Working time lost to poor mental health cost the NHS £371.2m over the last twelve months.read more
Men’s Mental Health At Work - FirstCare Reveals 88% Rise in Young Men Reporting Mental Health Absence
Everybody’s talking about men’s mental health. Everywhere you look the message is clear: it’s good to talk, it’s ok not to be ok. But how many men believe this? And what can employers do to drive the message home?read more
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day: an annual global event which aims to raise awareness about suicide and prevent loss of life.
It’s estimated that more than one million people die by suicide around the world each year, with rates in the UK rising sharply. New figures released this month show that over 6,500 people died by suicide in this country last year – an increase of nearly...read more
Opening up to a nurse
Many years ago, I had a boss who I got on with very well; we worked hard as a team and had fun too. He knew I wasn’t the type to ‘pull-a-sickie’. Despite my excellent sickness record (a handful of days in 5 years), character and commitment, I hated making a call to him to let him know I was sick. He’d always make me feel like I could come in, but didn’t want to. He’d ask...read more
- Trained nurses are on call 24/7.
- “Code Red” is an urgent call.
- Red Flags are identified during a triage assessment and signals health concern.
- Other advice reduces absence levels.
- Speedier returns to work.
- Staff morale gains boost.