Article Tag: mental health

Dealing with Mental Health Illness and Discrimination at Work

mental health awareness week - woman stressed at work

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual campaign designed to raise awareness for mental health illnesses. According to CIPD and Simply Health’s Health and Wellbeing at Work survey, nearly four fifths (79%) of respondents reported stress-related absence in the past year. Also, HSE found that 17.9 million working days were lost to stress,… Read more »

Katie Hodson Discusses Mental Health in the Workplace

Two employees discussing mental health in the workplace

Our Employment Law & HR Group Manager, Katie Hodson, recently featured in an article by HR Grapevine, discussing how HR can face the threat of an employee mental health crisis in the workplace. Read her comments below, and see the full article here. “An employer has the same health and safety responsibilities and duty of… Read more »

Company law – changes to the Mental Health Act

Earlier this year the Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013 came into force and amends certain provisions of the model articles for both private and public companies. The model articles are a set of rules which new companies can adopt as their constitution when a new company is formed. By way of background the 2013 Act… Read more »