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NHS policies failing to stop bullying by managers and staff sickness

Bullying and discrimination by NHS managers have led to absences among mental health workers, and past policies have failed to stop this, research shows. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Forensic psychiatric patients and staff view the effects of mental illness differently

Offenders sentenced to forensic psychiatric care do not consider their mental illness to be the main reason for their crime. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Is it THAT urgent?! Staff admit to checking emails on the loo

New research from Mind makes for uncomfortable reading – the mental health charity has found that more than 1 in 7 of us (15 per cent) who receive work emails sometimes check them while in the… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

“Substantial” number of NHS hospital staff treat victims of human trafficking

A “substantial” proportion of NHS hospital staff – around one in eight, in some places – treat the victims of people trafficking, with maternity services most likely to do so, finds research… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

A quarter of staff have been pestered by their boss while on holiday

With the school summer holidays upon us, many people are looking forward to a well-deserved break from work. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Study: Low cost interventions can improve patient and staff safety in mental health wards

A recent study, published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies, reveals a set of ten low-cost interventions that can increase safety on psychiatric wards. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

The Blue Light Programme will help NHS staff have the resilience they need to save lives

Danny Mortimer, chief executive of the NHS Employers organisation, has welcomed the Blue Light Programme announced by charity Mind on 6 March: “Society asks front-line emergency staff to… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Staff turnover and complaints in mental health trusts could be suicide warning signs

Researchers from The University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness investigated whether suicides were related to the way mental… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Stressed out staff feel unsupported at work, says Mind

Research by Mind to mark National Stress Awareness Day has revealed that staff are experiencing high levels of stress. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Just over half of NHS Trusts have a mental wellbeing policy in place for staff

Only 57% of NHS trusts have a mental wellbeing policy in place to support staff, according to new audit results from the Health and Work Development Unit (HWDU) at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).NHS trusts have a duty to their staff to support their health and wellbeing. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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