Results: 26

For: employment

Work Capability Assessments linked with increase in suicides

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Ian Cummins considers the findings of a recent longitudinal study that measures the impact that welfare reform and disability assessments have had on mental illness and rates of suicide.

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Employment opportunities for all? Social enterprises and mental health

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Martin Webber considers a Canadian study about social enterprises and employment opportunities for people with mental health problems such as psychosis.

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Steps towards employment for disabled people: What works?

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In this blog, Gerry Bennison offers an analysis of and perspectives on a study of employment programmes for people with learning disabilities or mental health problems.

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The effect of lifting during work on Low Back Pain

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In this blog, Abiodun Adefolarin takes a look at a meta-analysis of observational studies, which is a health impact assessment of the effect of lifting on low back pain.

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Non-pharmacological interventions for preventing job loss in workers with Inflammatory Arthritis

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In her first blog for the Musculoskeletal Elf, Abiodun Adefolarin discusses a recent Cochrane review that assesses non-pharmacological interventions for helping workers with inflammatory arthritis stay at work.

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Long working hours are associated with increased alcohol use

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Sally Adams summarises a new BMJ systematic review and meta-analysis of working hours and alcohol use, which finds a link between longer working hours and risky alcohol consumption.

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‘More time for what’? Leisure, life and learning disabilities

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Hannah Morgan from the Centre for Disability Research at Lancaster University takes a critical look at a Swedish study on leisure and people with learning disabilities and discusses what the findings mean for the UK context.

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Helping people with depression return to work

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Meg Fluharty reports on a new Cochrane review of interventions to improve return to work in depressed people. The review finds moderate quality evidence for a range of work-directed and clinical interventions that can help people with depression return to work.

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Social determinants of mental health: how our societies are making us mentally unwell and what we can do about it

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Mark Horowitz summarises the new WHO and UCL Institute of Health Equity (Michael Marmot) report and research paper on social determinants of mental health. He concludes that it’s time to focus on the root causes of mental distress, namely poverty, unemployment, poor education and social isolation.

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