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When HR magazine catches up with Ros Altmann in February it’s in hushed tones. She’s pacing – it becomes apparent during our phone call – the corridors of the House of Lords, listening out for EU-related updates. Halfway through our chat she suddenly asks if we can reconvene in half an hour. Once back she explains she had to duck into the PM’s statement on…
Figures released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) have revealed that the number of people with depression worldwide increased 18 per cent between 2005 and 2015, with now more than 300 million people living with depression. This figure marks depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. The WHO has decided to focus World Health Day 2017 on depression. In its year-long…
The cross party Communities and Local Government Committee has made several significant recommendations on increasing support for families and friends providing unpaid care as part of its report on adult social care. Comment from Responding to the report, Heléna Herklots CBE, Chief Executive at Carers UK. The Committee’s recommendations on carers include: Extra funding is needed to enable councils to fulfil their duties to assess…
Macmillan research shows that there are currently 1.8 million people living with cancer and at least one other long-term health condition, such as heart disease or chronic kidney disease. With the numbers of people living with cancer in the UK set to grow to 4 million by 2030, more people than ever will need support with long-term consequences of cancer such as chronic fatigue, sexual…
More than half (56%) of respondents who disclose poor mental health at work are offered reasonable adjustments or support measures, such as changes to working hours or adjusted job duties, according to research by mental health charity Mind. Its Workplace wellbeing index, which surveyed 15,022 employees at 29 organisations, also found 54% of respondents feel that their line manager supports their mental health. The research…