Summary of major events in the world of workplace mental health

By Libby Morley-Hassanali

Published 8 October 2022

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Report from Director of WPH&WB, Libby Morley-Hassanali
 
Hot off the press on September 28th, 2022:

 

The WHO guidelines on mental health at work provide evidence-based recommendations to promote mental health, prevent mental health conditions, and enable people living with mental health conditions to participate and thrive in work. The recommendations cover organizational interventions, manager training and worker training, individual interventions, return to work, and gaining employment. The guidelines on mental health at work aim to improve the implementation of evidence-based interventions for mental health at work (Guidelines on mental health at work (who.int)).

The Mental health at work: policy brief, developed jointly by WHO and the International Labour Organization, provides a pragmatic framework for implementing the recommendations of the WHO guidelines on mental health at work (Mental health at work: policy brief (who.int)).

There are 13 references to Occupational Health in the main body and 14 within the reference section. 

The Working Minds campaign was created by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in November 2021. The Working Minds campaign brings together a range of tools and support to help businesses and workers understand the best ways to prevent work related stress and encourage good mental health (Working Minds – Work Right to keep Britain safe).

ISO 45003, published in June 2021, gives guidance on managing psychosocial risks and provides recommendations to organizations on how to prevent work-related psychological ill-health. EMCOR UK is the first organisation, globally, to achieve certification against BSI’s psychological health and safety at work scheme, based on ISO 45003 (ISO 45003 – Psychological Health in the Workplace | BSI (bsigroup.com)).

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