Conference calls for support for workers and activists facing mental health issues
Staff are burnt out and ‘leaving in droves‘ UNISON health delegates are told
Findings are based on a new survey, Mental Health Matters, of more than 600 employees across the UK who mainly work in the NHS.
‘No worker should be hiding their mental health status because of stigma or from fear the employer would not support them’
On the final morning of UNISON’s Black member’s conference, delegates opened with an emotional debate on the tragic toll of knife crime and how to combat the problem. Paulette Whyte for the national Black members’ committee reported that police had recorded over 39,000 knife offences for the year to the end of June 2018 – […]
More must be done to make mental health services safer and kinder places to work
Disabled members speak out about the importance of mental health care and the role that mental health first aid can play
Conference discussed the importance of supporting and recruiting disabled staff and of supporting staff with mental health problems
UNISON’s new president Gordon McKay talks about his ambitions for his year in office
Last year in England physical assaults on NHS staff rose by nearly 10% compared to 2015/16, according to new figures published today (Tuesday) by UNISON and HSJ. The figures were obtained following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request – submitted by HSJ working on behalf of UNISON – to all the 244 NHS trusts in […]
All too often, Mental Health does not receive the attention or the support, that other health problems do. Our union has a proud history of fighting for greater funding for mental health support, but just as importantly, for greater recognition of mental health in the workplace.
We want to see employers ensure that workers are not overloaded by their jobs, and that they have suitable support systems to help them overcome difficulties – like well trained and supportive managers, regular supervision, employees assistance programs and access to counselling to help them cope.
Employers urged to ‘take real action’ to support staff
New UNISON survey of staff working in mental health services