? Yes that's it, we left work at the end of the working day, enjoyed some social and family time and then returned the next working day fresh and revitalised for the days work ahead. [...]

7 effective ways to relieve stress

As occupational health professionals we understand how managing stress plays an important role in tackling sickness absence and mental illness. Stress statistics - (source HSE) The total number of cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2013/14 was 487 000 cases (39%) out of a total of 1 241 000 cases for all work-related [...]

Non licensed asbestos medicals – The facts! – Advice for employers

As of 00:01hrs today (30th April 2015) Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 employers have a duty to maintain a health record and arrange health surveillance for those working as notifiable non-licensed workers. The HSE have produced guidance for employers and contractors to assist them in the decision as to which type of work they are [...]

Introducing our “in-house” mental health and wellbeing services

Too much mental pressure can lead to the condition that most people will know as Stress. Stress can lead to the condition Anxiety which in turn can lead to Depression and ultimately more complex mental health conditions. People suffering from Stress, Anxiety and Depression will often present with physical symptoms, in fact the Royal College [...]