Tag Archives: Mental

Designing a better future for the planet and our mental health

At WSP, we are a 49,000-strong global team that works with companies to design and advise on built-environment projects. This ranges from skyscrapers to railways, roads and energy-generation systems, both for today and the years to come. In fact, taking a long-term approach is one of our core strengths. With our Future Ready programme, we aim to bring clarity and ... Read More »

People with terminal illness badly need mental health support. My wife was one

Our oncology team were amazing: they left no stone unturned. But her mental health problems remained untreated.’ Photograph: View Pictures/UIG via Getty Images My wife died a few months ago from cancer after battling it bravely for almost three years. The physical symptoms were so tough: pain, nausea, loss of mobility, and others too distressing to talk about here. But ... Read More »

Be Mindful of Mental Health But Don’t Unfairly Stigmatize Seafarers

It is difficult not to notice the attention the issue of the mental health of seafarers has received in recent months. I am asking myself a question: is this good for the seafarers or bad? It definitely raises the awareness of stakeholders throughout the maritime sector, and many would argue that this surely must be good for all concerned – ... Read More »

Glenn Maxwell to take break from cricket due to mental health issues

 Glenn Maxwell was in destructive form in the opening T20I against Sri Lanka at the weekend. Photograph: Darren England/AAP Glenn Maxwell will take a break from cricket to deal with mental health issues, with D’Arcy Short to replace him in the national Twenty20 squad. Maxwell is understood to have been dealing with personal matters for the past month. He met ... Read More »

Mental Health Problems Need To Be Destigmatized In The Workplace—Here’s How To Do It

Almost one in five adults in the U.S. lives with a mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NAMI). Today is World Mental Health Day, and it’s a good time to consider the tens of millions of people nationwide who deal with mental health issues and can face serious stigmatization on the job. “Stigma in the workplace is still, ... Read More »

Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues

A coal-fired power plant in Glenrock, Wyoming. Photograph: J David Ake/AP People who spend their childhood in areas with high levels of air pollution may be more likely to later develop mental disorders, research suggests. Air pollution has become a matter of growing concern as an increasing number of studies have found links to conditions ranging from asthma to dementia and various types of cancer. There are ... Read More »

AFL takes lead on mental health issues in positive if long overdue move

 Jack Steven told his St Kilda teammates in February he would take time away from the game to deal with mental health issues. Photograph: Jonathan DiMaggio/AFL Photos/via Getty Images In 2016, Tom Boyd wrote his name into the folklore of the Western Bulldogs when he helped bring the AFL premiership cup to Whitten Oval. His fourth-quarter goal from outside the 50m arc ... Read More »

Students can now take ‘mental health days’ off from school in Oregon—here’s why

As the amount of money companies spend on the mental health of their employees continues to rise, there has been a movement among workersand employers alike to make mental health a priority and even to destigmatize such issues with “mental health days” off for professionals. Now the trend seems to be making its way into schools too. A new Oregon law allows students there ... Read More »

More evidence that pets benefit mental health

New research examines how interacting with pets affects cortisol levels among college students. Petting a cat or a dog reduces the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Pet owners have long known — or rather, felt — that spending time with their beloved animal companion lowers stress and improves mood. An extensive review that Medical News Todayreported on included several testimonials from people living with mental ... Read More »

Teachers to be trained to spot mental health issues early

Theresa May will promise new classroom teaching materials and updated statutory guidance on schools’ mental health responsibilities. Photograph: View Pictures/UIG via Getty Images Theresa May is to announce that all teachers in England and Wales will be trained to spot the early signs of mental health issues in children as part of a package of measures aimed at prioritising prevention. ... Read More »