Working with Cancer states that there are approximately 900,000 people of working age living with cancer in the UK, a number, which is expected to increase to 1,150,00 by 2030 with Healthy working lives stating an extra 130 000 people are likely to want to return to work by then. Work can be really important …
Summer 2021 Article
Stress, anxiety and depression are thought to be responsible for almost half of the working days lost in Britain due to health issues1.
With a sixth of workers experiencing a mental health problem at any one time, it’s no surprise why.
Communication is a process that should be simple, easy to adhere to, easy to follow, and be effective. However, this is not always the case. We use communication in Occupational Health (OH) to help exchange information, thoughts, and feelings between individuals through a common system of signs, symbols, behaviours, and words.
This is a topic that often becomes litigious as many employers get it wrong, either because they simply don’t make adjustments, or they don’t know what to do. Alternatively, employers make a decision not to make adjustments because they don’t think the duty is applicable or worse, they simply don’t know of their legal obligation to do so.
Language is a defining feature of what makes us human. This is and is our predominant method of communicating ideas, thoughts, and feelings. Speech is our main method of articulating language and is therefore essential to almost all job roles.
As the COVID-19 pandemic worsened, humans were reduced to operating in more isolated means, consequently fracturing community value and purpose.