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Despite risk of significant health damage approx one sixth of the adult population of the UK smokes | http://bit.ly/1XaIby6 #notobaccoday
Employers are not obliged to help employees stop smoking, but could consider taking steps to encourage smoking cessation in the workplace.
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Changes in an employee’s mood & behaviour may be signs that they aren’t coping well at work | http://bit.ly/23Uxr59
#spotthesigns #MHAW16
One in four people will experience a mental health problem each year yet stigma still surrounds this issue.
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Burnout can be associated with increased workplace pressures such increased pressure to work longer & harder.. #HR
Employee burnout is when an employee feels physically and mentally exhausted as a result of prolonged stress at work.
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1 in 4 people will experience a #mentalhealth problem in any given year | http://bit.ly/1QhabGN

#DepressionAwarenessWeek
This week is Depression Awareness Week and the good news is that people are waking up to the fact that good mental health equates to good physical health.
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What is occupational health surveillance?
#healthatwork
The decision to carry out health surveillance would stem from pinpointing potential health hazards during a risk assessment, and measurable health outcomes.
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Free, quick and supportive - the benefits of using #FitforWork. Find out how you can refer: http://bit.ly/1LGp7mC
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Stigma in the workplace prevents many people from opening up to their employer/colleagues about #mentalhealth issues http://bit.ly/1TEq8Jk
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Asthma affects 5.4 million people in the UK:
http://bit.ly/1Z6mvju #WorldAsthmaDay
The work environment may make those with pre-existing asthma worse - by identifying the cause, occupational asthma can be avoided.
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Symptoms of #MS fluctuate over time, consideration needs to be given to creating a flexible working environment: http://bit.ly/1UbRCuH
MS is a ‘hidden’ illness which can make it very difficult for others to appreciate the day-to-day difficulties faced by those diagnosed with the condition.
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Workplace #stress is causing organisations to lose 24 days of productive time per employee each year | http://bit.ly/1QbN9RC
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'London ‘lags behind’ on #flexibleworking'

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Sarah Jackson: Should employers be doing more to support working parents? http://bit.ly/1Rn6G3g
We see a variety of practice from employers, and there is no doubt that support from employers is crucial to finding and maintaining a work-life balance. Working Families’ Modern families index, published in January 2016 in partnership with Bright Horizons, found that the UK’s working parents are struggling to balance their work and family life. Although younger, millennial parents […]
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Fit for Work offers free, expert and impartial work-related health advice to all.
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Fit for Work supports people in work with health conditions and helps with sickness absence. GPs and employers can refer employees, with their consent, to an occupational health professional who will produce a Return to Work Plan.