These ideas and links will help you think about how to look after your mental health at home and at work.
Take a look at Bupa’s information on looking after your mental health.
Mental health and wellbeing at work
- Five ways to wellbeing: the evidence. New Economics Foundation, 2008.
- Jenkins R, Meltzer H, Jones PB, et al.Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project. Mental health: Future challenges. The Government Office for Science, London, 2008
- Five ways to wellbeing: new applications, new ways of thinking. New Economics Foundation / NHS Confederation, 2011
- Stress: management standards. Health and Safety Executive, reviewed March 2017. www.hse.gov.uk
- Kodz J, Davis S, Lain D et al. Working long hours: a review of the evidence. Employment Relations Research Series ERRS16, Department of Trade and Industry, October 2003
- Kivimäki M et al. Long working hours and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of published and unpublished data for 603,838 individuals. The Lancet 386(10,005):1739–46
- Equality Act 2010 legislation.gov.uk [accessed May 2017]
Produced by Clare Foster, freelance health editor, and Nick Ridgman, Head of Health Content, Bupa UK, September 2017
Next review due September 2020
Bupa UK expert reviewers:
- Naomi Humber, Psychology Services Manager, EAP
- Stuart Haydock, Resilience Lead, Health Clinics
- Sarah Deedat, Head of Behaviour Change
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